Tours in Auckland

Deluxe Touring

Here are a couple of luxurious, small group tours we recommend in Auckland:

Auckland City Tastes

Experience three of Auckland’s most vibrant ‘foodie’ locations. Surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, the Britomart precinct is full of eclectic cafes, restaurants, cool bars and a fantastic city farmers market (on Saturdays). The beautiful Viaduct Harbour features many award winning restaurants and the revitalized Wynyard Quarter shows off its new eateries and bars, open picnic spaces and Auckland's Seafood Market. Tastings include exceptional coffee, baking treats, chocolates, cheeses, ice cream, seafood and local produce.

Gourmet Wine and Cheese Tour

Enjoy a half day Auckland wine tour with lunch and a superb New Zealand fine cheese board. Visit three premium Auckland wineries and taste up to 20 of their best wines. Tastings are accompanied by fine cheeses from famous New Zealand producers such as Kapiti, Puhoi and Whitestone. Finish your tour by enjoying a superb country Café lunch and the spectacular ‘black sand’ beach views.

 

Adventure Touring

Here are some of the most exciting adventure tours you can find in Auckland:

Match Race Sailing

For the ultimate thrill join the crew and participate in match racing – America's Cup style. Your experience begins in the Viaduct Harbour where you meet the crew and go through a short race and safety briefing. The yachts then depart the Viaduct Harbour and after a period of practice, the action begins as you line up and compete head-to-head. No sailing experience is necessary and you are guaranteed to enjoy this water adventure.

Shark Cage Diving

Dive into the predator tank – home to School, Sand Tiger, Wobbegong and Broadnose Sevengill sharks. Inside the cage, with a clear Perspex bottom, you can marvel at sharks, stingrays and other fish from New Zealand's coastal waters swimming below. Watch them pass the mesh walls of the cage – often only feet away. With no diving experience required, and all the instruction you need from our experienced guides, this is the easiest, safest and most exciting way to meet these feared predators of the deep!

 

Must Do Touring

Here are the essential tours to take while visiting Auckland:

Waitomo and Hobbiton Experience

Travel by coach through lush farmlands to Waitomo for a guided tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The tour includes a magical boat ride through a subterranean cavern lit up by thousands of tiny glowworms. After a picnic style lunch, transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set coach tour to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth and see Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. 

 

City Tour and Harbour Cruise

This tour begins with a trip over the Harbour Bridge, enabling you to see firsthand why Auckland is known as the City of Sails. It then visits the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park, situated on a 62,000 year old volcano, before moving on to a trendy shopping area with boutiques, craft and specialty shops. The tour continues along a scenic waterfront route to Michael Savage Memorial Park, which provides superb views of the stunning Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. To finish you will escape the city to cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. 

Travel by coach through lush farmlands to Waitomo for a guided tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The tour includes a magical boat ride through a subterranean cavern lit up by thousands of tiny glowworms. After a picnic style lunch, transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set coach tour to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth and see Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies.