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Free things to do in Auckland

Head to one of the beaches around Auckland with your car hire for a free activity!

Picking up an Auckland car rental to see the sights one of the best way to get around all the things you want to see. But sometimes the cost of visiting lots of places with ticket entries can add up, and use up funds you’d rather spend on food and souvenirs! So to keep that expenditure down, check out some of these activities you can get stuck into – for free!

Auckland Art Gallery

Most cities around the world will offer their art gallery as a free activity for culture-loving visitors. Auckland is no exception! Here you’ll be able to see a platter of New Zealand artwork to get a real idea of the culture of the country as expressed through paint and sculpture. Tours are also free (so you know what you’re looking at), and run three times a day.

Be a beach bum

There’s nothing quite like the sand and surf to make you feel free, and when the experience comes free too, it can’t be topped. The west coast beaches are just a drive away and are world renowned for their beauty and black and golden sands. Top spots are Piha and Muriwai for their surfing and swimming opportunities.

Events

There’s also an array of events on in at around the city at all times. Being New Zealand’s biggest city, you’ll never be short of something to do here. Have a look at the city’s events page that constantly updates with information about free music gigs, comedy nights, outdoor movie screenings, market stall events and more. Some of these have ticket prices, but have a look through a few weeks ahead of your New Zealand adventure to find the free ones and pick where to go first!

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