Make the most of a visit to the 'City of Sails' with a three-day itinerary that takes in time on the water, adrenaline-fuelled adventures, exploring the region's natural beauty and the best of the cosmopolitan city's shopping, dining and culture.
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Jump on a Harley
Kick-start your day with a scenic orientation tour of Auckland on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Tours cater for groups of all sizes and are a memorable way to see the city’s sights, from the buzzing downtown area and surrounding hills to the sparkling Waitemata Harbour.
Lunch among the clouds
Visit New Zealand's highest man-made structure for lunch with a view. The 328-metre-high Sky Tower houses Peter Gordon's The Sugar Club and the Orbit revolving restaurant. Over lunch, watch the action out your windown as those seeking adventure take the SkyJump off the tower. Those with a head for heights could also take a SkyWalk around the tower's 192-metre high walkway.
Bridge Climb or Bungy
Join an Auckland Harbour Bridge climbing tour to scale the city's iconic bridge and take in stunning views of the city and harbour. The brave can try bungy jumping from the purpose-built jump pod suspended beneath the bridge.
Complete your first day in Auckland with a sumptuous welcome dinner. The city offers a variety of venues for groups of all sizes, from world-class restaurants to waterfront function centres, historic buildings to elegant hotel ballrooms.
Get out on the Water
A visit to Auckland wouldn’t be complete without a day out on the Waitemata Harbour. Options range from the sedate to the sporty. Spend the morning learning the ropes on an ex-America's Cup racing yacht or just relax on a private charter vessel. Experience an exhilirating jet boat tour of the city's coastline, explore by kayak, or venture into the expansive Hauraki Gulf on a whale and dolphin safari. If fishing is your thing, join a heli-fishing excursion to experience an exclusive fishing spot.
Dinner and Drinks
After a busy day, it's time to unwind. The central city has restaurants catering to all tastes and group sizes, while Ponsonby is packed full of stylish bars, all within a stone's throw of each other.
Explore the region
Take the ferry or board a luxury super yacht and cruise to Waiheke Island for a guided tour of the island's award-winning vineyards, olive groves and beautiful golden beaches. Tours to the island come with a full commentary and lunch options can be tailored to suit groups of all sizes.
Alternatively, take a Bush and Beach eco-tour to see some of Auckland's pristine beaches and unspoilt native forest. In just 30 minutes you leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the Waitakere Ranges. Take a guided bush walk before visiting the black sand beaches of the wild and rugged west coast.
Foodies will enjoy a Great Taste Tour to the nearby settlement of Matakana to experience a veritable feast of art, cheese, wine, honey, local cuisine and chocolates. Cultural highlights include a visit to the renowned Morris and James Pottery and the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail.
Return to Auckland in the evening to enjoy a farewell dinner in the Viaduct Harbour area. The Viaduct Basin is home to many of Auckland’s finest eating establishments and is the perfect place to bid farewell to a magic few days in the stunning harbourside city.