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Four places to explore in Auckland for free

Written by Dani

If you want to explore your own backyard in Auckland, but are also a student on a student-budget, here are some fun places to get you outside without breaking the bank!

Mount Eden

After climbing the easy 10-minute walk up to the Mount Eden summit, you will find yourself at the highest point in Auckland! This means you get to see some stellar views - a 360-degree panoramic outlook on the city and beyond. You can get some pictures for the ‘gram to show off that you exercise too, without even spending a dollar. So easy. Image://

Auckland Domain

The Auckland Domain has got all sorts of place rolled into one. You can explore the walking tracks around the Domain itself, or visit the beautiful winter gardens which is free to enter. Perched at the top of the hill overlooking the Domain is also the Auckland War Memorial Museum - where for only a gold coin donation, you can explore the history of our beautiful country or around the world.

Te Ara I Whiti and Nelson Street Pathway

If you’re driving into the city from the motorway, you may have seen this bright, winding pink pathway. Go for a wander along the Te Ara I Whiti, a pink path along the Nelson street off-ramp, and admire the string of interactive lights on the side. Definitely recommend doing so at night - the bright lights of the city make for some awesome photos.

Mission Bay

Just minutes from the bustling CBD, Mission Bay Beach is especially gorgeous in the summer. A little escape from the skyscrapers to the sea, with close proximity to the shops - grab an ice-cream or some fish and chips, and go relax on the sand.  Image:// Tourism New Zealand -


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