Auckland Destination Guide
Auckland may be known as the City of Sails, however, New Zealand’s largest city is more than just yachts, its full of character and diverse experiences.
This metropolitan hub invites you to discover more about its Maori heritage, indulge in some of the country’s best restaurants, and admire its stunning waterfront.
The beauty of Auckland, like anywhere in New Zealand, is you don’t have to travel far to experience white sandy beaches, awe-inspiring countryside and geothermal hotspots.
THINGS TO DO IN AUCKLAND
Wine and dine by the Viaduct Harbour
Just 10 minutes from your hotel is the beautiful waterfront precinct of the Viaduct harbour.
Once a holding spot for old fishing boats and warehouses, has now transformed into a spectacular modern marina home to luxury yachts, panoramic views of the harbour and some of the best bars and restaurants in the city.
The revamp was spurred on by New Zealand’s historic America’s Cup win in ’95 and once again that same spirit will be alive and well when the world’s famous yacht race returns in March.
Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s Māori culture
Take a walk through Auckland museum and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the story of New Zealand, its people and its place in the Pacific.
It showcases a unique collection of pre-eminent Māori and Pacific treasures, daily cultural performances, relics from their military history and many more significant artefacts from the nation’s heritage.
Sip on delicious cocktails atop of New Zealand’s tallest man-made building
Take your Auckland experience to new heights with an unrivalled dining evening atop Sky Tower. It is the iconic centrepiece to the city’s skyline and rises some 328 metres.
Obviously, the views are second to none but the food is just as good if not better – and there is more than just one restaurant to choose from.
You could go for a spin and see Auckland from all angles at Orbit, where the dining room rotates once every hour. Alternatively, you could enjoy the sensational flavours and textures of The Sugar Club, an award-winning restaurant that serves up some of the best cocktails in town.
Explore the wonderful Waiheke Island
All you need is one day in Waiheke and you’ll never want to leave. This stunning island may only be 40 minutes by ferry but it is a world away in terms of what it offers.
There are lots to love about Waiheke from its award-winning vineyards to its abundance of white sandy beaches and even its rich art scene. There is something for everyone.
While there might not be enough time whilst on tour, we can accommodate if you would like to come a day early to fit an experience here. It is well worth the visit/
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