Volcanos, Islands, Beaches & Wineries - Auckland has everything on offer from wildlife, adrenalin activities, island and beach day trips, hiking trails and all of the goodies that come with a bustling New Zealand city.

We picked our favourite Instagram snaps to give you a little taste of why Auckland should be on your bucket list...

1. Rangitoto Island

2. Auckland Harbour

3. Mt Eden

On top of Mount Eden where you can see all of Auckland! #auckand #newzealand #mounteden #skytower

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4. Auckland Bridge Bungy Jump

5. Skywalk around the Sky Tower

6. Beaches

Piha beach and its black sand is a must-go spot on the west coast! Amazing shot from @iputthespaceonmyback #VisitAuckland

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7. Kelly Tarlton’s SEAlife Aquarium

Hanging out with the penguins at @sealife_kellytarltons

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8. Waiheke Island Wineries

9. Devonport

10. Canyoning

How'd I get roped into this one #canyoningnz

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11. Lion Rock at Piha Beach

12. Auckland Jet Boat Tours

13. Shop, Eat & Drink in Ponsonby

As you can probably tell, this is my favourite place @ramentakaraponsonby

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Main image credit Sky City Auckland - Tourism New Zealand

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