Highlights / General details
Auckland (Tamaki Makau Rau) is New Zealand’s largest city, with a population of around 1.4 million and the city’s subtropical climate, lush vegetation and easy access to the coast and outdoor activities earns it consistent top five rankings in international lifestyle surveys.
Auckland is a melting pot of 190 different ethnicities and is the world’s biggest Polynesian city. Over half of the population is European and there are high percentages of indigenous Maori, as well as Pacific Island and Asian people. This diversity is reflected in a lively arts and culture scene, a wide range of food and craft markets, vineyards, a hip cafe culture, superb coffee and outstanding restaurants.
The city extends over a narrow isthmus between the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean, and the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea. Auckland has spectacular natural features, including 49 dormant volcanoes, all located within 20km of the city centre. It boasts some of the best beaches in the world.
The dozens of islands of the Hauraki Gulf form a distinctive aspect of the Auckland landscape and provide a magnet for boaties, fishing enthusiasts and hikers. Auckland is also located within easy access to the beaches and rainforests of Northland and the Hokianga.
Points of Interest: Auckland Central Business District; Auckland University Campus/Albert Park; America’s Cup Village; Auckland Harbour Bridge; Parnell Rise; The Parnell Rose Gardens; Mission Bay; Auckland War Memorial Museum (entrance not included in tour); Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World.
Hotel / Motel Pick ups from Auckland City Hotels; Admission to Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World; Multi-Lingual commentary is available in Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin onboard the coach and must be requested when booking; Tax.
Lunch; Museums entry; Gratuities (optional).
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Pick-up time begins at 8:10am to 9:00am; Departs at 9:15am.
Approximately 4 hours.
Children under the age of 5 are free if not occupying a seat.
PASSENGERS WISHING TO VISIT THE MUSEUM ARE REQUIRED TO PAY A $10.00 DONATION AT THE DOOR. Passengers not wishing to do so can visit the Winter Gardens or enjoy a coffee break at the Museum Café.
Guest is required to call at least 24 hours prior to your departure to reconfirm reservations.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**