03 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Auckland

Auckland

Sights and sounds of Auckland

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Morning City Highlights
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Morning City Highlights

See Auckland's top attractions

This comprehensive scenic tour makes a great introdution to the sights of Auckland. See first hand why it is known as the City of Sails as you enjoy a trip over the Harbour Bridge. Visit the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours and where you will see evidence of Auckland's volcanic history.

This sightseeing tour also takes in the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park and the amazing sky tower. On this tour you will also visit the trendy shopping area of Parnell Village with its historical buildings that have been transformed into boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops. You are then taken along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive before returning to the downtown area.

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Wine Tour Waiheke Island
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Wine Tour Waiheke Island

Island paradise for wine lovers

You will be picked up from your Waiheke Island accommodation or at the island wharf if you are travelling from Auckland to begin your full day coach tour visiting the famous wineries on the island. Today you will be able to enjoy Waiheke's award-winning wines and locally produced gourmet delights, along with visiting gardens and galleries, listening to music and poetry, and taking bush walks seeing the wildlife.

You will stop at three Waiheke Island vineyards, with tastings at the best boutique wineries, as well as having a guided scenic tour of the island with time to stop for photographs. One vineyard stop may be replaced with an olive oil visit and tasting and at the end of a memorable day you will taken back to your hotel or to catch the ferry back to the mainland.

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Auckland Bridge Climb
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Auckland Bridge Climb

Plan to cross the span

This is an unforgettable adventure that takes climbers under, around, up and over the historic Auckland Harbour Bridge. The suspended span bridge, started in 1955, was the last of its kind to be built in the world. Custom engineered walkways provide a safe, enjoyable and easy-going experience while showcasing the incredible sights, sounds and activity of the harbour and city.

This is the only Bridge Climb in New Zealand complete with tour guide, full commentary, and great photo opportunities at the summit. The tour includes courtesy transfers from Auckland Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour to Westhaven Reserve and return. This is really one attraction that you won't want to miss while holidaying in the North Island.

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Sky Walk 360
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Sky Walk 360

Hang out on the tower

Walk the 1.2 metre-wide walkway around Auckland’s famous Sky Tower – 192 metres above the ground, no handrails and nothing but air on either side of you! SkyWalk is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and unique tourist attractions and certainly the most thrilling adventure activity to be had in the city and you will never forget this 360 degree walk in space.

This tower is the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere and while walking around it you stop at several points to have your photo taken, admire the spectacular city views and the sparkling harbour, learn a little about Auckland history and landmarks and look down at the tiny cars and people. You’ll also hear the amazing story of the tower’s construction and if you're brave enough have a go at hanging over the edge.

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Northern Explorer Auckland-Wellington
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Northern Explorer Auckland-Wellington

Line up a trip to Wellington

The Northern Explorer is a memorable train journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and home of the Sky Tower, to Wellington, New Zealand's arts and culture capital. You pass the central ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, see fantastic views over farmland, the volcanic plateau, the world famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges.

This luxurious train, which is operated by Kiwi Rail, has panoramic windows and open air viewing decks allowing you the best possible views as you travel between these two great cities. You have sweeping views of the magnificent North Island scenery throughout the journey and in the glass backed Observation carriage there plenty of lounge style seating so you can relax and enjoy your Overlander experience.

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Sky Jump - NZ's Highest Jump
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Sky Jump - NZ's Highest Jump

Are you for the high jump

Feeling brave? Then jumpstart your Kiwi adventure by leaping from Auckland's fabulous Sky Tower - the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. This white knuckle experience involves Base Jumping attached to a wire for a total of 192 metres (630 feet) and you will plummet and land in around 12 seconds. Unlike Bungy jumping, there is no hanging upside down or bouncing around.

When you take a Sky Jump you simply fall fast and smoothly through the air then slow down in the last few metres to land safely on the Sky City plaza below. You will be given a comprehensive safety briefing before the jump and photos will be take as you make the drop so you can impress your family and friends when you get back home. This adventure is run from the SkyCity building.

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Discover Waitomo Caves
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Discover Waitomo Caves

Glow and see the amazing caves

Light up your holiday with this full day trip to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Leave Auckland and travel through the lush farmland regions and stop for a morning snack at Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the world famous caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and limestone formations.

You finish the tour with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. Then you have leisure time at the Waitomo visitor complex where you can enjoy the stunning views. Restaurant and cafe style meals are available and later you are driven back to the city and dropped off back at your hotel.

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Discover The Bay Inc Cape Brett
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Discover The Bay Inc Cape Brett

Day out with the dolphins

Make the most of this popular day tour from Auckland with return coach travel to Paihia, including a spectacular dolphin watching cruise in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands. Experienced local skippers will guide you through the beautifully clear waters in search of dolphins and whales, past many secluded islands to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the famous Hole in the Rock.

You will also have a guided tour of the historical Waitangi Treaty Grounds where in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Uncover the history that played a significant part in shaping a nation. This full day tour brings together the historical highlights and stunning scenery of this spectacular region and you will see lots of the famous city sights along the way and a picnic lunch is included

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AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland
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AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland

Drop of fun on the bridge

Visitors to New Zealand who are not going to the South Island don't have to miss out on that iconic white knuckle experience - the famous AJ Hackett Bungy. The company originated in the adrenaline junkies' mecca of Queenstown - but they are now operating in Auckland and, if you are brave enough, you can take the fall from the Harbour Bridge over the Pacific Ocean.

Auckland's steel coathanger bridge, spanning the mighty Waitemata Harbour, is now the home of the world's first harbour bridge Bungy Jump. This Bridge Bungy has a uniquely Auckland flavour and is something that should definitely not be missed! And there will be pictures taken of your 'drop' so you can impress family and friends when you get home.

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Northern Explorer Auckland- Paraparaumu
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Northern Explorer Auckland- Paraparaumu

Train trip is first glass!

The Northern Explorer is a wonderful train journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and Wellington, New Zealand's arts and culture capital. Along the way pass the central ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, and see fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges.

This luxurious train has panoramic windows and open air viewing decks allowing you the best possible views as you travel between these two great cities. You have sweeping views of the magnificent North Island scenery throughout the journey and in the glass backed Observation carriage there plenty of lounge style seating so you can relax and enjoy your unique Overlander experience.

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