Tour Description :
||Departs 9.15am Terminates 4:00pm
Auckland well known as the "City of Sails" is located on a narrow stretch of land rich in Maori and European history. It is the gateway to exploring New Zealand. Nestled between two harbours and 49 volcanic cones, this cosmopolitan city hosts an array of activities, eateries and stunning landscapes.
Located between the western and eastern coastal shorelines at the narrowest point. From the eye-catching black sand of the west coast to the spectacular golden sand beaches of the east and to the lush farmland that surrounds the outer edges, you will enjoy exploring this vast playground. Highlights include the vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter, our newest waterfront area and urban community, a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum** and a guided coach tour that includes CBD, University, Urban beaches, the Harbour Bridge and popular dining and shopping villages.
Visit Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World along Auickland’s waterfront Walk through a life-size replica of Captain Scott's Antarctic hut and see live penguins strutting on snow and ice as you ride in an Antarctic Snow Cat. Experience the underwater world and see stingrays, sharks and many other fish swimming above you.
After Kelly Tarlton's you will be transferred to the Auckland Ferry Terminal where you will board your afternoon harbour cruise*. Enjoy this popular cruise exploring the city's Waitemata Harbour including Rangitoto Island, Devonport, the Harbour Bridge and Westhaven Marina. Auckland was home for the international yachting teams challenging New Zealand for the America's Cup in the years October 02-March 03.When you return back from the Harbour Cruise, you will be transferred to the Auckland's most famous landmark, the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. You will access the Sky Tower's main viewing platform, enjoying breathtaking city views 186 metres above sea level.
*Tea, coffee and muffins are included on the cruise.
** An entrance fee of $25pp is applicable for the Museum.