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Auckland Holidays

Auckland is the kind of city where most of the population live within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and holiday islands, because they can’t bear to be any further away. Affectionately known as the 'City of Sails' because of its love of the water, holidays to Auckland are perfect for watersports enthusiasts. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, with jet boating, windsurfing, kite surfing and kayaking all readily available. Embark on a snorkelling trip to discover fascinating marine life, including swimming with dolphins, or if you’re feeling brave, take part in a diving with shark’s experience. For a more relaxing way to enjoy the water, hop on a scenic boat cruise to take in the sights of the harbour.

Auckland highlights

The harbour is also home to a large range of some of Auckland’s finest restaurants. With the food scene rapidly spreading across the city, everything from succulent home grown lamb to spicy traditional sushi is on the menu. The local seafood is a fresh and delicious highlight, but no matter what you choose, there will always be the perfect local wine to accompany your meal.

Auckland holidays are not truly complete without spending time wandering some of the many local markets. Foodies will happily spend hours browsing the stalls, filled with organic vegetables, rich chocolate, and of course local wines, while fashion lovers won’t know where to start with so many unique pieces on offer. But the shopping opportunities don’t stop there. Auckland boasts a huge range of malls, some full of designer boutiques, others home to smaller local stores.

There's much more to Auckland holidays than just the city centre, Waiheke Island - just a short ferry ride away - is known for its excellent wineries and beaches. Award winning wines are available, from which to sample and purchase or you can simply enjoy a delicious lunch looking out over the vineyards.

Iconic landscapes

The Waitakere Ranges are just a short drive out of the city, home to lush wilderness forests, rare native flora and fauna.  It’s walking trails range from the simple 45 minute Kitekite track, where you’ll see natural waterfalls and streams, to the self guided four day Hilary track, where experienced hikers can experience the depths of the lush rainforests.

As the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland has a multicultural vibe with plenty to keep everyone entertained. Whether you want to explore the harbour and surrounds, or visit the iconic Sky Tower, holidays to Auckland are the perfect place to enjoy urban bustle, combined with great outdoor activities. 

If you like your wine, definitely make the short ferry trip from Auckland over to Waiheke Island for a wine tour. The last stop on this tour took us to Te Whau Vineyard which had a fabulous restaurant with 360-degree views.
Vicki, Travel Designer

What to do in Auckland

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Cultural New Zealand

Cultural New Zealand

18 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £4,619 per person

Soak up New Zealand's Maori culture and history, sample delicious wines and relax in the picturesque Bay of Islands.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Food & wine
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
New Zealand voyage

New Zealand Voyage

18 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £5,449 per person

Discover all that New Zealand has to offer on this 17 day itinerary, taking you through the heart of this spectacular country.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
Australia encompassed

Australasia Encompassed

31 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £8,359 per person

Embark on an ultimate round the world adventure, immersing yourself in Maori culture, relaxing on pristine beaches and soaking in stunning natural beauty along the way.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Food & wine
  • Luxury travel
  • Round the world
  • Wildlife & nature

Best of New Zealand

22 Day Self Drive
From £3,769 per adult

New Zealand is the perfect country for a road trip, plus you’ll have the freedom to explore at your own steady pace. This 22-day self drive takes you to all the iconic sights.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Food & wine
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature

Other places to go in North Island

Rotorua

Rotorua Holidays

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Holidays

Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Peninsula Holidays

Napier Hawkes Bay

Napier and Hawke's Bay Holidays

Wellington

Wellington Holidays

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park Holidays

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