The Auckland War Memorial Museum, housed in a Greco–Roman-style building in the Auckland Domain park, was built in 1929 as a memorial to soldiers who died in World War I.
Look up as you approach the building to see the frieze depicting scenes from World Wars I and II. A poppy motif appears in decorative elements on the bronze doors and around the museum, which is home to several permanent exhibits as well as temporary shows.
Walk through the WWI and WWII memorials, where honor rolls preserve the memory of the dead. The Scars of the Heart exhibition compiles experiences and stories of ex-servicemen and civilians, with letters, photographs and artifacts from both wars. Two airplanes – a Spitfire and a Japanese Warbird Zero – are on display nearby.
Explore Maori culture in galleries that house many significant taonga (treasures), including an ornately carved meeting house, a war canoe and one of the earliest examples of Maori decorative carvings. You can see weavings, feather cloaks and hunting weapons. Plan your visit around daily tours, when Maori performers and guides provide deeper insight into the culture.
Get up-close to some of New Zealand’s wildlife in natural history exhibits. Insects, marine life, birds, amphibians and reptiles demonstrate the biodiversity of the island nation.
The Applied and Decorative Arts display exhibits a diverse array of objects. Costumes, musical instruments, clocks, ceramics, glass and metalwork arts are from New Zealand and abroad.
The Auckland War Memorial Museum is open every day except Christmas Day. It’s located in the inner-city neighborhood of Grafton, and is easily accessible by bus. Pay for parking in the museum’s car park.
Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Spark Arena, University of Auckland, and Queen Street Shopping District. Sky Tower and Auckland Town Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Overlooking Waitemata Harbour, this landmark building is adjacent to Saint Patrick's Square and 2 blocks from Queen Street shopping district and Sky Tower, in the heart of downtown Auckland.
Located in Newton, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Auckland Baptist Tabernacle and Auckland Town Hall. University of Auckland and Sky Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Newton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Auckland Baptist Tabernacle and Auckland Town Hall. Sky Tower and University of Auckland are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Newton, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Auckland International College and Auckland Town Hall. University of Auckland and Sky Tower are also within 15 minutes.
This Auckland Apartment is in the city's central business district, two blocks from the Sky Tower and shopping on Queen Street and one-half km from the Aotea Centre. Vector Arena is 1.5 km away.
Connected to Aotea Centre, this atrium-style hotel is also just a few blocks from the nightlife and cafés of Karangahape Road, and 500 meters from city center shops and entertainment, where you can enjoy the arts, musical performances and theatre.
Located in the center of Auckland, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Auckland High Court and University of Auckland. Sky Tower and Queen Street Shopping District are also within 1 mi (2 km).