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Auckland City and West Coast Tour

Auckland City and West Coast Tour
Duration:
7 hours
From:
USD 200.33
Spend the morning visiting the best location spots in Auckland and after lunch we head to the Arataki Visitors Centre in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Piha Beach one of the West coast Black sand beaches along with a drive through the Rain Forest with an English speaking guide . You will explore the natural attractions including Piha Beach and Lion Rock. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at Princes Wharf, Queens Wharf, or your centrally located Auckland hotel.

Private Maori Cultural E-Bike Tour on Waiheke Island

Private Maori Cultural E-Bike Tour on Waiheke Island
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 278.02
This private tour is Maori-led on electric bicycles. The tour starts from Oneroa village and is a great way to explore the stunning landscapes of Waiheke Island. Your guide enhances the 6-hour itinerary with authentic stories of Maori history on the island. Visit the island's only 'marae' (M?ori gathering place), enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch and go wine tasting at one of Waiheke's famed vineyards.

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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

Infrared Sauna

Infrared SaunaDuration:
15 minutes
From:
USD 13.94
Enjoy a relaxing 15-minute session of infrared sauna, available at both branches. The Infrared Sauna Room is available up to two people at the same time. Ideal for people from 18 to 80 years, looking for relaxing and healthy activities. The sauna range between 18 - 65 degrees Celsius for your comfort. Pamper yourself and enhance other beauty treatments, experience relaxation and enjoyment a day spa.

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Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry Auckland

Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry AucklandDuration:
20 to 30 mins
From:
USD 13.94
Odyssey is an a-maze-ing adventure where while trying to find your way out you will experience darker challenging spaces, quirky physical obstacles and challenges, illusions, lighting effects, scents, sound effects and strange sensations that all together provide you with a unique experience that you will never forget! <br /><br />Odyssey is fun for all ages, great family entertainment and definitely a must see for all tourists. The incredible journey through Odyssey takes around 20 -30 minutes however there is no time limit to your adventure and you are free to discover Odyssey at your own pace. Odyssey is recommended for those aged 8 and over but if you would like to enquire about how suitable Odyssey is for your young ones, please feel free to get in touch!

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Auckland Zoo Entry Ticket

Auckland Zoo Entry TicketDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 16.72
With 126 species and over 1000 animals across 17 hectares of parkland, Auckland Zoo is New Zealand's largest  home of wildlife. Conveniently located just five minutes from central Auckland, you can also discover Aotearoa's natural treasures all in one place – in the Te Wao Nui precinct.<br>

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Auckland Museum General Entry Ticket

Auckland Museum General Entry TicketDuration:
3 to 4 hours
From:
USD 17.42
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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Join the locals: 2-Hour Auckland Dealer Art Gallery in Auckland

Join the locals: 2-Hour Auckland Dealer Art Gallery in AucklandDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 17.42
This wonderful 2-hour art tour is led by a local and respected art critic, TJ (Terry) McNamara or Assoc Prof Linda Tyler. <br>Join the locals on the regular Saturday morning Walk & Talk an Art Precinct<br>There are several art precincts in Auckland. Over Spring & Summer/Autumn there are regularly guided tours on a Saturday morning to one of the precincts. You need to contact us or see the website to know where we are meeting.

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Join the locals: Walk and Talk dealer Art Gallery in Wellington

Join the locals: Walk and Talk dealer Art Gallery in WellingtonDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 17.42
Join the locals on the fortnightly Saturday morning Walk & Talk an Art Precinct.<br>Explore art the best way, with other art lovers and an expert guide. Find the contemporary dealer art galleries in the city. Each Walk is to a different cluster of galleries. We are introduced to the gallery, gallerist, exhibition and sometimes we are lucky to get to talk with an artist. We get all the extras of being with a person the gallerists know and respect. Sometimes we go to art auction houses and/or artist studios. Returning several weeks later we find new exhibitions and therefore new experiences. Guides are chosen for their intimate knowledge of the region's art scene, galleries and artists. As the exhibitions are constantly changing, no Walk is the same. Returning to the precinct will always take us to different exhibitions, deepening and extending our knowledge of the art. We always find a good place for coffee and more talking.

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Vibrosaun Therapy Experience

Vibrosaun Therapy Experience Duration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 17.42
<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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Auckland City Hotel to Auckland Airport

Auckland City Hotel to Auckland AirportDuration:
1 to 1 hrs
From:
USD 17.51
Quick and easy, always on time. When being on time is really important! You dont want to miss your flight after all. Our Professional Drivers wearing a suit and tie will come in to your Hotel Reception and greet you with a sign board with your name on it. We tend to arrive 10-15 mins early. So you will usually find us in the lobby waiting for you. We may also ask Hotel Recption to call you to let you know we have arrived. Also if we have your mobile number we may text you. This is a private transfer in a high end luxury vehicle. Our vehicles offer leather seats, air conditioning, plenty of leg room. If you are travelling with lots of luggage, not to worry your attentive Driver will do all the heavy lifting for you. Whether you are booking for business or pleasure our Company is the one to pick.

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Last Updated: 14 Apr 2019