Exclusive Tours Limited

For Monday 12th February, for Retina International delegates and all those staying on in Auckland after the Public Congress, we recommend the following two tour options:

Auckland Sightseeing Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Timings: 8:30am to 11:30am

  • 8:45am to 9:30am – history/vulcanology presentation at Michael Joseph Savage Memorial.
  • 9:45am to 11:00am – an interactive guided walking tour focusing on the Auckland University Old Arts Building (history/buildings/architecture etc) and Albert Park tour (history/trees of note/statues/gardens etc) for 75 minutes.
  • 11:15am to 11:30am – drive to Auckland ferry terminal.

Per person price $60.00 (based on a minimum of 50 guests).
(Per person price includes coach transport, tour guides for coach tour and walking tour for 75 minutes guided walking tour and New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%).

For more information on this tour please click here.

Waiheke Island Tour
Duration: approx. 6 hours
Timings: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

  • 11:15am – coach departs from University of Auckland Conference Centre bound for Auckland ferry terminal.
  • 11:30am – Auckland sightseeing tour guests arrive at Auckland ferry terminal.
  • 12:00pm – ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island. Guests to eat their picnic lunches on board ferry.
  • 12:40pm – ferry arrives at Waiheke Island. Commence sightseeing tour of Waiheke Island.
  • Island Gelato for icecreams
  • Goldie Estate for wine tasting
  • Rangihoua Estate for olive oil tasting

Per person price $260.00 (based on a minimum of 50 guests).
(Per person price includes transport at 11.15 am from The University of Auckland Conference Centre (or ex Auckland sightseeing tour coaches), round trip Waiheke Island ferry tickets, 3 tours managers, picnic lunch to eat on ferry from Auckland to Waiheke Island, coach transport (drivers doing commentary) on Waiheke Island, tour managers on Waiheke Island, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, ice creams, transfer from Auckland ferry terminal to Auckland city centre hotels and New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at 15%).

For more information on this tour please click here.

For Auckland sightseeing and New Zealand tour information and or bookings prior to the conference commencing please contact Sharron Hickman at

Exclusive Tours Limited will be operating a Sightseeing/Tour Desk at the conference venue and the desk will be manned for the same hours that the conference registration desk will be open.

If you require any Auckland sightseeing or New Zealand tour information and or bookings please visit the Sightseeing/Tour Desk.




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