The sky's the limit
Start the day at SkyCity Auckland. Try your rugby skills and face down a haka at the interactive All Blacks Experience; or marvel at fantastical film effects, from monsters to giants, at Weta Workshop Unleashed. Adrenaline junkies can take in the spectacular panorama from 192m above ground with a SkyWalk around Auckland’s famous Sky Tower.
Lunch among the clouds
Enjoy lunch at award-winning restaurant The Sugar Club, situated at the top of the Sky Tower, with delectable dishes based on local and sustainably sourced produce. Then head to Britomart precinct to indulge in some top-notch retail therapy, discovering cutting-edge New Zealand designers, international luxury brands and quirky Kiwi souvenir stores.
Get out on the water
A visit to Auckland wouldn’t be complete without a day out on the Waitematā Harbour. Sail an authentic America's Cup racing yacht and enjoy the thrill of taking the helm to help steer. Relax on a private charter vessel or see the sights with a cocktail cruise in the Hauraki Gulf. Charter a seaplane for something a bit different; or experience a slice of history on a traditional Māori sailing waka (canoe).
A warm welcome dinner
Complete your first day with a sumptuous welcome dinner at the exclusive Kauri Bay Boomrock, a stunning private property set on 500 acres with expansive coastal views and unforgettable cuisine. Or take your pick from Auckland’s wide variety of world-class restaurants or iconic venues.
Incorporate a Māori cultural welcome and performance into your evening. Authentic and culturally powerful you will enjoy the harmonies of waiata-a-ringa (action songs), the eloquence of poi (dance) and the power of haka.
Discover the jewel in Auckland's crown
Take the ferry, board a luxury super yacht or charter a helicopter and take the short trip to Waiheke Island for a guided tour of the island's award-winning vineyards, olive groves and beautiful golden beaches.
On the vineyard trail
Enjoy a long lunch on the island in sublime surroundings at one of the many vineyards. Afterwards, visit the vineyard cellar doors for a private tasting of Waiheke’s world-renowned wines, or try the olive oil at Rangihoua Estate.
The adventurous can embark on a state-of-the-art ziplining experience high above canopies of trees with stunning views back to the city; or visit Wild on Waiheke for claybird shooting and archery.
Finish the day with sunset cocktails at one of Auckland’s eclectic rooftop bars, taking in the views. For those with a sweet tooth, try an ice cream experience at Giapo’s incredible Chef’s Table sampling.
Explore the Auckland region
The wider Auckland region has amazing experiences to impress every group.
Travel out west to explore native rainforest, black sand beaches and stunning rugged coastlines. Take a guided tour to discover the remarkable scenery, before visiting Muriwai's famous cliff-top gannet colony.
Or head north to Matakana to experience boutique shopping, art galleries and quaint farmers’ markets. Highlights include the renowned Sculptureum Gardens and Brick Bay Sculpture Trail. On your way home, visit Mahurangi Harbour for a freshly shucked oyster and a taste of kiwi hospitality.
Return to Auckland for a farewell dinner in one of the many vibrant dining precincts, with something memorable to suit every taste.