Top 20 Things To Do In Auckland, New Zealand 2019

Top Tours and Activities In Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland hop on hop off tour in auckland 332800

Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

430 Reviews

$32.17

Discover the vibrant city of Auckland with flexibility and ease on a hop-on hop-off bus across all major sites and attractions. Complete with audio commentary and written translations in 9 languages, you're free to hop-on and off at your leisure. If you have limited time - this is the perfect way to explore the city, especially if this is your first visit to Auckland.

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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

307 Reviews

$240.94

See all the highlights of the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua in one day. You'll take a guided tour of Waitomo Caves stalactites and glowworms, and see Rotorua's bubbling mud pools and geysers, and make many other interesting stops along the way. You have the option to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.

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Waitomo Caves and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Day Trip from Auckland

254 Reviews

$233.79

See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entranced by the thousands of twinkling lights in the glowworm grotto. Then visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, the filming location of the village of Bilbo Bagins and his fellow hobbits in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. As you explore Hobbiton, you can pose for pictures in front of the hobbit holes, the pond and the Green Dragon Inn.

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Small-Group Tour: The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

164 Reviews

$207.34

Enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. See where the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. See the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and learn from your guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café. This is a must-do tour for any The Lord of the Rings movie lovers!

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Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland

123 Reviews

$162.30

Explore the Bay of Islands on a full day trip from Auckland and discover the historic sites of Waitangi and Russell. You’ll visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, ferry from Paihia to Russell, New Zealand's first permanent European settlement and sea port, and take an informative tour with a local guide. Before returning to Auckland, enjoy free time to check out Russell’s bustling shops, cafes and museums at your leisure.

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Food and wine tasting tour of waiheke island from auckland in auckland 145534

Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland

119 Reviews

$107.24

Sample the bounty of Waiheke Island on a 4-hour food and wine tour that visits Stonyridge Vineyard, Casita Miro, Mudbrick Vineyard and the Rangihoua Estate. Hop off your ferry from Auckland for lunch, followed by a sampling of wine, beer and olive oils. Nestled in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke has the ideal micro-climate for growing grapes and olives. Discover for yourself why Waiheke is renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s most acclaimed artisan wines!

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Auckland harbour dinner cruise in auckland 328296

Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise

116 Reviews

$85.80

See the highlights of Auckland on a 2.5-hour sailboat cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Cruise to a sheltered marina where you enjoy a 3-course dinner while at anchor, then see the highlights of the city, including Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Your expert captain shares fun and informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights throughout your tour. Appreciate the beauty of Auckland as evening falls during this memorable dinner cruise.

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Waiheke Island Tour from Auckland

89 Reviews

$42.18

Take in the scenic highlights of Waiheke Island on a 3-hour tour from Auckland. Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride to the island then meet your coach for an informative and lively tour. Known for amazing beaches, delicious food, breathtaking city views, and some of New Zealand's best wines, Waiheke is a must-see destination from Auckland.

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Auckland city highlights tour in auckland 136602

Auckland City Highlights Tour

79 Reviews

$42.90

See the best of Auckland on a half-day sightseeing coach tour that showcases the city’s highlights, from heritage -listed buildings to the stunning Viaduct Harbour to great views. This 3-hour tour allows you to choose either a morning or afternoon departure and is the perfect choice if you are short on time.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb

70 Reviews

$89.37

Climb to the top of Auckland Harbour Bridge with a professional guide for the ultimate Auckland experience. A safe and easy walk on specially engineered catwalks takes you from the base to the summit of the bridge, with amazing views all along the way. See Waitemata Harbour, Sky Tower, and other landmarks as your expert guide shares informative commentary about Auckland.

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Waitakere ranges wilderness experience eco tour from auckland in auckland 40935

Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland

70 Reviews

$107.24

Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges on this afternoon eco-tour.

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the breathtaking Waitakere Ranges. From the Arataki Center take in panoramic views extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean and absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.

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Tiritiri matangi island day trip from auckland with optional guided in auckland 145846

Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

62 Reviews

$53.62

Get one of the limited tickets for a day at Tiritiri Matangi bird sanctuary, home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and endangered bird species. You’ll take a ferry across the Hauraki Gulf to the island, have an optional guided walk with a knowledgeable local guide, and enjoy free time to explore the walking trails, beach, Visitor Center and Hauraki Gulf’s oldest lighthouse.

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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

58 Reviews

$121.54

Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back, relax and enjoy the sail on an America's Cup match racing yacht as you sail Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Become part of the crew and feel the thrill of yachting at its best. Or just sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere and stunning habor scenery. You have the choice to join a 2-hour sail on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, or for the ultimate thrill, join the crew and participate in a 3-hour racing experience.

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Auckland discovery city tour in auckland 120053

Auckland Discovery City Tour

54 Reviews

$49.33

Take in all the highlights of Auckland on a half-day city tour. See the yachts bobbing in the harbor, heritage listed buildings and parkland that offer stunning panoramic views over the city. Enjoy morning tea at the quaint village of Parnell, travel through Auckland Domain and cross the Harbor Bridge to the north shore. The city tour starts in the morning, leaving the afternoon free to relax or to combine with other great attractions. Choose from wine tasting, lunch on the Pride of Auckland yacht, museum and cultural performances, and much more!

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Waiheke island exploration and zipline day trip from auckland in auckland 125728

Waiheke Island Exploration and Zipline Day Trip from Auckland

51 Reviews

$85.08

A day of excitement and nature awaits on Waiheke Island, with three zipline flights above the forest, an interpretive walk through native bushland, and a mini-tour of the island. Just a short ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is an idyllic location for a zipline adventure, with stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf.

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Auckland highlights combined with wilderness experience eco tour in auckland 135612

Auckland Highlights combined with Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour

49 Reviews

$160.87

Experience the best sights of Auckland City in the morning combined with an afternoon wilderness experience.

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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set

44 Reviews

$307.43

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set for the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and the 'Hobbit' trilogies were filmed. You and your small group will be one of the first to this popular attraction near Matamata, a small agricultural town approximately 2.5 hours' drive from Auckland. During the private tour, your guide will take you places that were usually only accessed by the film crews. It's the perfect day for fans of Gandalf and the gang!

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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

43 Reviews

$278.84

Experience this exciting tour of Hobbiton that is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their holiday. You will visit three amazing destinations in one day. This tour will bring you to the movie set in Hobbiton, where you will be swept away into the world of The Hobbit. After that you will travel to Rotorua and spend approximately 1.5 hours while enjoying lunch and visiting the  Thermal Valley at Te Puia,  before leaving Rotorua, to travel to Waitomo to visit the Waitomo Caves.

This tour is flexible with options to leave from and return to Auckland, leave from Auckland and finish in Rotorua, leave from and return to Rotorua, or leave from Rotorua and finish in Auckland.

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2-Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

43 Reviews

$652.05

Immerse yourself in the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a two-day escape from Auckland. From Rotorua’s famous geysers and the glowing Waitomo Caves to the re-creation of Middle-earth at Hobbiton, you’ll discover scenic beauty and natural wonders, ancient Maori traditions and movie-making magic on this fascinating two-day tour.

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Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump

42 Reviews

$114.39

Experience the adventure of Bungy in Auckland with our 40 meter Bungy Jump from the Auckland Harbour Bridge. This unforgettable 40-minute experience involves jumping from the purpose-built jump pod suspended over the sparkling Waitemata Harbour. As part of the Bungy, you'll enjoy an exclusive bridge walk to the "Bungy Pod".

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The best of waiheke ziplining wine tasting and vineyard lunch in auckland 158692

The Best of Waiheke: Ziplining, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Lunch

34 Reviews

$188.75

Experience the best of Waiheke on a full-day tour that combines a morning of high-flying zipline adventure with an afternoon sampling the delicious wines and foods of the fertile island. Expert guides lead your zipline adventure and show you how to soar through the air. Afterward, celebrate with lunch and wine tasting at a premium vineyard, followed by two more wine tastings and visits to an olive oil estate and a microbrewery. If you want, take advantage of a complimentary bus pass to explore more of the island after your tour. Small-group tour limited to 12 people whilst ziplining and 35 on the vineyard tour ensures customized attention from your guides.

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Auckland to rotorua via waitomo glowworm caves one way tour in auckland 120052

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Glowworm Caves One-Way Tour

32 Reviews

$179.46

Explore New Zealand’s famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a one-way day trip from Auckland to Rotorua! Along the way, you’ll have morning tea in historic Rangiriri, stop in Ngaruawahia, ride a boat through the Glowworm Grotto, see the Karapito Dam and drive under the Fitzgerald Glade.

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Coast and rainforest walk eco tour from auckland in auckland 304559

Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland

32 Reviews

$168.02

This full day tour goes firstly to the Arataki Visitor Information Centre situated within Auckland's largest regional park, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. The breathtaking panoramic views from the sweeping decks extend from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.

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Auckland harbour sightseeing cruise with round trip devonport ferry in auckland 145490

Auckland Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with Round-Trip Devonport Ferry Ticket

30 Reviews

$31.46

See the highlights of Auckland on a 90-minute harbor sightseeing cruise with informative commentary from your crew. You’ll glide past Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, the Sky Tower and historic Devonport, with a brief stop at Rangitoto Island. Your tour includes a free round-trip ferry ticket to the picturesque seaside village of Devonport, good for one year.

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Auckland shore excursion hop on hop off bus tour in auckland 199959

Auckland Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

29 Reviews

$32.17

When your cruise ship docks in Auckland, see the best of the city on an Auckland hop-on hop-off shore excursion. Discover the vibrant city with flexibility and ease on your tour of all the major sites and attractions. You're free to hop on and off at your leisure, and your tour is accompanied by an audio commentary. It's the perfect way to explore if you have limited time, especially if this is your first visit to the city.

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Rangitoto island tour from auckland in auckland 145532

Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

27 Reviews

$53.62

Take in the magnificent lava fields and natural beauty of Rangitoto, the volcanic island that is one of Auckland’s most iconic landmarks. Enjoy a short ferry ride to the island then board your 4-wheel drive (4WD) tram to a spot near the island’s summit, where a short walk to the top rewards you with magnificent views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. Your guide will provide informative commentary about the island’s history, geology and surprisingly rich plant life, including the world's largest pohutukawa forest.

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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Entry Ticket

25 Reviews

$27.88

Dive under Auckland's waterfront and you'll discover spectacular secrets of the Southern Ocean and see the magic of an Antarctic fantasyland, complete with penguins strutting in fresh snow and ice! You'll get up close to the majestic King and playful Gentoo penguins, see jellyfish displays and the world's biggest species of stingray. Experience over 30 live animal exhibits and see over 80 different species in the eight new themed zones.

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Auckland dolphin and whale watching cruise in auckland 160924

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

24 Reviews

$114.39

Look for whales, dolphins and seabirds in the pristine waters of Hauraki Gulf just a short boat ride from Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. On this half-day whale and dolphin safari, you're on the lookout for the marine mammals that frequent the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park waters. Expert guides share fun facts and informative commentary throughout the trip as you soak up the natural wonders of New Zealand, just offshore from Auckland.

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Small group coromandel peninsula day trip from auckland in auckland 110039

Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland

21 Reviews

$264.54

Enjoy a small-group day trip out of Auckland and visit Coromandel Peninsula, with its stunning landscapes of rugged mountain terrain nestled against idyllic beaches. Take a train ride through native kauri forest for panoramic views over the Hauraki Gulf. Enjoy lunch at a local café and take a dip in a thermal pool on Hot Water Beach.

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Auckland Shore Excusion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower

20 Reviews

$106.53

While your ship is in port in Auckland, see the city sights, take a cruise under the Harbour Bridge and enjoy bird’s-eye views of Auckland from the Sky Tower. You’ll see some of the city’s top attractions like Quay Street, Waitemata Harbour, Queen Street and more, plus catch views of the beautiful waterfront. Combining sightseeing, a boat ride and sky-high city views, this shore excursion shows you the many sides to Auckland, New Zealand’s premier city.

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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour

19 Reviews

$57.20

See the sights when your ship is in port in Auckland and learn more about this beautiful ‘City of Sails’. You’ll tour the city center and its many bays on this Auckland shore excursion, cross the Harbour Bridge, take a stroll on the beach, and see the city spread out before you from the top of Mt Victoria. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 18 people.

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Waitomo glowworm caves discovery tour from auckland in auckland 168811

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Auckland

18 Reviews

$175.88

Leave the city bustle behind to witness a fabulous light show at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Marvel at the shimmering glow worms in the caves as you learn about the why they glow and how the caves were formed. Enjoy picturesque scenery en route to the caves and see highlights of the region such as Rangiriri, where British and Maori forces battled in 1863. Have time for lunch and to explore the Waitomo visitor complex before returning to Auckland in the afternoon.

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Waiheke island wine tasting tour from auckland in auckland 145649

Waiheke Island Wine Tasting Tour from Auckland

18 Reviews

$100.10

Discover why Waiheke Island is renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s most celebrated artisan wines on this premium tour of three vineyards. You’ll sample fine wines at Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay and Te Whau Vineyard. At one of your tastings, munch on complimentary light appetizers. This small-group tour, limited to 20 people, provides an intimate experience with fellow wine lovers at Waiheke’s finest vineyards.

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5-Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

17 Reviews

$1,058.86

Do and see it all on a five-day adventure from Auckland that takes you to Waitangi, Rotorua, Waitomo and Middle-earth! Your journey reveals the history and natural beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a dolphin-spotting cruise across the Bay of Islands and a drive along Ninety Mile Beach at Cape Reinga. Enjoy a magical boat ride through the glowworm grotto at Waitomo Caves, and dine at a Maori village in Rotorua. With sheep dogs, kiwi birds and Hobbit holes included, this five-day North Island tour highlights all the must-see sights, and provides a choice of standard or superior accommodation in Paihia and Rotorua.

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Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise departs Auckland

16 Reviews

$205.91

Jump aboard a catamaran to Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. It's the Bay of Islands' most popular cruise!

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3-Hour Auckland Express Tour

16 Reviews

$56.48

Small-group personalized 3-hour tour, showing you the highlights of what makes Auckland so special. From the diverse eateries and best shopping to the many volcanoes, working farms and Auckland's beautiful gardens. Along the way, you will learn about the Maori culture and settler history.

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Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance

16 Reviews

$210.91

Experience Auckland from a Maori perspective! The Auckland Maori Tour takes you through the Tamaki Makaurau area (Auckland) with a highly knowledgeable Maori guide. You’ll be immersed in New Zealand’s indigenous tikanga (culture), and learn about a rich cultural heritage dating back hundreds of years, as well as Maori leaders who helped shape New Zealand into a modern nation.

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Auckland harbour coffee cruise in auckland 135609

Auckland Harbour Coffee Cruise

14 Reviews

$53.62

Enjoy afternoon tea under sail on Auckland's beautiful Waitemata Harbour while on board our harbour cruising yacht. You are able to sit back and relax while listening to an informative commentary on the sights of the city. This is an experience you will treasure forever.

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Half day volcano tour from auckland in auckland 284668

Half-Day Volcano Tour from Auckland

13 Reviews

$57.20

Gain insight into New Zealand’s geography and geology on this half-day volcano tour from Auckland. Explore the summits and craters of Mt. Eden, Mangere Mountain, Mt. Wellington, and One Tree Hill with a guide. Along the way, keep watch for native New Zealand wildlife and admire panoramic views over the rugged terrain. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at the cruise port near Queens Wharf, Auckland.

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SkyWalk Auckland

11 Reviews

$103.67

Take a walk on the wild side way up high on the Sky Tower in Auckland. Tread carefully on an exterior ledge 630 feet (192 meters) SkyWalk, one of New Zealand’s best urban adventure activities; you're securely attached to safety lines and accompanied by an expert guide throughout the thrilling experience. Take in magnificent views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf and maybe even try some daredevil tricks for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in the heart of Auckland.

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