What to do and see in Ellerslie, New Zealand: The Best Places and Tips

July 31, 2017 Joeann Galban

Discover the best top things to do in Ellerslie, New Zealand including Sky Tower, Ultimate Fishing Charters, MagicBroomstick (Segway) Tours, Dress Smart, Eden Garden, Alexandra Park, Mount Victoria Reserve, Cycle Auckland, Cornwall Park, Mount Eden.
Restaurants in Ellerslie

1. Sky Tower

Corner Victoria and Federal Sts, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand +64 9-363 6000
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Sky Tower

Auckland's Sky Tower is the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, this tower is more than 300 metres high. Offering stunning views, along with award winning restaurants, a gift shop and an opportunity to push your limits by walking the outside of the viewing platforms, or by jumping off from 192 metres above Auckland's CBD.

Reviewed By Alex D - London, United Kingdom

The Sky Tower was a great experience. The lifts were readily available and quick. The glass panel in the floor was a good touch. The views from the viewing platforms were superb. They keep you informed when and if there is anyboby going to do the jump. We were fortunate and got a couple of great shots of someone in mid air. Noit overly expensive and well worth a visit.

2. Ultimate Fishing Charters

4 Fairfax Avenue, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
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5 based on 24 reviews

Ultimate Fishing Charters

Reviewed By Supermom78 - LaCrosse WI

I had never been deep sea fishing before, it was amazing! Marcus our skipper taught us everything we needed to know! We caught fish almost right away! Everyone on our boat caught the limit! Marcus even took our fish to the local restaurant so we could enjoy it being we were staying in hotel. We were down under for 12 days and this by far was the highlight of our trip! We have memories that my father and I will share for a lifetime! I want to go back to NZ just to fish. Even though my tummy got a little upset the guys on the boat never gave me a hard time about it! Said it was my right of passage. If you do one thing in Auckland, make it this!!!! You will NOT regret it!

3. MagicBroomstick (Segway) Tours

1 Queens Parade | Shop 9 Devonport Ferry Terminal, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
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5 based on 178 reviews

MagicBroomstick (Segway) Tours

Magic Broomstick Segway Tours is an absolute "Must do" while you are in Auckland. This activity is fun and exciting and just a little out of the ordinary as you experience the unique sensation of riding a Segway. We first teach you the art of riding then you're off on a tour or short ride. Gliding to the summit of Mt. Victoria or North Head, Devonport's volcanic cones, where you can checkout the Military fort's of the 1880's and be gob-smacked by the awesome views of Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf is suitable for those over 13 years of age. If you would like a shorter ride we have a "Taste" of Segway which takes in the Beaches and Victorian Villa's of Devonport. If you have a 10 year old in your group you can still experience the awesome Segway as we have a FUN Family ride especially for you.

Reviewed By Spinner915 - Broadview Heights, Ohio

We LOVE segways and the moment we stepped off the ferry from Auckland and spotted the segways, we knew we had to do it. Our plan was to visit Mt Victoria and this was a great way to do it. Adam was our guide and I was so happy that we fit into their schedule since we didn’t have a reservation. We were the only ones on the tour and it was great. It was a warm day and you could see it on the faces of the people walking up the hill. Adam did a great job and also gave us a great reference for lunch. Would highly recommend!!!!!

4. Dress Smart

Dressmart 151 Arthur Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand +64 9-622 2400
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4 based on 150 reviews

Dress Smart

Reviewed By GrayMcGowan - Timaru, New Zealand

I was surprised how big Dress Smart was, as I had envisaged only a couple of outlets, but there are heaps of them, all neatly presented in a large circular arrangement.
Quite a range of well-known shopping names with special pricing everywhere.
There's also food available from a selection of cafes and outlets, so all in all, a very interesting place to visit.

5. Eden Garden

24 Omana Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand +64 9-638 8395
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Eden Garden

Reviewed By ForeverYoung50 - Sydney, Australia

It was raining, so we appreciated the complimentary umbrellas... but the rain made for simply stunning photography! What gorgeous plants, shrubs and trees to wander through. A waterfall, Bridges and beautiful stone walls... we were definitely led down the garden path! Thoroughly recommend spending time in these magnificent Gardens. Entry fee is minimal and it is so worth a visit! There is also a small coffee shop and gift shop.

6. Alexandra Park

Cnr Greenlane West and Manukau Rd | Greenlane, Epsom, Auckland 1051, New Zealand +64 9-630 5660
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Alexandra Park

Reviewed By Patrick L - Melbourne, Australia

Alexandra Park is a great place to be.
There is so much going on all the time; from Exhibitions to horse racing and there is even a few restaurants there for the hungry with a Chinese Restaurant that serves pretty good Dim Sim or Yam Char (drinking tea) too.

7. Mount Victoria Reserve

Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
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4.5 based on 366 reviews

Mount Victoria Reserve

Reviewed By bizzydragon - Peterborough, United Kingdom

Whether you want views, history, food or shopping.... it can all be had here. A roundabout land route can be shortened by a ride on the Fullers Ferry from Pier 1, Queens Wharf. Return tickets for adults cost 12.50NZ$ or the AT Hop top-up card can be used on Ferries, as well as on the trains and buses for the 12 min crossing.
A 15-25 min walk gets you to the summit of Mount Victoria from the ferry terminal, where you are rewarded with spectacular views of Auckland, Mt Rangitoto and Waitemata harbour.
Plenty of places can be found for well-cooked food. There is a well-sheltered area near the beach to rest and watch sailboats or windsurfers. Not a great number of shops in this pretty place but a great variety and bargains can be found by the shopping-savvy. The tourist info office, on Victoria Road is well stocked with leaflets and a warm welcome. Go once and you'll want to go back to see if you missed anything.

8. Cycle Auckland

Devonport Wharf | Shop 6, Devonport, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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5 based on 76 reviews

Cycle Auckland

Bike hire & Tours (bookings essential), cycle souvenirs - Please note that the wharf is being renovated, please see our website for details.

Reviewed By jools7w - Melbourne, Australia

I can really recommend cycling around Devonport on a Cycle Auckland on the Wharf bike - best hire bike I've ever had, Avanti hybrid, the gears are silky smooth and the bike so well-maintained, just a delight to ride. Staff are friendly and helpful, they...MoreThanks for your review. I'm so pleased you got to experience Devonport by bike. We like it too.

9. Cornwall Park

Epsom, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand +64 9-630 8485
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cornwall Park

This lovely urban park offers an escape from the city hustle and bustle with oak tree-lined roads, winding paths and grazing sheep and cattle.

Reviewed By affalon - Whanganui, New Zealand

A wonderful place rain or shine. I’ve spent a week walking daily around the park and the summit.
It’s great to see families, joggers, walkers and elderly enjoying the scenery.
Plenty of trees and picnic areas. Plenty of sheep and cows and even some chickens and roosters.
Good paths around the park or if your wanting a bit more of a challenge, try walking the summit.

10. Mount Eden

Access off Hillside Crescent | Mount Eden Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1024, New Zealand +64 9-638 8395
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Mount Eden

A trip up the highest volcanic peak in Mainland Auckland offers striking views of the downtown area and harbor.

Reviewed By jdvmd - Paducah, KY

Beautiful 360 degree views offers a great look at Auckland. Think it would be a great place to watch the sun set.

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