Located at the southwest corner of Albert Park in the center of Auckland, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki is home to the city's most expansive and valuable collection of art. The first public gallery in New Zealand, you'll find exemplary works from a range of domestic and international figures from a wide range of styles, mediums, and peoples, including Maori artists and some European masters.
Not only is the Auckland Art Gallery a repository of great pieces, but it is widely recognized as a paramount piece of architecture due to the revival of its 19th century style and further renovations that were completed in 2011. Best of all? Entrance is free. Put aside a good few hours to explore the over 15,000 pieces of art prior to heading out for an Auckland adventure and get yourself a little culture.