With an irresistible combination of magnificent natural scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle, Auckland is a place of exciting contrasts and endless adventures. While you’re here, take the opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery, world-class shopping, fine food and wine, rich culture, buzzing cosmopolitan lifestyle, action and adventure. the city. For a great overview of Auckland, go to www.aucklandnz.com
The following are a few suggested attractions & activities:
Attractions and Cultural Experience
Auckland Museum – Auckland Museum is the cultural and spiritual touchstone for the many cultures that inhabit this beautiful land, and the first stop for anyone wishing to gain an insight into New Zealand and its peoples. Experience Maori culture at the Auckland Museum with a welcome dance, poi dance, stick game, weaponry display and a haka.
Auckland Explorer Bus – The Auckland Explorer Bus is a hop on, hop off sightseeing tour with full commentary, visiting Auckland’s main attractions.
Waiheke Winery Tours
Waiheke is considered the jewel in the Hauraki Gulf’s crown. Only 35 minutes ferry from Auckland city, simply sit back and relax and soak up the stunning sea views (where the America’s Cup sailed) before you arrive on the island to browse through art galleries and find a suitable tour around the many vineyards.
360 Discovery – Explore the Hauraki Gulf and its history, the Tiritiri Matangi island sanctuary, and Motuihe Island.
Ananda Tours – Discover Waiheke Island (Waiheke means “cascading waters” in Maori) and its award winning wines, including the University of Auckland’s own vineyard ‘Goldie Estate’, along the wine trail, olive oils, arts & crafts, scenic and eco tours.
Bush and Beach – Discover Auckland and surrounds with a small group day tour to a host of locations and activities including Auckland’s black sand beaches and rain forests, the best tastes of the area or head straight to Hobbiton.
Goat Island Marine Reserve – Renowned for its amazing marine life, New Zealand’s first marine reserve, also known as Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve, is a great place to spend a day in the outdoors for some world-class snorkeling right off the beach.
Auckland has many great restaurants. For a comprehensive website which includes diners’ reviews try Zomato.
Activities and Adrenalin Rush
Sky Walk – Dare yourself to walk the circumference of the Sky Tower, 192 metres above ground, with no rails or balcony, just a safety harness on a ledge 1.2 metres wide.
Sky Jump – Throw yourself off the top of the Sky Tower and plunge 192 metres in a controlled fall while wearing a safety harness.
Snowplanet – Snowplanet is the only indoor snow resort in the southern hemisphere, where tourists can experience the thrill of snowsports and atmosphere of a snow village. It is located just 20 minutes north of Auckland and open 365 days a year.
The above information is provided as a point of interest only. The organising committee takes no responsibility for the services provided by any of the groups mentioned above, nor does it receive any incentives from businesses listed on this page.