Auckland

Auckland is a vibrant and exciting city with lots to see and do. It is New Zealand’s largest city and considered by many the Gateway to the Pacific. While you’re here, take the opportunity to explore the city. For details on Auckland in general, we have listed information below. To arrange a tour either within Auckland or around New Zealand, visit the Tours page: http://retina2018newzealand.com/visit-information/tours/.

For a comprehensive overview of Auckland, go to www.aucklandnz.com.

The following are a few suggested attractions & activities:

Attractions and Cultural Experience

Auckland Museum – Auckland Museum is the cultural and spiritual touchstone for the many cultures that inhabit this beautiful land, and the first stop for anyone wishing to gain an insight into New Zealand and its peoples.

Auckland Explorer Bus – The Auckland Explorer Bus is a hop on, hop off sightseeing tour with full commentary, visiting Auckland’s big 14 attractions.

Tours and Nature

360 Discovery – Explore the Hauraki Gulf and its history, the Tiritiri Matangi island sanctuary, and Motuihe Island.

Ananda Tours – Discover Waiheke Island and its award winning wines along the wine trail, olive oils, arts & crafts, scenic and eco tours.

Auckland Wine Tasting Tours – Auckland Wine Tasting Tours offers a personalised experience encompassing the scenic North/West Auckland and/or Matakana regions. Enjoy a full day winery tour with lunch from $135 per person and a half day tour from $90 per person.

Harley Tours New Zealand – Harley Tours operates both Harley Davidson Pillion Passenger Tours and Harley Davidson Self-Ride Guided Tours. From majestic coastlines through to magnificent mountains, it would be no exaggeration to say that these are some of the finest motorcycling roads in the world.

Goat Island Marine Reserve – Renowned for its amazing marine life, New Zealand’s first marine reserve, also known as Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve, is a great place to spend a day in the outdoors with friends and family. At Goat Island you will discover an abundance of New Zealand marine life and enjoy the experience of being surrounded by schools of playful fish and beautiful coral.

Restaurants

Auckland has many great restaurants. For a comprehensive website which includes diner’s reviews try Zomato.

Activities and Adrenalin Rush

Snowplanet – Snowplanet is the only indoor snow resort in the southern hemisphere, where tourists can experience the thrill of snowsports and atmosphere of a snow village. It is located just 20 minutes north of Auckland and open 365 days a year.

The above information is provided as a point of interest only. The organising committee takes no responsibility for the services provided by any of the groups mentioned above, nor does it receive any incentives from businesses listed on this page.

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