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What to do in Auckland

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Auckland Harbour Coffee Cruise

Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Visiting friends & family

Take to the sparkling waters of Auckland's harbour and view the city landmarks and skyline. The cruise also includes a return ticket to Devonport across the harbour - where you can discover the historic naval base. Jump off at Rangitoto Island and see the unique volcanic rocks, before sailing back to the wharf.

From £25 per adult

Please note: Tour departs daily at 10.45am or 1.45pm, and is 1.5 hours in duration, including morning or afternoon tea.

Discover the Bay of Islands with the Hole in the Rock

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

Travel across Auckland Harbour Bridge via the Hibiscus Coast to the stunning Bay of Islands, home to beautiful uncrowded beaches and native forests. This tour is a fantastic opportunity for those limited on time, the Bay of Islands is certainly not to be missed! Arrive in Paihia to visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, before hopping aboard a cruise to Cape Brett to sail through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ natural stone archway, before returning to Auckland.

For those already staying in the scenic Bay of Islands, the cruise is also available to book from Paihia wharf.

Cruise only from Paihia from £57 per adult

Day tour from Auckland from £165 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs at approximately 7.30am from SkyCity Travel centre, Auckland hotel pick ups available. Includes packed lunch on cruise. Returns to Auckland at approximately 8pm. Cruise from Paihia (without transfers) departs at either 9.30am or 1.30pm.

Wilderness Experience - Bush and Beach

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Wildlife & nature

Explore both the city and the countryside surrounding Auckland in just half a day. Spend the morning visiting Auckland’s most spectacular sights, including Queen Street, the suburb of Ponsonby with its historic buildings, before crossing the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore. Enjoy stunning views of the city from the summit of Mount Victoria. In the afternoon continue to the Waitakere Ranges, just 30 kilometres from downtown Auckland. At the Arataki Centre admire the magnificent Maori carvings, before exploring the rugged west coast, home to giant tree ferns, native birds and New Zealand’s famous Kauri trees. 

From £89 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs at approximately 12.30pm and is 5 hours in duration, pick ups available from selected city hotels. Comfortable walking shoes are required. Lunch can be purchased at own expense.

Wine on Waiheke

Great for
  • Beaches & boats
  • Food & wine

Take this opportunity to head out of the city and cruise over to Waiheke Island where you'll be treated to a deluxe vineyard tour. Your first visit is to the picturesque Mudbrick vineyard overlooking the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf where you will enjoy premium wine tastings. Next, you will travel to The Goldie Room, Waiheke's first and best established winery with breathtaking views across the water to Auckland City and the Coromandel. Here, the experience extends to a tour of the vineyard as well as tastings and a mouth-watering plate of nibbles.

Last stop is Te Whau vineyard, acclaimed for its wine, restaurant as well as stunning views and outstanding architecture. Your tour concludes back at the ferry terminal for your return trip to Auckland. You may choose to extend your stay and take advantage of your complimentary all day bus pass, allowing you to discover the island further. 

From £75 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs 12.30pm daily from October to April, and on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May to September, departing from Pier 2, Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Downtown Auckland. This tour is not recommended for children. Tour includes open Waiheke return ferry ticket, premium wine tastings, a vineyard tour, nibbles and a bonus All Day Bus Pass after the tour.

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