Excursions in Auckland
Watch the fairy-tale lights of Auckland city pass by. A truly wonderful combination of sailing and dining, with a four-course set seafood menu. Enjoy the finest fresh produce in a calm and magnificent harbour setting. Your crew of two will be your hosts, cook and serve your meal and ensure your comfort. We provide windproof and waterproof jackets to keep you warm and dry.
This sensational sailing cruise includes a tour through AucklandÂ´s Viaduct Harbour, a commentary on the areas history, the citys close association with the AmericaÂ´s Cup and the super yachts in the marina. After the sails are set, we pass under the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, Chelsea sugar works, Devonport Naval Base and the cityÂ´s waterfront. You are welcome to participate in sailing the yacht or just sit back, relax and enjoy the sail.
This full day Auckland tour includes spectacular ocean vistas, dramatic views from the top of several volcanoes, lush green parkland, iconic landmarks, tranquil harbour-side bays, untamed coastline, black sand beaches, native rainforest with ancient Kauri trees plus unique indigenous flora and fauna. This full day Auckland tour includes spectacular ocean vistas, dramatic views from the top of several volcanoes, lush green parkland, iconic landmarks, tranquil harbour-side bays, untamed coastline, black sand beaches, native rainforest with ancient Kauri trees plus unique indigenous flora and fauna.
A 30 minute flight by light plane over the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf brings you to majestic Great Barrier Island. After breakfast at a local café take an easy half hour walk on graveled tracks and boardwalks past giant Nikau palms and rare native flora and fauna over unique wetlands to the Kaitoke natural thermal springs.
The full day discover the Bay including Cape Brett tour takes you across the Auckland Harbour Bridge, north via the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands, a haven for those who enjoy sea activities and the beauty of uncrowded sandy beaches and native forests. Arrive in Paihia and visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Join a cruise to Cape Brett and travel through the famous Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) in Piercy Island
Experience Coromandel Peninsula, a favourite holiday destination for many New Zealanders. Its amazing landscape consists of a mountainous, forest-covered backbone, with the Pacific Ocean on the east, and the sheltered bays and coves of the Hauraki Gulf on the west. Spend the day in this unique area steeped in history associated with kauri logging and gold mining and stunning coastlines.
Travel south from Auckland through the rich farmland of the Waikato on to Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the World Famous Glow Worm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the glow worm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glow worms suspended from the cave ceiling. Following your tour there is time for lunch. Return to Auckland by coach. (Lunch available as a pre- booked option - see tour with lunch).
Travel from Auckland to the magnificent Bay of Islands via the picturesque Hibiscus Coast. On arrival, Fullers Bay of Islands will take you on the ultimate eco-marine adventure in their jet powered catamaran out into the most beautiful of National Maritime Parks. Conditions permitting, you have the chance to get up close and even swim with Dolphins in their natural habitat - a wonderful opportunity to experience these magnificent and friendly mammals at play.
Let Bush and Beach take you on a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy for a fascinating guided tour. Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. You travel through the heritage town of Cambridge where tree-lined streets add to the English-style atmosphere.
Kia Ora - Haere mai ki Tamaki Makaurau! Welcome to Auckland! Experience AucklandÂ´s unique cultural heritage with an indigenous Mäori guide on this interactive tour. Share the stories of Mäori people, learn about the language (te reo) and discover their fascinating culture (tikanga). Explore highlights of the Auckland region and consider an optional visit to a Mäori culture performance at the Auckland Museum.
Enjoy a tour from Auckland to Rotorua including a guided tour of the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Leaving Auckland in the morning we travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site.
Travel through the farmlands of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the site of a historic Maori Land Wars battle. On arrival in Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the world-famous Waitomo Glow-worm Caves with their awesome stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. The tour finishes with a silent yet magical boat ride through the Glow-worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms.
Leave Auckland in the morning by Great Sights coach; you travel through the farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past 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 Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactities, stalagmites and other limestone formations.
This full day tour of has it all! From the magical glow-worms and world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo to the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. On arrival at the village of Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the Glow-worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. End this visit on a natural high with a silent boat ride through the Glow-worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms.
Our full day excursion goes first to the Arataki Visitor Information Centre situated within the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. The breathtaking panoramic views from the sweeping decks extend from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.
Admire Auckland from a different perspective with this awesome excursion to the top of the 1km-long Auckland Harbour Bridge. This 90-minute climb will have you wondering whether to look at your feet or focus on the spectacular views. Custom engineered wal
As part of the bungee jumping experience, you'll enjoy an exclusive bridge walk out to the specially-constructed 'bungee pod'. It is here here you will build up the courage to leap out over Waitamata Harbour and drop some 40 metres. There is a variety of bungee options available with the optional 'water touch' being a popular choice for many daredevils. After your jump, you will receive a certificate and a souvenir T-shirt by which to remember this awesome experience.
Auckland is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it is New Zealand's largest and busiest city. The morning tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklanders live and play.
Discover wild, windswept, black sand beaches, virgin rainforest that is home to unique wildlife and towering ancient Kauri trees, dramatic waterfalls and mountain-fed streams and breath-taking views on Auckland's famous west coast. A minimal level of fitness is required.
Auckland Jet Boat Tours is a must-do adventure activity in the City of Sails. From Viaduct Harbour in the heart of Downtown, join a breathtaking 35-minute jet boat tour of the citys stunning coastline, Waitemata harbour and Hauraki Gulf. The adventure on the purpose-built, twin 300 horsepower jet boat combines high speed thrills with jet boat manoeuvres that include 180 to 270 degree spins with sweeping turns as you travel up to an exhilarating 85km/h.
See first-hand why Auckland 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. From this fantastic vantage point you will see evidence of Auckland's volcanic history, the most significant being the youngest volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to the Waitemata harbour.
In the Maori language Auckland is called Tmaki Makaurau or the isthmus of 1,000 lovers and this half-day tour will show just why there are so many things to love. Start with a trip over the Harbour Bridge. Visit Mount Eden, the dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours. From this fantastic vantage point you will see evidence of AucklandÂ´s volcanic history, the most significant being the youngest volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour.
Discover the soaring cliffs, the roaring surf, the ancient Kauri trees and stunning black sand beaches of the famous Waitakere Ranges on Auckland's west coast. Walk along the deserted shore, with the sound of the sea in your ears, the wind in your hair and the salt spray on your face. The ranges offer a rare opportunity to live and breathe the great outdoors just a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Escape to unique rainforest and black sand beaches just 30 minutes from Downtown Auckland on a half day ecotour. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and magnificent traditional Maori carvings at the Arataki Visitor Centre. Experience black sand surf beaches; learn about the flora and fauna of the rainforest and the history of this area with a knowledgeable guide in a small group environment.
The Fullers Wine on Waiheke deluxe vineyard tour combines world-class wine with the beautiful surroundings of Waiheke Island. Following your cruise to Waiheke Island you will be greeted by your tour bus driver who will transport you 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 Ridgeview Estate, Waiheke's newest and highest 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.