The Auckland War Museum is a popular visitor attraction but many people don’t know that there are a few things to see outside too. The museum building sits on the top of a hill and has a commanding view across the the harbour. This is where the biggest dawn service is held every ANZAC Day.
There is a lot to see inside the museum but on a nice sunny day the Domain is worth a visit all to itself and many visitors and locals know it. They visit the duck pond, play sport, buy ice cream from the Kiosk (designed as the ideal NZ house for the 1913 Great Industrial Exhibition) or grab something more substantial from the cafe.
The Wintergarden complex is popular with photographers. It was established after World War I and is a protected heritage site. There are 2 glasshouses. T
- he “cool house” houses temperate plants and the other – the “hot” house – is full of tropical plants. The formal courtyard in between is a good spot for wedding photographs.
It’s easy to get to the Museum on a Link bus from the city but if you are feeling energetic, there’s a really nice walk from the Domain to the city that will take you past several sculptures by famous Auckland artists and if you start at the Domain it’s all downhill.
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