Top Historical Places in Auckland

Are you looking to explore the history of Auckland through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Auckland including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Auckland. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Auckland ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Auckland, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Auckland for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Auckland with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Auckland Museum

    4.6 (888 Votes)
    Auckland Museum

    Memorial, War Memorial, Cafe

    The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of the most important museums in New Zealand and showcases rare artefacts that depict the story of Auckland along with its Natural and Military history. The building itself stands out from the surrounding landscape owing to its rich Neo-classical design. The memorial Cenotaph located close to the building as well as the exhibits inside the museum pay trib...Read more
  2. North Head Historic Reserve

    4.7 (139 Votes)
    North Head Historic Reserve

    Historical Site, Military Area

    The North Head Historic Reserve is New Zealand’s most important military base and coastline security. Even today, the military tunnels, gun emplacements and fortifications dating back to late 19th century, are preserved. You can take a walk here to admire the splendid coastline as you explore its many pathways. Fun fact-North head is one of the 50 volcaniccones in Auckland. The North Head...Read more
  3. Hauraki Gulf

    4.8 (21 Votes)
    Hauraki Gulf

    Island, Historical Site, Nature

    The Hauraki Gulf (Tikapa Moana) consists of the Motutapu Island, Ponui Island, Waiheke Island, TiritiriMatangi, The dome of Rangitoto Island, The Browns Island, Motuihe Island, Pakihi Island, Pakatoa Island, Rakino Island and The Rotoroa Island. Most ferry rides take you to the historic Motuihe island to see the beautiful beaches and explore the many walkways that embrace historic ruins. The be...Read more
  4. Albert Park

    4.6 (163 Votes)
    Albert Park

    Park, Walking Area, Statue, Cafe

    Located close to the Trish Clark Gallery and a flood of cafes, the Albert Park is a relaxing green space at the heart of the city. The flower beds with pedestrian streets that are loved for their minimalistic elegance, are perfect to take a walk around as you sip on your favourite coffee. Highlights of the park include the fountain, a floral clock feature, a rotunda and statues of Queen Victori...Read more
  5. Howick Historical Village

    4.4 (67 Votes)
    Howick Historical Village

    Village, Historical Site

    Spread across 7 acres, the Howick Historical Village offers a time-travel experience with the whole estate maintained as it were in the colonial period. From actors who wear true-to-time clothes to historic schools, churches and general stores that cerate the ambience- a visit here is a must for history lovers. The place arranges activities that normally would have been a part of the daily life...Read more
  6. Saint Patrick's Cathedral

    4.7 (1574 Votes)
    Saint Patrick's Cathedral

    Religious Site, Landmark, Cathedral

    Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is the Mother Church of Auckland diocese. The cathedral offers so much to visitors, not just a place to worship, but also peace, serenity and lovely grounds. This simple, plain church was built of locally quarried hammered scoria and had a very substantial appearance similar to others designed by Walter Robinson at this time. A grapevine outside the cathedral is ...Read more
  7. Winter Garden Auckland Domain

    Botanical Garden, Walking Area, Statue, Architecture

    Designed in the early 20th century by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jeckyll, the Winter Garden Auckland Domain is a botanical garden loved for its Victorian-style glass houses that are home toexquisite flowers and an elegant court yard embellished by beautiful statues. The pool is a lovely addition to the garden and is pleasant to walk around. One of the glass houses accommodates tropical flowers ...Read more
  8. Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park

    Outdoors, Park, Walking Area, Memorial

    A beautifully maintained park known for the Maori settlement history, the MJ Savage Memorial Park pays tribute to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand- Michael Joseph Savage. The memorial offers a panoramic view of the Rangatira reserve, the serene Waitemata Harbor and the skyline of Auckland city. Do take your time as you walk around to admire the neat flower beds and the pathways th...Read more
  9. Holy Trinity Cathedral

    4.7 (23 Votes)
    Holy Trinity Cathedral

    Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    The Holy Trinity Cathedral was built in the late 20th century in Neo-Gothic style. The Nave of the church (a contemporary addition), is designed by N.Z. Architect Professor Richard (Dick) and dedicated to the ‘the Holy Trinity’. The highlight of the church remains in its architecture – especially the Glass doorsthat seem to be suspended due to its lack of visible support. The ...Read more
  10. Symonds Street Cemetery

    4.5 (7 Votes)
    Symonds Street Cemetery


    The Symonds Street Cemetery is a historic cemetery and is named after William Cornwallis Symonds- a prominent British Army officer during the early colonisation of New Zealand. The place has a few interesting pieces of tombstones and the cemetery is arranged by status and denomination. The trees that surround the place, shade the cemetery and add to its tranquillity. Take a walk around to see a...Read more
  11. Vector Arena

    4.4 (27 Votes)
    Vector Arena


    Spark Arena is a huge indoor arena where many national and international events are hosted. Various sports events like professional wrestling, basketball, ice hickey, netball and boxing are held at Spark Arena. In addition to this, the musical concerts of the world-renowned artists are staged at the arena which has a whooping capacity of 12000 and the lights, music and all other facilities are ...Read more