Discover the vibrant city of Auckland with flexibility and ease on a hop-on hop-off bus across all major sites and attractions. Complete with audio commentary and written translations in 9 languages, you're free to hop-on and off at your leisure. If you have limited time - this is the perfect way to explore the city, especially if this is your first visit to Auckland.
• 2 days
See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entranced by the thousands of twinkling lights in the glowworm grotto. Then visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, the filming location of the village of Bilbo Bagins and his fellow hobbits in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. As you explore Hobbiton, you can pose for pictures in front of the hobbit holes, the pond and the Green Dragon Inn.
• 11 hours
See all the highlights of the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua in one day. You'll take a guided tour of Waitomo Caves stalactites and glowworms, and see Rotorua's bubbling mud pools and geysers, and make many other interesting stops along the way. You have the option to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.
• 13 hours
Enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. See where the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. See the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and learn from your guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café. This is a must-do tour for any The Lord of the Rings movie lovers!
• 8 hours
Sample the bounty of Waiheke Island on a 4-hour food and wine tour that visits Stonyridge Vineyard, Casita Miro, Mudbrick Vineyard and the Rangihoua Estate. Hop off your ferry from Auckland for lunch, followed by a sampling of wine, beer and olive oils. Nestled in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke has the ideal micro-climate for growing grapes and olives. Discover for yourself why Waiheke is renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s most acclaimed artisan wines!
• 5.5 hours
See the highlights of Auckland on a 2.5-hour sailboat cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Cruise to a sheltered marina where you enjoy a 3-course dinner while at anchor, then see the highlights of the city, including Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Your expert captain shares fun and informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights throughout your tour. Appreciate the beauty of Auckland as evening falls during this memorable dinner cruise.
• 2.5 hours
Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges on this afternoon eco-tour. You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the breathtaking Waitakere Ranges. From the Arataki Center take in panoramic views extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean and absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.
• 5 hours
Get one of the limited tickets for a day at Tiritiri Matangi bird sanctuary, home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and endangered bird species. You’ll take a ferry across the Hauraki Gulf to the island, have an optional guided walk with a knowledgeable local guide, and enjoy free time to explore the walking trails, beach, Visitor Center and Hauraki Gulf’s oldest lighthouse.
• 8 hours
Explore the Bay of Islands on a full day trip from Auckland and discover the historic sites of Waitangi and Russell. You’ll visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, ferry from Paihia to Russell, New Zealand's first permanent European settlement and sea port, and take an informative tour with a local guide. Before returning to Auckland, enjoy free time to check out Russell’s bustling shops, cafes and museums at your leisure.
• 12 hours
Climb to the top of Auckland Harbour Bridge with a professional guide for the ultimate Auckland experience. A safe and easy walk on specially engineered catwalks takes you from the base to the summit of the bridge, with amazing views all along the way. See Waitemata Harbour, Sky Tower, and other landmarks as your expert guide shares informative commentary about Auckland.
• 1.5 hours