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Auckland Duck Tour

Auckland Duck Tour
Duration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 50.50
Take in the highlights of Auckland with a sightseeing tour aboard an amphibious 'duck' vehicle. Drive down the Auckland waterfront from Queen's Wharf past Viaduct Harbour, Wynyard Quarter, Westhaven Marina and Auckland Harbour Bridge. See iconic buildings including Sky Tower, The Cloud and Shed 10, then cruise into the waters of Waitemata Harbour to get another perspective on waterfront landmarks including Silo Park and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Private Tour: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

Private Tour: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland
Duration:
Flexible
From:
USD 297.07
Leave Auckland behind for the day and travel to Matamata! Matamata is a town known for its thoroughbred industry, dairy farming heritage, and historic Firth Tower Museum. It is also home to the Hobbiton Movie Set! Since the launch of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, Matamata has become a vibrant, must-see destination that attracts visitors from all over the world. Come and join this tour to discover the real Middle-Earth!

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Auckland things to do

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

Auckland Museum General Entry Ticket

Auckland Museum General Entry TicketDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 18.57
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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Devonport Self Guided Audio Tour

Devonport Self Guided Audio TourDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 19.99
Explore picturesque Devonport village by foot with the Devonport Audio Tour. The streets come alive as you uncover Devonport’s unique role in New Zealand’s history. Discover the maritime stories, fascinating facts and macabre tales as you explore the waterfront, the back streets and the summit of Mount Victoria.

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Auckland Self Guided Audio Tour

Auckland Self Guided Audio TourDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 19.99
Enjoy stunning Auckland which sits atop an area with 50 plus dormant volcanoes! This action packed audio tour will show you around the vibrant city where you will learn about its colonial occupation, and its history with the M’ori peoples. You’ll be able to enjoy views from the top of the iconic Sky Tower and visit the local favorite Albert Park.

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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket

Kelly TarltonDuration:
Varies
From:
USD 28.22
<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.<br></p>

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Auckland Street Art Walking Tour

Auckland Street Art Walking TourDuration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 29.71
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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Auckland Cultural Walking Tour

Auckland Cultural Walking Tour Duration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 29.71
This 90 minute walking tour led by a local expert will introduce you to Maori Culture, Myth and Monument. On this walk you will visit a functioning Marae - A Sacred Maori Meeting House.

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Auckland City Highlights Walking Tour

Auckland City Highlights Walking TourDuration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 29.71
Discover Auckland City with a fun and engaging walking tour led by a local expert. This 90 minute walking tour will take you to Auckland&rsquo;s major sites including the Sky Tower, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Albert Park and the Auckland Art Gallery. Along the way your guide will share compelling commentary about Auckland's history, culture and local secrets.

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Auckland Downtown and Waterfront Walking Tour

Auckland Downtown and Waterfront Walking TourDuration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 29.71
Discover why Auckland is known as the City of Sails. Led by a local guide, you will learn about Auckland's relationship with the sea.

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Last Updated: 14 Dec 2015