A few weeks ago I met up with a friend at Auckland Domain and we explored the area. I haven’t been back here in a long time but I love this place.
Auckland Domain is Auckland’s oldest park at 75 hectares. It is a huge place and was formed around a cone of an extinct volcano. What I love about this place is there are lots to do and see. There is the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Wintergardens, walkways and just a great green open space area near the city. Parking is free for up to 3 hours too and that’s hard to find in Auckland now.
This day, we explored the domain and specifically wanted to see the Cherry Blossom trees. We actually got lost the first time but we found it eventually as you’d see in the photo above.
To see more of what we got up to, click below.
I’ll start off with the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
This building is quite hard to miss in Auckland Domain. It towers above any other buildings in the park and it’s this huge structure.
I love this museum. I don’t visit it often because the stuff are usually the same unless there’s a specific exhibit but it’s a good place to spend a few hours in.
It is also free if you live in Auckland. Make sure you have a proof of address. I showed a bill on my phone and I was able to get the card which will be good for next time.
I didn’t take too many photos inside because I’ve been here a few times but there’s this new exhibition called Taku Tamaki – Auckland Stories.
I liked this part where people can take a token and drop in the box of where you’re from. It’s nice to see some places are full.
I like in the North Shore. Can you guess where?
I also found this really interesting. It’s this piece by Peter Madden. It is meant to be a portrait of Auckland which is a variety showing people, animals and different landforms. There were so much in there that I didn’t even know where to look.
On the upper level of the museum is for the war memorial galleries. It has a sombre feel and it’s astonishing seeing people’s names on the wall. They were the victims and heroes from war who should never be forgotten.
Outside the museum is another place of remembrance with poppies.
Next up, we checked out the Wintergardens. This place is quite popular and in spring, the inside is full of pretty blooms.
Just look at the se flowers!
Flowers make me happy and this place was full of prettiness.
This is it on the side and it connects to the Wintergarden Cafe and pond.
It’s great having a park this size near the city. It’s also beside the Auckland hospital and near my old university.
After that, we ventured off to find the Cherry Blossoms. We took a different walkway at the start but we eventually found it and it was worth it.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a sunny day when we went but these trees are still so beautiful. There were a lot of people taking photos but there wasn’t anyone towards the end.
I took too many photos so here’s one more.
If you haven’t been to the Auckland Domain, I recommend you do especially if the weather is better. Events are usually held there too.
It was great hanging out with my friend and exploring more of Auckland. I knew we were going to do a lot of walking so I opted for a casual outfit.
As from the main photo above, here’s what I wore that day:
I’m wearing my absolute favourite Topshop Leigh jeans, Asos Lucky knitted sweater and Nike roshe runs. My pink shoes went well with the cherry blossoms!
I actually love this sneaky photo she took of me while I was in blogger mode:
I was wearing my Asos coat here because it was quite cold that day.
I hope you enjoyed this post and happy Friday everyone. If you live in NZ, enjoy the long weekend!
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3 thoughts on “Auckland Domain”
I really enjoy visiting the museum and wintergardens in the weekends. The flowers look amazing! I must pay another visit 🙂 Have a great weekend too! 🙂
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would I be able to use your images for a school project for the Auckland museum