Auckland is a vibrant and exciting city with lots to see and do. It is New Zealand’s largest city and considered by many the Gateway to the Pacific. While you’re here, take the opportunity to explore the city. For a comprehensive overview of Auckland, go to www.aucklandnz.com. For upcoming events of interest, check out www.eventfinder.co.nz and www.heartofthecity.co.nz
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.
Manaia – Experience Maori culture at the Auckland Museum with a welcome dance, poi dance, stick game, weaponry display and a haka.
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.
Ananda Tours – Discover Waiheke Island (Waiheke means ‘cascading waters’ in Maori). Enjoy the island’s award-winning wines and locally produced gourmet delights, along with gardens and galleries, music and poetry, native birds and bush walks, in any combination.
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 $135 per person and a half day tour from $90 per person.
Goat Island Marine Reserve – Renowned for its amazing marine life, New Zealand’s first marine reserve, also known as Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve, is a great place to spend a day in the outdoors with friends and family. At Goat Island you will discover an abundance of New Zealand marine life and enjoy the experience of being surrounded by schools of playful fish and beautiful coral.
Auckland has many great restaurants. For a website directory use www.heartofthecity.co.nz
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Time to see more of New Zealand?
Take a look at www.newzealand.com for inspiration. It’s a wonderfully interactive site entirely designed to assist our international visitors in planning their holidays here. They even have a special link to Middle Earth!
The above information is provided as a point of interest only. The organising committee takes no responsibility for the services provided by any of the groups mentioned above.