The short trip from central Auckland to Mission Bay is not only picturesque, but dotted with some of Auckland's other favourite attractions. The Auckland Museum contains fascinating memories of Auckland's and New Zealand's history.
A little further on, you'll find the Parnell Rose Gardens, Okahu Bay with Ngati Whatua Iwi's (Maori tribe) waka Mahuhu (war canoe), and the world-famous KellyTarltons Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World.
Built to commemorate Michael Joseph Savage, one of New Zealand's most revered leaders, the Savage Memorial stands proudly atop Bastion Point at the western end of Mission Bay. The views of the Hauraki Gulf are breathtaking!
Here's a few ways to get here from downtown Auckland:
Drive: 15 minutes is all it takes by car. Drive downtown to Quay St, turn right and follow the glorious Tamaki Drive along the coast!
Taxi: Probably the best money you'll ever spend, just sit back and take in the sights along the way!
Bus: Catch the regular service from the Britomart Transport Centre, lower Queen St, Downtown Auckland (route746-769 or see http://www.maxx.co.nz), or take the Auckland Explorer Bus
On Foot: The walk from the city on the wide, flat promenade that follows the seashore takes around 45 minutes, or you can jog, cycle or rollerblade in less
Once you’re here, there are plenty of parking options and if you spend money with any of the Promenade operators, your parking is FREE! Find out more here.