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Auckland Travel Tips

3 Days in Auckland: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 612 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbors of staggering beauty. Whether your passion is America's Cup sailing or relaxed harbor cruises, exploring the wilderness or shopping, ...  Read more

Top 3 Auckland Day Trips

By Viator, November 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

1. Bay of Islands   Tour the Bay of Islands on a full-day trip from Auckland. You'll see spectacular rural and coastal scenery en route, visit historic Waitangi, cruise from Paihia and have free ...  Read more

Bay of Islands Tours from Auckland

By Viator, July 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 111 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A verdant archipelago blessed with sun-soaked beaches and turquoise waters teeming with exotic marine life, the Bay of Islands is among New Zealand’s most idyllic destinations. The collection of 144 ...  Read more

Rotorua Tours from Auckland

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 224 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rotorua and the sacred waters of the Bay of Plenty lie just 230km (140 miles) southeast of Auckland in New Zealand’s North Island. This famously lively geothermal hot spot abounds with spurting ...  Read more

Visiting the Waitomo Caves

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 43 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Waitomo Caves are undoubtedly—and justifiably—one of the most popular attractions on the North Island. In addition to millions of stalactites which drip from the ceiling in a fascinating display ...  Read more

North Island Tours from Auckland

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 334 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

New Zealand is simply gorgeous. Lush rainforest, coastal walks, island cruises, snowfields, glowworm caves and bubbling mud – there's plenty to enjoy on a short trip from Auckland! Drive to the ...  Read more

Wine Tasting from Auckland

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For many travelers visiting from North America, Sauvignon Blanc from the region of Marlborough is synonymous with the finest of New Zealand wines. The famous white from the top of the South Island is ...  Read more

Exploring the Waitomo Caves

By Kyle , USA, September 2013

The subterranean Waitomo Caves are justifiably one of the most popular visitor attractions on the North Island. It’s believed that local Maori knew of the caves’ existence, although no one would dare ...  Read more

Glowworms and Hobbits

By Kaarvok , Norway, July 2013

Take the full day trip from Auckland to the Waitomo glowworm caves and the Hobbit movie set. A lifetime experience. Also, when you are in Auckland, visit the Skytower and the Memorial War Museum. ...  Read more

Things to Do in Auckland in Winter

By Viator, June 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 83 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

New Zealand might be part of Polynesia, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s tropical. New Zealand can become legitimately cold during the winter months of May-September, and the South Island gets ...  Read more

Skiing Near Auckland

By Viator, May 2013

It isn’t too often that you find ski resorts on South Pacific islands. Yes, you can ski on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, although there aren’t any lifts and the conditions can be harsh. It will also ...  Read more

Great Barrier Island

By Kyle , USA, March 2013

With a population that has swollen to well over a million residents, the city of Auckland is easily the largest metropolitan center in all of New Zealand. To most New Zealand travelers, Auckland ...  Read more

Shopping on Karangahape Road

By Kyle , USA, February 2013

Ask an Auckland old timer about Karangahape Road and they’ll tell you it’s the city’s red light district. Sure, there are still some adult rated shops and some seedy characters that linger around ...  Read more

Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb

By Kyle , USA, February 2013

Eight lanes wide and 3,300 feet long, the Auckland Harbour Bridge is one of the most iconic symbols of the city’s skyline. Whether viewing it while sailing on Waitemata Harbour, peering up at it ...  Read more

Cape Kidnappers

By Kyle , USA, February 2013

Set at the end of a 5-mile long peninsula, Cape Kidnappers is arguably one of the most scenic points found along the North Island’s rugged east coast. Despite being only 12 miles from the city of ...  Read more

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