The Auckland Domain is Auckland's oldest park, and at 75 hectares (185 acres) is one of the largest in the city. Located in the central suburb of Grafton, the park lies mostly within the crater of the Pukekawa volcano. Actually there’s not much in Auckland that doesn’t sit somewhere on some volcano or other...
Within the park, the Auckland War Memorial Museum (see photo below) sits prominently on the crater rim. Several cricket fields occupy the floor of the crater, while the rim opposite the Museum hosts the cricket pavilion and Auckland City Hospital.
Photo uplifted from wikipedia.org
The Wintergarden, with duck ponds and two beautiful glass houses built in around 1870, lie on the north edge of the cone. The Wintergarden was established properly after World War I and is a protected heritage site.
It’s always a lovely (free) thing to do in Auckland on a rainy day.