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Tiny Homes in NSW You Will Want To Escape To

These houses might be tiny but they're big on adventure. Escape the crowds and find your own quiet respite in the country.

In need of the great outdoors? Look no further, the tiny house movement is here to stay. Fresh air, social distancing, remote lands, and uninterrupted stargazing are just the beginning. 

While borders are still closed, escaping in our own backyard has never been better. Dotted on farmlands, coastlines, atop a mountain, and down in a valley, are tiny homes, taking many forms including wooden cabins, trailers, and high-design A-frame structures. The tiny homes offer travellers a quiet respite, where going back to the basics is cool again. 

So, if you’re ready to escape the city, to reconnect with nature and loved ones, keep reading for the best tiny houses you can stay in New South Wales all year long.

best tiny houses nsw

The Wabe

Little Hartley
2 guests, 179 per night
Distance from Sydney:
1 hour, 57 minutes by car

The Wabe lies in the beautiful Kanimbla Valley with views of the Blue Mountains escarpment. Set at the end of a quiet country lane where the only things you will hear are birds singing and cattle mooing.
Things to do nearby: If you are looking for outdoor activities, this tiny house is a great base for visiting Jenolan Caves, eclectic Blackheath, and the many bushwalks of the Blue Mountains.

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Odyssean Tiny House

Cessnock
2 guests, $179 per night
Distance from Sydney:
2 hours by car

This slice of peace is only moments from Cessnock and world-famous Hunter Valley wineries but could be a million miles away. Backing onto national parklands, guests can discover hours of walking trails on the doorstep. You’ll be in the close company of the equine kind—the property houses over 20 horses.
Things to do nearby: With the Hunter Valley at your doorstep, discover cellar doors and meander through the region’s gardens.

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Zepher at Les Luna

Crescent Head
2 guests, $199 per night
Distance from Sydney:
4 hours, 47 minutes by car

Abundant with flora and fauna, Les Luna at Crescent is a perfect mix of countryside and seaside. It’s set on a 33-acre property, only seven minutes away from the famous Crescent Head surf breaks and town. Guests can sit by the dam, fire up the BBQ, and chill by the firepit in a hammock.
Things to do nearby: Head into town to surf a point break, swim in Killick Creek or play a round of golf. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to try, and sunset at Little Nobby is iconic.

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Photo Courtesy of Hideout

Hideout

Southern Highlands
2 guests, $300 per night
Distance from Sydney: 1 hour, 30 minutes by car

Located just an hour and a half away from the bustle of urban Sydney, Hideout is a quick city escape for those craving a taste of the country life. The cabin sits on a 140-acre working farm, home to over 80 horses. The cabin itself is small, but the layout and modern adjustments cleverly take advantage of its surroundings. A queen bed sits atop a platform for unaltered views of the dam and bush. There is heated flooring in the bathroom for cold mornings and air conditioning for hot summers. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen and a fire pit on the deck. You can watch horses in training and even give a hand feeding the horses. Don your farm boots and book this tiny house.
Things to do nearby: Explore Moss Vale Town Centre for boutique shops and cafes. Visit Leighton Gardens, and Mount Ashby Estate for wine tasting. 

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Unyoked

Multiple locations in NSW
Start from $298 per weeknight
Start from $353 per weekend
Distance from Sydney: 1-8 hours by car
Unyoked is about taking a step back to chill and to be entirely consumed by wilderness. It’s a remedy for the weekly grind, but with a minimum footprint. Unyoked started with one hideaway in the Kangaroo Valley, but today they have over 14 hideouts across NSW, from the Hunter Valley to Byron Bay starting at $200 per night. Each location, although different, encourages travellers to unplug and go completely off-grid. Some cabins have been dropped in David Attenborough-level wilderness, others have sunrise escarpment views. All cabins run on solar power. For the NSW cabins, you can order food boxes, which are curated by Fabbrica and Ragazzi Pasta and Wine, so your only worry is choosing what sweat pants to wear that day if any.

In2theWild

From $300 per night
These eco-friendly tiny houses are no more than a stone’s throw away from local areas, but a world away from the worries and stress of everyday life. There are over 15 cabins situated on clearings, boutique farms, and in the mountains. Here, some of our favourites.

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Photo By Jack Bussell

Daisy

Porters Retreat
$319 per night
Distance from Sydney: Three hours by car
Named after Daisy from The Great Gatsby, this cabin is the antithesis of the superficial character. Here, nature unravels you and helps you escape the material world. The cabin is a three-hour drive from the CBD and sits on a clearing with views of the surrounding bushlands. The best thing to do here is nothing. Read a book, take in the scenery or go for a walk. Although, the local town is close by for necessities. Inside, Daisy is equipped with a queen bed by the main window and a single bed in the loft. It comes with the basics: hot water, toilet, equipped kitchen, and drinkable water. Don’t expect to charge your laptop, the cabin is powered by the sun and gas. 
Things to do nearby: Visit nearby Oberon to explore the Mayfield Gardens, go truffle hunting and be sure to stop by The Art Deco Malachi Gilmore Hall

house in the forest
Photo Courtesy of In2thewild

Alice

Howes valley
$319 per night
Distance from Sydney: Two hours by car
Explorers fall down the rabbit hole to find this cabin hidden in the woods of the Blue Mountains. There are about a million hectares of wilderness surrounding this location, which makes it great for hiking. You can chase waterfalls, take in the view from the scenic lookouts, and go horseback riding. The cabin includes a queen bed with a double bed in the loft, equipped kitchen, and fire pit for cosy winter nights. 
Things to do nearby: Hike Howes Trail, run through the vine rows or go horse riding and take in the sights.  

Tiny house on green grass
Photo Courtesy of In2thewild

Edmond

Robertson
$339 per night
Distance from Sydney: 1 hour, 45 minutes by car
Edmond sits on a secluded 100-acre clearing, just two and a half hours outside of Sydney in the Southern Highlands. It’s one of the most popular cabins because of the lush green pasture it sits on and the residing cows and wombats. The views are epic, but what makes this cabin extra special is the nearby wineries, fine foods, and cheese factory. The cabin is equipped like the others but has a queen bed and two singles in the loft. 
Things to do nearby: Get your thrills at Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk or Jamberoo Action Park. There are also several waterfalls nearby or you can explore wineries in the region.

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Photo Courtesy Of In2thewild

Sophie

Merimbula
$249 per night
Distance from Sydney: 6 hours by car
Sophie is the latest addition to the collection and can be found halfway between Melbourne and Sydney. Set in a prime spot on New South Wales Sapphire Coast, this tiny house is elevated above Merimbula with spectacular ocean views. The charming coastal town of Merimbula is only a 15-minute drive away so that guests can make the most of the delicious eateries and quaint local stores. 
Things to do nearby: Visit dairy town Bega, or find a great little swimming spot at Bar Beach.

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Photo Courtesy Of In2thewild

Madeline

Great Lakes Region
$289 per night
Distance from Sydney: 2 hours, 45 minutes by car
Madeline is In2thewild’s first tiny house in the Great Lakes Region, a stunning area with a diverse landscape and immaculate beaches. Set within a 200-acre cattle farm, you’ll get mountainous views from the bedroom window, and the Pacific Palms beaches are less than a 40-minute drive away. So sleep in Carlotta + Gee sheets, get creative with the outdoor pizza oven and soak up the serenity.
Things to do nearby: Explore stunning beaches such as Blueys Beach, Sandbar and Booti Booti.

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Photo Courtesy Of In2thewild

Tristan

Wombeyan Caves
$249 per night
Distance from Sydney: 2 hours, 30 minutes by car
Tristan is Perched in a prime hilltop position, you’ll wake up to dramatic landscape views. But Tiny Tristan isn’t just about the destination. If you’re coming from Sydney, be sure to take the scenic route through the Blue Mountains to Taralga. The character-filled village is only a 15-minute drive away, and it’s also on the way to the historical Wombeyan Caves.
Things to do nearby: Explore the caves and Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve  attractions, including the incredible Dennings Labyrinth cave tour..

tiny house on hill
Photo Courtesy of Kimo Estate

Kimo Estate

Gundagai
$500 per night
Distance from Sydney: 3 hours, 55 minutes
Kimo Estate is a working farm with cottages, a new hotel, and three eco-huts that are unlike what we’ve seen before. The luxurious A-frame huts are eco-friendly and sit high on the hilltops, offering views of the Murrumbidgee River flats and grand hills in the distance. Each eco hut has a wood-fired hot tub to soak in, which is the main attraction as the tubs have epic views of the surroundings. Apart from the panoramic views, each hut is fitted with a queen bed, hot shower, outside kitchen, and a solar fridge. A regional produce breakfast is also included when you book a stay. Due to the size and location, this particular experience should be reserved for two adults. 
Things to do nearby: No trip to Gundagai is complete without visiting the iconic Dog on the Tucker Box. There is also a Heritage Railway and Rotary Lookout that is worth seeing. The Prince Alfred Bridge is also an iconic landmark. 

Kindled

Oberon Shire
$279 per night for two people
$299 per night for up to four people
Distance from Sydney: Three hours by car
Escape to this completely secluded tiny house in Oberon Shire, a three-hour drive from Sydney. The stylish house sits deep in a gum tree conservation with its own private lake and offers an off-grid experience where your only interactions are with the resident kangaroos, koalas and native birds. The house itself sleeps three and to secure your spot, you need to book Kindled for at least two nights. There’s a BBQ, fireplace and cooking utensils, so all you need to bring is food. The house is also air-conditioned for hot summer days. 
Things to do nearby: Delve into the mysterious Jenolan Caves, visit Mayfield Garden, or attend a seasonal festival.

Tallarook Tiny Home

Shoalhaven
$250 per night
Distance from Sydney: Four hours by car
Head south to Shoal Haven for an off-grid experience by the river. Tallarook Tiny Home is an architectural marvel, sitting on a 50-acre property surrounded by native bushland and a kilometre of river frontage. Here, slow living is highly recommended, as is bringing your kayak. The home is equipped with everything you need including a queen and a single bed along with a kitchen, breakfast bar, weber BBQ outside, and bathroom with hot shower. Inside, you will find hardwood floors, contemporary furnishings, air conditioning, and a skylight perfect for stargazing. In the morning, there are fresh farm eggs, bacon, bread, and jams delivered to your door from the local area. Speaking of the local area, head out to explore the town or stay in and explore the river, bush and wildlife encounters. 
Things to do nearby: When you want to venture beyond the trees, visit Hyams Beach to sink your toes in the whitest sand or visit The Artisan Collective to find local handmade products, from keepsakes to home decor. 

TinyAway

Multiple locations
Start from $180 per night
TinyAway has an expanse of tiny houses in its portfolio. Each house is eco-friendly and built with sustainable materials, making it a conscious travel choice. While you can book through the site, TinyAway has also put their houses on Airbnb and Booking.com to allow everyone a chance to experience the tiny house getaway. Here, some of the top houses in their repertoire.

Tiny house on hill
Photo By @leebess

Ocean View

Kundabung
$180 per night 
Distance from Sydney: 4 hours, 15 minutes by car
This shed-like house sits on the highest point of the mid north coast, which means you can see the ocean from here along with nearby farms and towns. The house is about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, just above Port Macquarie. Nearby, you can fish, hike, 4WD or motorbike riding, and much more. It’s a great spot for families. Inside, there is a well-equipped kitchen, heating and cooling, queen size bed, and sofa bed on the floor, which makes it ideal for two adults and a child. Behind the house, there’s a little vegetable patch of which you are allowed to pick from. 


Things to do nearby: It’s a short drive to South West Rocks, a seaside town, cafes, beaches, and some of the best fishing on the coast. If you want to explore the local area, head to Cassegrain Winery, Billabong Zoo, or to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. 

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Photo By @the.wandering.boys

The Clyde

Eagleton
$199 per night
Distance from Sydney: 2 hours by car
Have you ever slept in a historical shipyard dating back to late 1800? The Clyde is a tiny house sitting pretty by the Williams River Bank and is named after the first ship built there. The property is surrounded by green mountains and open skies, not to mention the river at your feet. There are two kayaks by the water for your use, along with life jackets. As with the other houses, The Clyde sleeps three, with a queen and sofa bed inside, along with a kitchen and eco bathroom. If you do bring toiletries, just make sure they’re biodegradable. 
Things to do nearby: If you plan to wine hop, be sure to stop over at Morpeth Wine Cellar, and Wonganella Estate Winery. Stockton Beach and Newcastle Beach are 40 minutes away. You can also book a hot air balloon ride here

farmhouse
Photo By @jstop

Maggie’s Farm Stay

Howes Valley
$179 per night
Distance from Sydney: 2 hours, 18 minutes by car
Wake to the local wildlife on this sanctuary home to an abundance of kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, and wombats, not to mention some farm animals including alpacas, horses, and cows. Situated a two and a half-hour drive from Sydney, Maggie’s Farm Stay encourages you to relax and unwind with mountain views and lagoons. This tiny house is a little smaller than some others, only able to host two people on a queen bed. The kitchenette has cookware, utensils, and a mini-fridge for all your food needs. Be prepared to truly disconnect as there’s no reception here. 
Things to do nearby: Here, you can visit the Hunter Valley wineries, go horse riding or enjoy local cuisine at The Grey Gum International Cafe, which is only 10 minutes from the house. 

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Tiny House 888

Pokolbin
$200 per night
Distance from Sydney: 2 hours, 3 minutes by car
This Scandinavian-style masterpiece has a mood and we’re here for it. Managed by TinyAway, House 888 is a studio plopped in the middle of the Hunter Valley on Vintry, an award-winning property. Nearby, you will find over 150 wineries and top-notch restaurants as well as rolling landscapes and mobs of kangaroos. Although, there’s no reason to leave the cabin, given it’s self-contained with a cooker and heating and cooling. The queen bed accommodates max two people, making it a great option for a romantic weekend getaway or anniversary surprise. 
Things to do nearby: It’s in a unique location nestled in the foot slopes of Brokenback Range, which is home to wineries, historic properties, and a rural community. While here, explore Audrey Wilkinson Vineyards, Tulloch Wines, and Ben Ean, which has a restaurant serving Italian and Mediterranean flavours. 

Tilba Lake Camp

Central Tilba
From $350 per night
Distance from Sydney: 5 hours, 10 minutes by car
Savour drinks by the fire and toast marshmallows at this eco-pod nestled between the mountains, lake, and sea in Central Tilba. Set on 11 acres of unspoilt coastal countryside, each self-contained modern eco-pod comes with its own choice of view, ocean or mountain. The pods can accommodate up to two people, although you can rent multiple pods and make it a friend or family getaway. Of course, its prime stargazing advantage also makes it a popular romantic spot. 
Things to do nearby: Head to Tilba Sweet Spot to fill up on lollies, before picking up a wheel of cheese from the ABC Cheese Factory. There are also many iconic sites to see, including Blue Pool, The Foxglove Spires Gardens, Montague Island, Bar Rock Lookout, and more. 

lounge room in tiny house
Photo Courtesy of Tiny Rentals

Maiden Seattle

Robertson
$260 per night
Distance from Sydney: 2 hours by car
If you’re missing airline travel, this themed tiny home could be just what you’re looking for. The Maiden Seattle is a custom-built wooden cabin living on a farm in the Southern Highlands, less than two hours from Sydney. Inside, you will find parts and memorabilia sourced from all over the world, including the parts you aren’t allowed to touch on a plane. Outside, enjoy access to a rainforest stream and interactions with the locals: wombats and alpacas. Take in the view from the deck by the custom-built gas fire pit or cook up a first-class meal in the galley kitchen. There’s also a Weber BBQ for all your grilling needs. Now boarding first class. 
Things to do nearby: The Big Potato is in the closest town, which also has a pub, cheese factory, and shops. If you’re looking for adventure, the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk and Zipline Adventures is not far, and there are plenty of waterfalls to discover. 

bedroom in the woods
Photo Courtesy of Tiny Rentals

Soul Wood

South Coast
$300 per night
Distance from Sydney: 3 hours, 31 minutes by car
Live it up in this new designer cabin placed on a private piece of wilderness on the South Coast. Designed to help you unwind, Soul Wood offers a tranquil space echoed through softwoods, lush greens and white walls. There are two queen size beds with luxury bedding and linen, one on the ground floor with views of the surroundings and the other in a private loft. The kitchen is fully equipped and even has its own views. Glass sliding doors open to a deck with an outdoor shower and built-in bath. It doesn’t get better than that. 
Things to do nearby: Soul Wood is completely off the grid, however, it’s not a long drive to Termeil Beach, or Meroo National Park, where you will find rock pools, lookouts and mountain bike tracks. 

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Find Volcanoes, Wine Islands, and Thrills in Auckland

One minute you're on a ferry to wine island, the next you could be bungy jumping off of New Zealand's tallest tower.

things to do auckland
Photo: Natasha Bazika

The city of Auckland is a free spirit. It is easily the most geographically blessed city in New Zealand. Within an hour, you could be tasting wines on an island, chasing more than 50 volcanoes, or leaving footprints on a black sand beach. Keep in mind, that Auckland is the country’s most populous city but certainly doesn’t feel cramped.

Instead, the city is buzzing with trendy eateries, boutique shops, quiet streets, and expansive green parks. Around every corner, you’re never too far from something beautiful to see.

From world-class wines to kickass thrills, here’s where to find what you’re looking for in Auckland.

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Seek the thrills

If you thought Queenstown was the home of the adrenaline rush, wait until you see Auckland. In the middle of the city, you can jump off a sky tower or a bridge, zip through the jungle, and scream on a high-octane jet boat ride. The Sky Tower, which can be seen from every corner of Auckland is more than just a landmark. Take a ride to the top and sign up for a Skywalk, where you can wander around the platform, which just so happens to be 192 metres above the ground. If that doesn’t get your heart pumping, you can always jump off it. It’s New Zealand’s highest jump, and can only be described as just like being a movie stuntman, or a superhero. 

The other iconic place to jump off of is the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Unlike the Sky Jump, this one will have thrill seekers dipping their hands and head in the ocean. It’s a 40-metre Bungy, and a great experience. Although, if you’d rather still take advantage of the bridge views, book a climb, which takes you right to the top for sweeping views of the city.

Another way to take in the city is via Auckland Adventure Jet, which takes passengers for spins and tricks on the water.

Just a 35-minute boat ride from Auckland is Waiheke Island, where thrill-seekers will find Eco Zip Adventures. Across three separate lines, you will zip high above a working vineyard and lush, ancient forest canopies, soaking up incredible views back to the city and beyond.

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Photo: Natasha Bazika

Sip wine on Waiheke Island

Whether you want to spend a weekend or a day, Waiheke Island is a must-visit. It’s around a 35-minute ferry ride to the island from Auckland, and once there you can hop from winery to winery. The island is quite large and the terrain is rugged, so trust the experts and book a tour with Ananda Tours. The small, family-run business is owned by Jenny who has been on the island since before the vines were planted and she’s the best person to seek out when getting the Waiheke Island experience. You can book a private tour or group tour, and they can be catered to your preferences and tastes. A few standout stops include Kennedy Point, where they produce fully certified organic Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay wines. You can also state estate-grown olive oils, which the island has plenty of. Enjoy a tasting on the deck with views of Kennedy Bay, or enjoy a picnic under the olive grove.

For the best views on the island, head to Batch Vineyard. As the highest vineyard on Waiheke, you will be treated to panoramic views of the rolling hills, blue waters, and even Auckland city. Their sparkling wine, Blanc de Blancs is a must-try.

When it comes to lunch, there are two spots to choose from. The first is Stonyridge, which is also where you can taste premium award-winning wines, including a Cabernet blend Larose—New Zealand’s cult wine. The second is Mudbrick, a romantic spot, set amongst beautiful gardens with even more spectacular views, and a bar and bistro serving up some of the best dishes on the island.

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Photo: Natasha Bazika

Eat your way through the city

Auckland’s dining scene isn’t pretentious, but the food quality is good enough to rival the best restaurants in New York—but the city doesn’t like to brag. Instead, it celebrates good food in every setting, from waterside restaurants to trendy Mexican eateries in a shopping centre.

Inca, is helmed by critically acclaimed chef, Nic Watt. Inspired by Watt’s travels to Peru, diners can expect to find Nikkei cuisine, including spicy chicken karaage, hand-pressed corn tacos filled with pork cheek and spicy tuna. You wouldn’t expect to find such a good restaurant in a shopping centre, but there it is.

Another great trendy restaurant is Hello Beasty, which is home to the famous, prawn and crab toast. This work of art starts with a slice of crispy deep-fried bread, smothered with prawn and crab mousse. On top, there are slices of wagyu, drizzled with a sweet and sour sauce. Although, there are plenty of other great dishes on the menu, including a Sichuan tuna tartare, Korean fried cauliflower, and potstickers swimming in chilli oil. Try the yuzu mandarin soda if you’re looking for something fizzy to go with dinner or lunch.

Deli De Bossi is a recent opening and already becoming a favourite breakfast spot. Apart from coffee, you can get all kinds of toasted sandwiches, filled with everything from mushrooms to hams and salamis.

Another iconic eat-hit list is Parade in Ponsonby. Here, the burgers are served in a pretzel bun and filled with chicken or beef.

Most of these restaurants are casual, but if you’re looking for something a little fancy, book a table at Kingi. Taking cues from Sydney’s own Josh Niland, the dishes at Kingi focus on sustainable seafood, caught locally by local fishermen. The blue cod wings are a must. They’re covered in burnt lime and served with a ranch sauce for dipping. The stracciatella with feijoa is also a standout dish, that’s light and a great start to a meal. Inside, the dining room is cosy with bench seats, fire heaters, and exploded brick walls.

After dinner, walk down the street and grab dessert from Miann. The flavour of the day is always chocolate, and they serve up seriously good desserts. Try the tasting platter for a piece of each pastry on the menu of the day, or pick one that is most desirable to you. Although, the tasting platter is only $23 and you’d be missing out on tasting a little of everything they offer if you didn’t get it.

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Photo: Natasha Bazika

Discover art, culture, and movie magic

One of the best ways to learn about a city or country is by visiting its top museums and galleries. The Auckland War Memorial Museum sits atop a hill in Auckland’s Domain, which also happens to be the city’s oldest volcano. This museum is one of the most important as it tells the story of New Zealand’s natural and military history. Take a self-guided walking tour to explore at your own pace. There are plenty of interactive features for the kids and adults. The museum also hosts exhibitions. An ancient Greek exhibition is currently on display and is one of the largest exhibitions the British Museum has ever loaned to Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Art lovers, spend a few hours wandering around the Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tāmaki. You will find artworks from around the world, including a Picasso or two. Although, the exhibitions are a real treat. Yona Lee’s, An Arrangement of Five Rooms is an incredible installation, spanning multiple rooms, which you can sit on and touch—to immerse yourself in the artwork. Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda, is another must-see exhibition exploring the most pressing issues of our times: climate change and resilience, tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty), activism and social justice.

While art and history museums are insightful and a great way to educate a visitor, there are some other museum types that can be a lot of fun and interactive. Weta Workshop Unleashed is a new Auckland attraction and an incredible experience you don’t want to miss. Step into the world of filmmaking, explore how horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films are made and at times feel as if you’re in a movie. Comedic tour guides will introduce you to movies that are in production and explain every aspect, from prop making to effects, and more. There are even mysteries to be solved, making it fun for the whole family. It’s truly an unmissable experience in Auckland, and one of the best, unique tours you might ever experience.

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Walk on a volcano

Erupting over 100,000 years ago, Pukekawa is one of Auckland’s oldest and most popular volcanoes. Today, the Domain parkland is the remains of the explosion crater and most of the surrounding tuff ring of Pukekawa. Most days you will see people running around the park, families picnicking on the weekend, and tourists snapping photos by the pond or under a magnificent tree, grown from an experiment conducted by the Auckland Acclimatisation Society. Enter from one end, enjoy a picturesque walk, and exit through the historic Parnell shopping and restaurant area. On a sunny day, the atmosphere is charged with romance, but even in the rain, it’s a moody, beautiful sight to see. The Auckland War Memorial Museum’s large neo-Greek architecture is also a standout, commanding top-of-the-mountain views.

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Where to stay in Auckland

If you’re looking to sleep on top of the world, you can’t beat a room in Cordis Auckland’s new Pinnacle Tower. From the pillowy-cloud-like beds, guests have sweeping views of the city from the Sky Tower to Rangitoto and Mount Eden. Enjoy a breakfast buffet in the Eight restaurant downstairs, and canapes and drinks in the Cordis Club lounge on the 14th floor. There’s also a health club, spa, and swimming pool. The hotel is within walking distance to some of the best eateries in Auckland, making it a prime option.

Although, if you’re looking to stay in the heart of Britomart, Auckland’s hub of shopping, eating, and drinking, then The Hotel Britomart is where you want to be. From its exterior of hand-made bricks to its beautifully timber-lined rooms, The Hotel Britomart does detail like nobody else. Plus, the best of downtown waterfront Auckland is just outside your front door. With 5 Green Star Design and Build ratings from the NZ Green Building Council, The Hotel Britomart is the country’s ONLY 5 Green Star hotel, and has sustainability built in from the ground up. 

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