Top 5 free things to do in Auckland after the IALC 2020 Auckland Workshop

Written by Rosie Baker 27 November 2019

Top 5 free things to do in Auckland after the IALC 2020 Auckland Workshop

Experience Auckland at the world’s best study travel Workshop from March 26-29, 2020. The IALC 2020 Auckland Workshop will showcase a fantastic selection of IALC-accredited language schools including host school Languages International who are based in Auckland. 

New Zealand is known for its beautiful green landscapes and mountains and there are so many things to do in Auckland for free. To make the most of your trip we have put together a list of the top 5 free things to do in Auckland, after your week of meetings, industry seminars and special networking events.

Here are our TOP 5 free things to do in Auckland:

1. Climb a volcano in Auckland

Auckland has 48 volcanic cones to climb with 360 degree views of the city. Mount Eden (Maungawhau) is Auckland’s highest volcano at 196 meters and was formed up to 30,000 years ago, holding an important place in Māori history. Many visitors like to kayak to the mountain from the harbour and then cycle or walk up to the top of the mountain to overlook the Waitemata Harbour beyond.

2. Discover New Zealand’s Marine Wildlife

Goat Island Marine Reserve is just an hour drive from the centre of Auckland. Whether snorkeling or hopping on the reserve’s glass bottom boat, you will be able to get close to thousands of New Zealand’s colourful fish, dolphins, fur-seals and orca for free!

3. Visit beaches in Auckland

There are hundreds of beautiful beaches in Auckland. In the north coast you can explore the golden, sandy beaches with clear waters and in the west you will find Auckland’s black-sand surf beaches.  Some of our top places to visit are Mission Bay, St Heliers, Devonport and Takapuna which are close to the city or a 90 minute drive will take you to Pakiri beach, a popular beach for surfers and horse riding. Find out more about Auckland’s Inner City beaches here .

4. Explore Kiwi art at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Drive 15 minutes from the centre of Auckland to experience the beautiful historic Pah Homestead and its selection of Kiwi contemporary art from the Wallace Arts Trust collection. The grand mansion is set in the grounds of one of Auckland’s best kept secrets, Monte Cecilia park. With its fantastic views, sculptures and rare exotic trees, the park alone is worth a visit!

5. Free Walking tours in Auckland

From the bustling city streets to rocky coastlines, native forests and wildlife sanctuaries, Auckland has thousands of walking and hiking trails to explore for all abilities. Find out more about the short walks and day hikes you can take in the North and South Island here

There are also so many more things you can discover in Auckland to do for free! Make the most of your trip to Auckland when you come to the IALC 2020 Auckland Workshop from March 26-29! Register here before it’s too late.

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