Auckland is New Zealand’s gateway and economic hub, and the University of Auckland occupies a prominent position in the heart of the city. With a population of 1.5 million it is easy to get around and its global reputation as the “City of Sails” means you’re never far from the sea. Visit the Auckland Museum and Winter Gardens, located nearby in the Domain. Enjoy a ferry ride from downtown to one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf, offering bushwalking, rural escapes, arts, and even wineries.
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.
Auckland Explorer Bus – The Auckland Explorer Bus is a hop on, hop off sightseeing tour with full commentary, visiting Auckland’s big 14 attractions.
Tours and Nature
360 Discovery – Explore the Hauraki Gulf and its history, the Tiritiri Matangi island sanctuary, and Motuihe Island.
Auckland Wine Tasting Tours – Auckland Wine Tasting Tours offers a personalised experience encompassing the scenic North/West Auckland and/or Matakana regions. Enjoy a full day winery tour with lunch from NZ$135 per person and a half day tour from NZ$90 per person.
Activities and Adrenaline 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.