Auckland‘s nickname is City of Sails. The city is rich with Maori and European history. The Maori people are from Polynesia, they arrived to New Zealand in the 12th century and the Europeans arrived in the 17th century.
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari
Aboard the catamaran (luxury whale watching yacht), you will be taken to the Hauraki Gulf to watch marine mammals and seabirds up close. You are guaranteed to see marine mammals, if not, you can come back for free. Marine research scientists are on board. Commentary provided by captain and crew.
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Natural history and military artifacts are in this war memorial. There is a live performance from the Maori tribe and learn about their culture and craftwork. The museum holds the largest collection of decorative arts in New Zealand. It is a memorial to those who lost their lives in WWI and WWII.
America’s Cup Yacht Sailing
Passengers are allowed to take the helm and get involved on the grinders with no sailing experience. Find out all about the race yacht while viewing landscapes and skyline.
Waiheke Island Wine Tour
A ferry will take you to Waiheke Island. You will visit Stonyridge Vineyard for lunch and wine tasting, then you will go to Rangihoua Estate to taste olive oil, the next stop is to taste wine and micro-brews at Wild on Waiheke and the last stop is a visit to Mudbrick Vineyard.
Tiritiri Matangi Wildlife Bird Sanctuary
Protects rare and endangered bird species living on the island. It is a guided hike to learn about bird life and history of the island. You will learn several bird calls. Proceeds go directly to the preservation of the sanctuary.
Auckland Sky Tower
The tallest building in New Zealand, it has three observation decks with two activities: Skywalk and Sky jump. The Sky Tower is surrounded by restaurants, bars and a casino.
The Skywalk is a walk around the exterior edge of the tower in coveralls and a safety harness.
The SkyJump is where you are provided a SkyJump suit and a safety harness. You jump off the edge where there is a thick wire attached, you fall to the ground and land on your feet, there you are given a certificate.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Was formed from limestone and is the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand. See the beautiful rock formations and thousands of glowworms that light up the cave.
Historical indoor hot water public pools; saunas and steam rooms were added in 1997. It was updated and remodeled in 2012, blending the old with the new. It is now a recreational center complete with a gym.
Rainbow’s End Theme Park
Rides and attractions are: bumper boats water ride, corkscrew rollercoaster, dodgems, family karts, fear fall, gold rush roller coaster, kidz kingdom, log flume water ride, motion master, private ship, power surge, scorpion karts, stratosfear, the invader, a cinema show, AA drivers town, and mini golf.
Make Auckland, New Zealand you next vacation destination, as you can see that is lots to see.