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Things to Do in Auckland This Winter

By Viator, September 2018

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Auckland can get chilly during the winter months (June to August), but New Zealand’s largest city is just as much fun when the temperatures drop. Whether you want to cozy up indoors, hit the slopes, or take in the sights—here’s how to experience Auckland this winter.
 
  • Take a trip to Ohakune and hit the slopes to ski and snowboard at the North Island’s biggest ski resort.
  • Get your adrenaline pumping with an exhilarating SkyJump or SkyWalk at the Auckland Sky Tower.
  • Indulge in delicious street food and regional specialties during Auckland Restaurant Month in August.
  • Enjoy popular day trip destinations, such as the Bay of Islands, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, or Rotorua, without the summer crowds.
  • Make the most of a rainy day and visit indoor attractions like Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, Auckland Museum, or Auckland Art Gallery.
  • Get your powder fix without having to trek to the mountains at Snowplanet in Silverdale, New Zealand’s only indoor snow dome.
  • Enjoy a once-a-year experience at the Hobbiton Movie Set and tuck into a midwinter feast at Green Dragon Inn.

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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland, Auckland, null
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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 355 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.28
Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 224 Reviews

Sample the bounty of Waiheke Island on a 5-hour food and wine tour that visits Casita Miro, Mudbrick Winery and the Rangihoua Estate. Hop off your ferry from ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $101.05
Early Access to The Lord of the Ring Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland, Auckland, Wine Tasting & ... 
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Early Access to The Lord of the Ring Hobbiton Movie Set from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 Reviews

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set for the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and the 'Hobbit' trilogies were filmed. You and your ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $296.41
Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 158 Reviews

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, ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.98
Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $198.73
Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 112 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.42
Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland, Auckland, Day ... 
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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 393 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $227.02
Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk, Auckland, Day Trips
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 100 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.52
Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Auckland, Day Cruises
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 561 Reviews

Auckland Explorer Bus is best way to see all that Auckland has to offer!     Visit Auckland's top attractions on two different tour routes and explore the ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $30.31
Auckland City Highlights Tour with Harbour Cruise and Sky Tower Admission, Auckland, Hop-on Hop-off ... 
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Auckland City Highlights Tour with Harbour Cruise and Sky Tower Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

See the best of New Zealand’s capital in one day on this 5-hour Auckland city highlights tour including Sky Tower admission. Travel through the streets and ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.07

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