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Waiheke Island Exploration and Zipline Day Trip from Auckland

Soar through the treetops of Waiheke Island on a three-course zipline tour with aerial views of Hauraki Gulf. After a quick ferry from Auckland, your half-day tour of Waiheke starts with a brief overview of the idyllic island by minivan and ends with an interpretive bushland walk. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure a more personalized experience in a small group.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

Secure a limited ticket to Tiritiri Matangi island, a protected sanctuary for rare and endangered bird species of New Zealand. A 75-minute ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf brings you to the island preserve, where you have the day to stroll the trails and enjoy the coastline after a ranger orientation. Gain a deeper understanding of Tiritiri Matangi’s role in preserving birdlife with an optional 1.5-hour guided hike.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland

Explore the Waitakere Ranges and the North Island’s rugged west coast, including Black Sand Beach, during an afternoon tour with a guide who is knowledgeable about New Zealand flora and fauna. From the Arataki Centre, admire sweeping views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about Maori history, stroll the beach and take a nature walk through a lush rainforest while you experience Auckland's largest regional park.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Waitomo Caves Adventures

Experience the thrill of black-water rafting and caving in a safe yet challenging environment. Choose among several exhilarating underground adventures at Waitomo Caves. Accompanied by an expert guide, you can go cave tubing among glowworms, rappel down into the labyrinth, or do both. Prepare for a one-of-a-kind tour with an option to suit any adventurous spirit. Travel round-trip from either Auckland or Rotorua, with hotel pickup available.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump

Auckland bridge bungy jumping is the ultimate thrill — an unforgettable New Zealand experience. Suspended over Waitemata Harbour, you’ll leap from the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Take an exclusive bridge walk to the purpose-built Bungy Pod and feel the adrenaline as you plunge 131 feet (40 meters) toward the water. Just try to keep your eyes open so you can enjoy the views while airborne!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk from Auckland

Visit the Waitakere Ranges on an easy day trip from Auckland, including a 4- to 5-hour guided forest walk among New Zealand’s ancient kauri trees to a hidden waterfall and cliffs, black sand beaches and native sub-tropical rainforest. The vast stretch of rocky outcrops and western coastline belonging to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland lies only 40 minutes outside the city. See views of Manukau Harbour and amble along the shoreline of a black-sand beach overlooking the Tasman Sea, then refuel with a picnic lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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2-Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

Discover the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island, from Rotorua’s geothermal pools and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to the Shire at the Hobbiton Movie Set. On this 2-day coach tour from Auckland, you’ll experience ancient Maori traditions with a ‘hangi’ dinner, the filmmaking history of ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ a duck tour and a visit to the Agrodome. Enjoy standard (3 star hotel) or superior (4 star hotel) overnight accommodation in Rotorua.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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SkyWalk Auckland

Experience the thrill of SkyWalk in Auckland, peering over an exterior ledge 630 feet (192 meters) up the Sky Tower. Take a walk on the wild side as you’re led by an expert guide while securely fastened to safety lines. Get a bird’s-eye view over the city and Hauraki Gulf, and maybe even attempt a few daredevil tricks — if your adrenaline isn’t already pumping. A ticket to the Sky Tower observation deck is included, and photos and video of your SkyWalk are available to purchase.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Auckland Zoo Entry Ticket

Skip admission lines and save time and money by pre-booking a ticket to the Auckland Zoo. This option will leave you a bit more time to enjoy a day spent visiting the dozens of species and hundreds of animals at the zoo, one of New Zealand’s largest. A convenient way to check off one of Auckland’s “must-visit” attractions.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Skydive Auckland

Go tandem skydiving in New Zealand and jump from as high as 16,500 feet (5,029 meters) — the highest elevation available on the North Island! You’ll freefall for 75 seconds before your tandem instructor pulls the ripcord. Alternatively, opt for a skydive package from 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) or go from 9,000 feet (2,743 meters). Once you’ve caught your breath, soak up the stunning coastal views of rainforests and beaches from above. Round-trip hotel transport is available to the launch point in Parakai, located about 45 minutes from Auckland.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland

See the untamed beauty of New Zealand’s west coast on this North Island day trip from Auckland. Travel with a guide to the Waitakere Ranges, with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre overlook for views of the Tasman Sea out to the Pacific Ocean. Admire Maori carvings before a guided rainforest walk, then visit giant kauri trees and one of the area’s magnificent black sand beaches. Picnic lunch and light refreshments are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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SkyJump Auckland

Leap from Auckland’s Sky Tower, and you’ll achieve SkyJump Auckland bragging rights, Adrenaline junkies can get their fix by falling 630 feet (192 meters) straight down from the base jump, located at the observation tower. This exhilarating SkyJump from New Zealand’s tallest man-made structure includes all equipment and a safety briefing with a professional jump master. Look out over the city streets and Hauraki Gulf — that is, if you can keep your eyes open.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Piha Adventure Tour

This tour will take you out of Auckland city to explore the Auckland Region. Discover Native Rainforest and Volcanic Beaches with no rushed timeline to follow. A fun and experienced tour guide will be with you for 3 key stops before setting you up on Famous Piha beach. You will learn the area and discover some very exciting places filled with those quality New Zealand views. Explore, Swim, Hike or simply Relax, we do it at your pace.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Nature & Kiwi Day Tour from Auckland

Immerse yourself in the nature and ecosystem of New Zealand—and get glimpses of the islands' national bird, the kiwi—on this full-day ecotour from Auckland. In the company of a guide, walk through the Tawharanui forests with a small group of just seven people or fewer, taking in sights of local flora and fauna and listening to engaging commentary from your guide. Stop for a picnic dinner to cap off your day before returning to Auckland.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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Rotoroa Island Ferry Ticket from Auckland

Take a 75-minute journey across the Hauraki Gulf aboard the Rotoroa Island ferry. Your round-trip ticket allows you to explore the island’s arts, history and conservation park, including sandy shoreline, hiking trails and an award-winning museum. Opened to the public in 2011, Rotoroa Island was the longtime home to an addiction treatment center run by the Salvation Army. Visit the heritage buildings and a Rotoroa wildlife sanctuary for endangered New Zealand species. Spend about 6 hours at your leisure before returning to Auckland.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Surf And Stay In Piha 4 Days 3 Nights

Join our 4 Day, 3 Night Surf and Stay Trip in the beautiful West Coast town of Piha. Enjoy daily 3 hour surf lessons with top instructors, explore the rainforest and waterfalls, and stay in a camp minutes from the beach. With 4 days of surfing, you’ll master the basics and be hooked for life!
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Waitomo Glowworms Caves Adventure from Auckland (Small Groups)

Spend the day exploring the Waitomo Glowworm caves on this excursion from Auckland. With round-trip transportation provided, you'll have no need to rent a car or puzzle over directions. This must-see attraction is an easy day trip with a thoughtfully-curated itinerary and lots of in-depth commentary from your guide about the biology and behavior of one of New Zealand's most famous natural phenomena.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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Auckland Highlights combined with Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour

Experience the highlights of Auckland on a city sightseeing tour in the morning combined with an afternoon wilderness experience in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Learn how Aucklanders live and play as you explore the City of Sails with an informative guide. Then discover native flora and fauna on a beach stroll and forest walk, including a glimpse of the North Island’s giant kauri trees.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Auckland's Rainforest, Black Sand Beaches and Wilderness Trilogy Eco Tour

Experience the natural beauty of the wilderness near Auckland on a half-day tour to the Waitakere Ranges and West Coast Beaches. Cover more ground in a short time with a guide who takes you to the best beaches and pristine rainforest spots where New Zealand's native birds, fauna, and flora can be found. Includes live commentary from the guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Family Adventure Day Trip to Black Sand Beaches from Auckland

With gentle waves rolling in over soft sand and spectacular natural scenery, New Zealand is widely considered home to the world’s most beautiful beaches. On this family-friendly tour, escape to the black-sand beaches of Piha and Whatipu with pickup and drop-off at your Auckland hotel included, and enjoy a day by the sea on the scenic North Island. Explore sandy creeks and soaring dunes, and embrace outdoor adventure on the New Zealand coast.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD111.90
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Evening Sunset Eco Tour to Muriwai Beach and Gannet Colony

Muriwai Beach is renowned for its stunning black sands, great surf, and large colony of gannets. On this tour, soak up the scenery along Auckland’s West Coast and arrive at the beach in time to watch the sunset. Stroll along the coastal cliffs, enjoy incredible views of the gannets, then walk on the beach, watch the surfers, or try sandboarding in the sand dunes.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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10-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return

Explore New Zealand's North Island with a small group on this 10-day tour aimed at getting adventurous travelers off the beaten path. Depart from Auckland to explore Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, Wellington, and spend the night in a high-country station. Commentary from your guide addresses the flora, fauna, Maori culture, and history of the area.
  • Duration: 10 days
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USD763.59
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  • Duration: 10 days
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Walking and Biking Tour on Waiheke Island

Get acquainted with Waiheke Island, a haven of beaches, boutique wineries and art galleries just 30 minutes from Auckland by ferry, and learn about the island’s Māori history on this 3-hour tour. Meet up with your Māori guide at Matiatia ferry terminal, and begin with an stroll along the beach and up into a forest. Then, hop on a bike and cruise Waiheke’s back roads, past farms and vineyards, to the island’s only ‘marae' (Māori gathering place) and Oneroa Village. You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting at one of Waiheke’s famed vineyards.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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North Auckland - Pakiri Beach Horse Riding

Pakiri Beach, a stretch of golden sand near the town of Matakana, is a lesser-known spot north of Auckland. Explore the beauty of this unspoiled area on horseback on this private day tour. Your experienced guide will lead you through farmland, hills, sand dunes, and along the beach. Suitable for various ages and levels of riding experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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