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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 59.28
See the sights when your ship is in port in Auckland and learn more about this beautiful 'City of Sails'. You'll tour the city center and its many bays on this Auckland shore excursion, cross the Harbour Bridge, take a stroll on the beach, and see the city spread out before you from the top of Mt Victoria. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 18 people.

Auckland Helicopter Tour and Waiheke Island Winery Lunch

Auckland Helicopter Tour and Waiheke Island Winery Lunch
Duration:
Varies.
From:
USD 443.86
Combine a helicopter tour over Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf with a sensational lunch at one of three Waiheke Island wineries. Your flight takes you over Auckland's city center and Rangitoto Island, before landing at your selected vineyard restaurant. Spend a couple of relaxing hours over lunch, then return to Auckland by scenic harbor ferry or by return helicopter flight -- it's your choice!

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Things to do in Auckland if you have a Auckland Airport Layover or Extended Auckland Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Auckland Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Auckland.LayoverIdeas.com.


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AKL Auckland International Airport is about 20 km from downtown Auckland and there are numerous choices of ground transport to get you there in under half an hour so, if you are on a layover in Auckland there is a good deal of your transit city that you can experience, even in a few short hours.



Sky Tower


If you can’t wait to taste some real food, why not head to the revolving restaurant at the top of the SkyTower in the Auckland CBD, and get to see most of Auckland at the same time. At 328 metre this building is the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere. You can enjoy the 360 degree rotating restaurant and travel up in the glass-fronted elevators to the spectacular viewing platforms. If you are feeling adventurous, you can even SkyJump off the tower to experience New Zealand’s highest guide-cable-controlled base jump!



Auckland Museum


For something a little less hair-raising you could visit the Auckland Museaum where you can learn about the Maori culture and also see the largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. The Auckland Museum covers a wide range of exhibits and will have something to interest everyone in your group.



Mt. Eden


For a bit of fresh air and to stretch your legs many visitors head out to Mount Eden, which is the highest non-man-made point in Auckland. Mt. Eden is a dormant eponymous volcano with a 50 metre deep bowl-like crater at the top and majestic views of the surrounding country. Mt Eden is 5 km south of the city centre and is visited regularly by tour buses which makes transport easy and affordable.



Shopping


Botany Town Centre is just a 25 minute drive from AKL Auckland International Airport with buses and taxis the easiest means of transport. If it is shopping you are looking for then Botany Town Centre is the place to go. With over 160 stores, cafés and restaurants set among cobbled streets and picturesque piazzas, you will surely be able to shop til you drop, or at least until you have to head back to the airport for your onward flight.



As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the airport in time for your connecting flight and enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Auckland Attractions

Fun Wine, Beer, and Oyster Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island

Fun Wine, Beer, and Oyster Tasting Experience on Waiheke IslandDuration:
45 minutes
From:
USD 14.82
On this vineyard tour and tasting with a twist, try boutique wine, craft beer and local oysters. Taking place on the picturesque Waiheke Island, just 35 minutes from downtown Auckland, break away from the city for a day, and check out the magic of a tropical island in the Hauraki Gulf. While  making beer and wine is taken very seriously, we're pretty down to earth around here. Picture a giant beer garden with plenty of outdoor seating and giant beanbags - here you get to chill among the vines and sample the hand crafted beer and wines.

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Auckland Museum General Entry Ticket

Auckland Museum General Entry TicketDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 18.52
Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the southern hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures.

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Vibrosaun Therapy Experience

Vibrosaun Therapy Experience Duration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 18.52
<p>Treat yourself to a 1-hour Vibrosaun Therapy session to help rejuvenate and maintain your well-being. With Vibrosaun, you experience a combination of vibration, warmth, ventilation and music.The comfortable, therapeutic, vibrating bed is encapsulated by the spacious unit in which dry sauna heat is evenly circulated. Enjoy the many benefits such as relieve muscle aches and pains, increases circulation, helps reduce/regulate blood pressure, and assist with weight control to name a few. Choose from one of nine session times when you book.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p>

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Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Waiheke Island Explorer Hop-on Hop-off TourDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 18.52
Explore the beauty of Waiheke at your own pace. The hop-on hop-off double decker bus departs Matiatia every 30 minutes and offers informative commentary about the island's history and culture. Assistance from an on-board host will give you advice on where to stop and how to plan your day. With 8 stops, it's the perfect way to explore and get around to see all that Waiheke has to offer, from vineyards, galleries, cafes and restaurants to stunning sandy beaches and bush walks.

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Auckland Self Guided Audio Tour

Auckland Self Guided Audio TourDuration:
The tour lasts between two and three hours
From:
USD 19.99
<p>Explore the New Zealand capital at your own pace and discover top city attractions with ease on this self-guided Auckland audio tour. Download your mp3 audio guide and map, then take to the city streets at your leisure. Discover top attractions such as Aotea Square, the 19th-century Baptist Tabernacle, the Civic Theater, Khartoum Place, Myers Park, and St Kevin's Arcade, and find out what makes Auckland such a special place to visit. Along the way, gain insight into centuries of rich New Zealand history. </p>

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Auckland Salt Cave Halotherapy

Auckland Salt Cave HalotherapyDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 21.49
<p>Salt Cave Halotherapy is often referred to as 'Halotherapy', which is derived from a Greek word 'Halos' meaning salt. This form of natural therapy dates back to more than 200 years, utilizing beneficial properties of salt mines. Each session is valid for one to six person at same time. The Salt Cave is filtered and purified between each session. There is gap of 15 minutes between each session.</p>

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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket

Kelly TarltonDuration:
Varies
From:
USD 28.90
<p>Dive under Auckland's waterfront and you'll discover spectacular secrets of the Southern Ocean and see the magic of an Antarctic fantasyland, complete with penguins strutting in fresh snow and ice! You'll get up close to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins, see jellyfish displays and the world's biggest species of stingray. Experience over 30 live animal exhibits and see over 80 different species in the eight new themed zones.</p>

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Auckland Street Art Walking Tour

Auckland Street Art Walking TourDuration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 29.64
Be inspired and amazed by Auckland's street-art scene. This 90 minute walking tour will lead you through K-Road and Ponsonby to discover Auckland's creative and alternative side.

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Last Updated: 14 May 2017