Excursions in Auckland

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Whether you're visiting for the first time or are a local looking for some new ideas, Auckland has plenty to offer. From art galleries to museums, monuments and hiking trails, there's something for everyone in the city.

Start your explorations in the city's central green space – Albert Park - which has an abundance of statuary, flower beds and quirky attractions. It's a tranquil and relaxing spot that's also home to Auckland's Meteorological Observatory.

1. Mount Eden

Mount Eden is home to one of Auckland’s most stunning natural attractions. This extinct volcano is surrounded by a lava field and offers 360-degree views over the city and its surrounding harbours.

The summit of Mt Eden was erupted 15,000 years ago, creating a crater that’s 50m deep. Visitors can sit in the crater for the perfect photo shoot, and it’s also a great place to escape the city for a picnic.

A short walk from the top of Mount Eden is a 5.5-acre garden, with a variety of colourful plant collections and rock formations. There’s also a large selection of native birds, and fabulous city and harbour views from the garden.

In the 1950s and 1960s, inner suburbs became unfashionable and Mt Eden developed a slightly bohemian image as a community of artists, writers, teachers and university lecturers made it their home. Today, the village is known as the “Home Of Arts” in Auckland and there are a number of small local galleries to browse through.


2. Sky Tower

Located in the heart of the city, Sky Tower is Auckland’s iconic landmark. It is the tallest structure in New Zealand, and offers stunning 360-degree views of the city.

Opened to the public in 1997 after three years of construction, Sky Tower is 328 meters high and has an impressive observation deck. It’s also home to a number of restaurants, classy bars, and a Casino.

The best way to experience the incredible views from Sky Tower is by taking a glass-fronted lift (elevator) to the observation decks. These entities take 225 people upwards every 15 minutes and travel at 18km/h, giving you the chance to see Auckland – and the Waitakere Ranges – from above!

If you want to get even closer to the top, you can do the Sky Walk. This is an adrenaline pumping option that takes you around the perimeter of the building on a 1.2-meter wide walkway suspended 192 meters above the ground. There are a few tours that offer this option, so check them out!


3. Waiheke Island

A mere 35-minute ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is a haven for lovers of beaches and wine. It's home to around 30 boutique vineyards, each with its own tasting room, renowned restaurants and stunning views.

There are also a few unique art galleries to explore and plenty of quirky craft stores, a throwback to the island's bohemian heritage. There are also a number of active activities on offer, including kayaking and mountain biking, with many tour operators offering guided walks.

The island is easily accessible by public ferries, buses, taxis, and shuttle services. Alternatively, you can also fly there by a small plane, seaplane or helicopter for a more intimate experience. Several companies offer flights from the city or the airport, starting at around $400.


4. Waitakere Ranges

The Waitakere Ranges is one of Auckland’s most beautiful and unique national treasures, home to sacred native rainforest, rugged coastline and windswept black-sand beaches. The area is also known for its stunning walks through native bush and hidden waterfalls, making it a great place for families and hikers to explore.

  • You’ll find plenty of trails to enjoy the Waitakere Ranges and they range from short walks to more challenging treks. There are even a number of open meditation sessions for those looking to relax and unwind in the natural setting.
  • The Waitakere Ranges are also home to some of Auckland’s most spectacular black-sand beaches – including the popular Piha Beach with its dramatic landscape, pumping surf and huge Lion Rock standing watch over the bay. You’ll also discover huge clifftop gannet colonies at Muriwai and Te Henga (Bethells Beach).

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The excursion was absolutely fantastic

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The excursion I booked through this platform was absolutely fantastic! The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and took us to the most breathtaking spots. It was a well-organized and immersive experience that exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!

I had an incredible time

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I had an incredible time on the excursion I booked. The guide was passionate about their city's history and culture, and their enthusiasm was contagious. They showed us hidden gems and shared interesting stories that made the tour truly memorable.

Booking this excursion was a great decision

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Booking this excursion was a great decision. The guide was not only a local expert but also a fantastic storyteller. They brought the city's history to life and made the tour engaging and interactive. It was a unique and unforgettable experience.

I highly recommend this excursion

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I highly recommend this excursion for anyone visiting the city. The guide was passionate and had a genuine love for their city, which made the tour truly special.

It was an exceptional adventure

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The guide was a true local expert who showed us hidden gems and shared insider tips. The itinerary was well-paced, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the city's culture and history. It was an exceptional adventure that surpassed all expectations.