Tour 503                     AWESOME AUCKLAND           

7 days/6 nights                    Commences Auckland DAILY. Mininum 1 passenger.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most vibrant city built around 2 harbours and bounded by the Tasman Sea and Hauraki Gulf. Explore the city, cruise the harbour, relax in the parks, take a stroll  on the beaches, rainforests, and countryside, take in a show, enjoy the museum  Art Gallery, Zoo, Museum of Transport and Technology, and at the end of the day enjoy one of the hundreds of restaurants and cafes.    

Day 1.      ARRIVE AUCKLAND 

Arrive Auckland by train, plane, or cruise and you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Arrivals before 4pm will receive an orientation tour en route

Days 2 - 6           AUCKLAND            (B)

5 days to enjoy the best that Auckland has to offer. During this time you have included

1. AUCKLAND CITY AND WAITAKERE MOUNTAINS.

Join a small group tour with experienced local guide discovering Auckland's history and volcanic legacy including city areas, Domain, Harbour Bridge, Devonport including Mt Victoria and Westhaven Marina. This afternoon head to the wild west coast beaches and lush rainforest. Visit the Arataki interpretation centre with stunning views of 2 harbours, walk on the soft black sand beach, stroll through the rainforest on an easy path to see native palms, giant ferns, and kauri trees. Return to your hotel about 5.30pm.

2. AUCKLAND  EXPLORER 2 day Hop on Hop off  PASS AND SKYTOWER ADMISSION.

 Explorer buses depart every 30 minutes from 9am to 4pm with stops at Weta Workshop Unleashed, All Blacks Experience, Art Gallery, Newmarket shopping, Auckland Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell Village, Bastion Point (easy access to Mission Bay), Sea Life Kelly Tarltons. Admissions to attractions are not included except Skytower. November to April a seconadry route (same pass) includes Mt Eedn, Eden Park, Auckland Zoo and Motat (Museum of transport and technolgy and aviation heritage centre).

3. WAIHEKE ISLAND full day cruise and Explorer Hop on Hop Off Pass to discover the beaches, wineries (only 20 to choose from!), shops, cafes, and craft centres. Bus operates at least hourly from  9am to 7pm  

Day 7. AUCKLAND DEPART.  (breakfast)

You will be transferred to the airport or rail station for departure.

 

OPTIONAL TOURS AND CRUISES

(1). Hobbiton Bronze tour including coach tour to and from Hobbiton, 2.5 hour guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set and enjoy a buffet lunch fit for Hobbits in the Green Dragon Inn Party Marquee. 7.15am - 3.30pm daily.  $269. Read More

(2) Waitomo and Hobbiton tour. 7.45am - 7.15 pm daily. $378. Inc,udes tour coach from Auckland, guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Cave, picnic lunch to eat while travelling, guided 2.5 hour tour of Hobbiton Movie Set.

(3) Auckland Wine Country with lunch.12pm - 5.15pm including lunch at a vineyard and wine tastings at 3 plus visit to beautiful Muriwai Beach. Extra cost $285 

(4) Whale and Dolphin wildlife cruise. Operates daily except monday and tuesday. Includes scenic cruising of Aucklands amazing Islands with 2.5 hours devoted to marine mammals. $155

(5) Explore Tiritiri Matangi Island. Enjoy a scenic 80 minute cruise on the Huaraki Giulf to the nature sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi. Optional guided walk or self explore. Discover regenerating native forest and see endangered birds including Kokako, Takahe, Tieke and there are usually penguins in the nesting boxes. See also the oldest working lighthouse in New Zealand.  Time to swim of you wish.

(6) Harbour sailing. Join a 50 foot sailing yacht and cruise the hartbour with commentary - $99. Departs daily 3.15pm - 4.45pm. Harbour Dinner cruise $150 October - April or try your hand at sailing an authentic Americas cup race yacht (sorry no foils). $195. 11am  and  2pm returns 2hours later  November to March.

(7) Auckland by Helicopter. 15 minutes including Auckland City, Skytower, Harbour Bridge, Eastern Beaches and Hauraki Gulf, Summit view of Rangitoto island $199. 25 minutes includes all the above plus Waiheke Island $369.

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AWESOME AUCKLAND 

7 days/6 nights (extendable)

Commences Auckland Daily  (minimum 2 passengers).

2 per room $1,790.  Single room $2,970

 

Includes;                                            

** Arrival and departure transfers 

** 6 nights accommodation and breakfast at grade chosen

** Full day Auckland City and West Coast tour 

** 1 day Explorer hop on hop off pass

** Full day Waiheke Island cruise and hop on hop off tour

 

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