Fully Guided Tour
Auckland (Tamaki Makau Rau) is New Zealand’s largest city, with a population of around 1.4 million. The city extends over a narrow isthmus between the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean, and the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea. Auckland has spectacular natural features, including 49 dormant volcanoes, all located within 20km of the city centre. It boasts some of the best beaches in the world. The city highlights tour is three hours in duration and takes in all the main attractions of Downtown Auckland, including Queen Street, the Viaduct, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland University, War Memorial Museum, some of the outer suburbs and golden beaches on the inner harbour, including Paratai Drive and the Tamaki Waterfront.
Following the morning sightseeing the tour then travels out west of the city to the regions spectacular rainforest in the Waitakere Ranges. Located in a lush native bush setting with panoramic views of the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours. Learn about the native flora and fauna and admire the impressive Maori carvings that stand guard there. Enjoy leisurely bush walks to see huge ancient kauri trees, (over 800 years old) giant ferns and native birds. Visit the black iron sands and roaring surf of Auckland’s west coast beaches, enjoy the tranquillity of cascading waterfalls, the largest cascading 39 meters and the beauty of nature at its best.
Auckland is a melting pot of 190 different ethnicities and is the world’s biggest Polynesian city. Over half of the population is European and there are high percentages of indigenous Maori, as well as Pacific Island and Asian people. This diversity is reflected in a lively art and culture scene, a wide range of food and craft markets, vineyards, a hip cafe culture, superb coffee and outstanding restaurants.
Travel from 31 October 2016 – 30 September 2017.
*Conditions: Prices are per adult. Valid for travel from 31 October 2016 – 30 September 2017. Bookings must be made and deposited within 7 days of confirmations. Prices were correct at time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Above stated prices include discounts. Please enquire for full information. Booking Code: ANZCRUISE1115