Mission Bay Vacations
Mission Bay is a great place to base yourself while you are in Auckland as some of the city’s most popular attractions are within easy reach. Two of the places not to miss are the fascinating Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park and the remarkable Kohimarama Beach. Also, well worth the effort are the Narrow Neck Beach and the Ellerslie Events Centre.
Auckland is known throughout the world as home to the legendary Mt. Eden. This must-see attraction is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the center of the city.
Mission Bay has a number of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that make great places to visit. Take the time to see the many fascinating museums such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Royal New Zealand Navy Museum and Devonport Museum in Devonport. The area is a treasure trove for art lovers. Don’t miss the Auckland Art Gallery, the John Leech Gallery and the Oedipus Rex Gallery.
If the weather is good get outdoors and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Walk along the coastline nearby such as Cheltenham Beach. Enjoy the nearby wilderness by heading to Mount Victoria and North Head.
To really get a feel for the area, don’t miss the nearby local attractions such as Wintergarden, the Holy Trinity Cathedral and the University Clock Tower. These spots are popular with travellers from all the corners of the globe. For a relaxing change of pace, pay a visit to the area’s most important religious sites, such as the St. Paul's Church, the St Andrew's First Presbysterian Church and the St Stephens' Chapel. Auckland features some evocative reminders of the past; begin your local history tour at Grafton Gate.
Get familiar with the local fashion and treat yourself to a new outfit at popular nearby malls and markets such as the Queen Street Shopping District, the Westfield Downtown Shopping Centre and the Remuera Village Shopping Centre.
When it’s time to rest up after a long day exploring the charms of Mission Bay, check in to one of the area’s convenient accommodation options. Check out the rooms and rates at the Celestion Waldorf Apartments Hotel, the Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel, or the Stamford Plaza Auckland.