From the iconic, ultra-modern Sky Tower to the historical and recently revitalised Ferry House, Auckland is a beautiful blend of the old and new set at the water's edge. If you love soaking up contemporary culture, spend some time getting to know the galleries and venues that make-up Auckland’s vibrant art scene. Make sure to stop off at Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand's oldest and most prominent museum and gallery. Auckland has many active and leisure options. You can chill out at the beach, get up close and personal with fascinating sea creatures at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life or try bungee jumping from the majestic Auckland Harbour Bridge. If you prefer to take things at a slower pace, enjoy a fragrant walk through the Parnell Rose Gardens or wander along Queen Street where you’ll find lots of elegant shops, boutique and cafes. Keep Saturdays free for the Otara Flea Market, a large Polynesian and Maori market full of local delights. Escape from the city on a coastal cruise. On your journey, you’ll see the white sails, towering skyscrapers and green surrounds that make Auckland unique. Plan a more extended trip to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands or head east to visit the peaceful paradise of Waiheke Island.