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Auckland, New Zealand

Straddling a narrow isthmus created by 60 different volcanoes, New Zealand's former capital boasts scenic beauty, historical interest and a cosmopolitan collection of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and gardens. Rangitoto, Auckland's largest and youngest volcano, sits in majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill, once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of New Zealand's fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland.

Auckland served as New Zealand's capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat of government moved to Wellington.

Points of Interest

  • Waitomo Caves Region
  • Auckland Museums
  • Auckland Harbour and Islands
  • West Auckland
  • Auckland City and Surrounds
  • New Zeland Culinary Experience
  • North Shore
  • New Zealand Adventure Experience

More about Auckland, New Zealand Points of Interest

  • Waitomo Caves Region -

    Waitomo is a village on the North Island of New Zealand. It's known for its extensive underground cave systems. Thousands of glow-worms light up the Glowworm Caves. The vast Ruakuri Cave features waterfalls and limestone formations. West, Mangapohue Natural Bridge is a high limestone arch over Mangapohue Stream. Northeast of the village, Otorohanga Kiwi House shelters several species of the rare native kiwi bird.

  • Auckland Museums -

    A trio of exceptional museums displays the unique natural culture of the area. The Maritime Museum focuses on nautical treasures, the War Memorial on native origins and the Art Gallery on visual mediums.

  • Auckland Harbour and Islands -

    An Auckland icon, the Harbor Bridge stretches over the sparkling Waitemata Harbor, dotted with colorful yachts. Unparalleled city views of the city, Rangitoto Island, Devonport and the Waitakere Ranges can be seen from its heights.

  • West Auckland -

  • Auckland City and Surrounds -

    Auckland, based around 2 large harbours, is a major city in the north of New Zealand's North Island. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes. Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park, is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Near Downtown, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside promenade.

  • New Zeland Culinary Experience -

    New Zealand cuisine is largely driven by local ingredients and seasonal variations. An island nation with a primarily agricultural economy, New Zealand yields produce from land and sea.

  • North Shore -

  • New Zealand Adventure Experience -

    New Zealand is an extraordinary playground. Not only does it have every landscape you can think of crammed into an area the size of California (but with about 34 million fewer people), it also offers a dizzying array of activities, most of which can be easily accessed by a city (or even luxury) base. With something for every level of derring-do and ability.

24 Excursions

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Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

9 hours | Auckland | AKL-105 A K L - 1 0 5

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $259.95

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Ruakuri Caves - a Discovery Exclusive

9 hours | Auckland | AKL-150 A K L - 1 5 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes meal

From $359.95

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Auckland Explorer Hop on Hop off

1 hours | Auckland | AKL-185 A K L - 1 8 5

Moderate Activity

From $69.95

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Local Connections: City Drive & Auckland Museum

4 hours | Auckland | AKL-200 A K L - 2 0 0

Easy Activity

From $79.95

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Local Connections: City Drive & Auckland Museum (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Auckland | AKL-201 A K L - 2 0 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity

From $79.95

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Best Of Auckland: Devonport Village & Auckland's North Shore

3.5 hours | Auckland | AKL-215 A K L - 2 1 5

Moderate Activity

From $79.95

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Local Connections: National Maritime Museum & Harbour Cruise

4 hours | Auckland | AKL-240 A K L - 2 4 0

Moderate Activity

From $99.95

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Best Of Auckland: All Blacks Experience & Sky Tower

4 hours | Auckland | AKL-245 A K L - 2 4 5

Easy Activity

From $139.95

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Weta Workshop Unleashed & Sky Tower

3.75 hours | Auckland | AKL-255 A K L - 2 5 5

Moderate Activity

From $109.95

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Easy Auckland - City Highlights

1.5 hours | Auckland | AKL-285 A K L - 2 8 5

Easy Activity

From $49.95

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City Drive & Maori Performance at Museum

4 hours | Auckland | AKL-295 A K L - 2 9 5

Easy Activity

From $89.95

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Local Connections: Auckland Wine Trail & Tastings

4 hours | Auckland | AKL-305 A K L - 3 0 5

Easy Activity, Includes snack

From $89.95

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Matakana Wine & Sculpture

6 hours | Auckland | AKL-310 A K L - 3 1 0

Moderate Activity

From $289.95

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Waiheke Island & Wineries

5.5 hours | Auckland | AKL-350 A K L - 3 5 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $209.95

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Zipline Adventure

4.5 hours | Auckland | AKL-405 A K L - 4 0 5

Strenuous Activity

From $199.95

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Piha Bush & Beach Eco Tour

5 hours | Auckland | AKL-410 A K L - 4 1 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $139.95

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America's Cup

2.5 hours | Auckland | AKL-500 A K L - 5 0 0

Strenuous Activity

From $159.95

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Auckland Jet Boat

1.5 hours | Auckland | AKL-505 A K L - 5 0 5

Strenuous Activity

From $89.95

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Auckland by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (With Driver/Guide)

8 hours | Auckland | AKL-900 A K L - 9 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $1599.95

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Auckland by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (With Driver/Guide)

8 hours | Auckland | AKL-905 A K L - 9 0 5

Moderate Activity

From $1399.95

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Debark Tour: Auckland Highlights with Museum

4 hours | Auckland | AKL-970 A K L - 9 7 0

Easy Activity

From AUD$149.95

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LOCAL CONNECTIONS: A GOURMET'S WORLD

6 hours | Auckland | AKL-980 A K L - 9 8 0

Moderate Activity

From $199.95

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Local Connections: Walk, Talk, Eat Auckland

2.5 hours | Auckland | AKL-985 A K L - 9 8 5

Moderate Activity

From $139.95

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Local Connections: City Highlights & Icecream Delights

2.5 hours | Auckland | AKL-990 A K L - 9 9 0

Moderate Activity

From $149.95

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