Enjoy a comprehensive full day tour of greater Auckland, including Kelly Tarltons, Auckland Zoo, Parnell Village, Sailing on the Auckland Harbour, the Skytower and more.
Our tour of Auckland begins in the morning with a trip over the Harbour Bridge, enabling you to see first hand why Auckland is known as the City of Sails. Then, journey up the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours. From this fantastic vantage point you will see evidence of Auckland's volcanic history, the most significant being the youngest volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to the Waitemata harbour.
We continue on through the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano to Parnell Village for our morning tea stop. The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed in to a trendy shopping area featuring many boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops.
Following this brief stop our will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive, stopping at Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World, where you will see penguins and come face to face with sharks, massive stingrays and other deep sea creatures.
In the afternoon we visit three of Auckland's leading attractions.
Visit the Auckland Zoo - New Zealand's largest collection of animals and is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 120 different species and over 750 animals.
Sit back and relax, or try your hand at sailing onboard the Pride of Auckland Coffee Cruise yacht on the Waitemata Harbour (complimentary tea/coffee, homemade muffins onboard).
To finish your Auckland day experience, travel up in the glass-fronted lifts and take in the breathtaking views of Auckland from the observation deck at the top of the SkyTower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.
Useful Tip: A complimentary pick-up service is provided from inner city hotels. Refer hotel pick-up details. Hotel drop offs not available.