Day Trips from Auckland

Have a few days in Auckland but not sure what to see? Why not join a day or half-day tour exploring the great highlights of the town and around? Board a dinner cruise, watch a breaktaking Maori haka performance, or take a tour into the mysterious Waitomo glow caves. Below are just some of the many tours available on the North Island. Call us up to book or discuss your thoughts: 503-224-0180.

Hop-on Hop-off Tour

The hop-on hop-off buses take you around major sites of the vibrant city of Auckland. Explore Kelly Tarton’s Sea Life Aquarium, Auckland Museum, Sky Tower, Parnell Rose Park Gardens, Bastion Point Lookout and much more. Includes audio commentary in multiple languages. From 33 USD.

Dinner Cruise on Waitemata Harbour

Take an evening cruise from Auckland to the gorgeous Waitemata Harbour for a spectacular view of the city lights at night. Dine aboard a 50-foot yacht and enjoy a beautiful, scenic dinner. From 79 USD.

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Whale-watching in Hauraki Gulf

Take a luxurious 20m high-speed catamaran out on Hauraki Gulf for an unforgettable viewing of whales, dolphins and sea birds. Considered one of the most biologically diverse marine parks in the world, there have been no less than 22 species of marine mammal identified in this gulf. Cruise around with a crew of scientific experts for some spectacular views of these creatures. From 131 USD.

Bungee Jump

Take the 40-meter plunge from Auckland Harbour Bridge over sparkling Waitemata Harbor. This fun, adrenaline-rushing excursion offers a number of options available, including the favorite “water touch.” From 123 USD.

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Hobbiton Tour

Take a small group tour through the movie set of Hobbiton. Pose for photographs in front of hobbit holes and wander the Shire for glimpses of the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café. From 196 USD.

Maori Tour

Explore Auckland’s historic sites from the Maori perspective. See a live performance of the Haka War Dance and explore the surrounding countryside, including the ancient forest of Tiriwa. You’ll learn about black sand beaches, native flora and fauna, and Maori legends and traditions, all from a well-versed Maori guide. From 243 USD.

Kumeu Wine Country

Sample the region’s top wines just outside of Auckland in Kumeu. Discover the wine-pioneering history of the area, stroll along the gorgeous Muriwai Beach, and enjoy tastings from several award-winning wineries. Afterwards, enjoy a fresh Mediterranean-inspired New Zealand lunch at the Solkans Estate Winery. From 147 USD.

photo by Ian Armstrong, Creative Commons

Waitomo Caves and Rotorua

Take a guided tour from Auckland to the glowworm grotto of Waitomo by foot and boat. Catch a magnificent view of Rotorua’s bubbling mud pools and geysers. Visit the Agrodome for shearing demonstrations and sheep mustering. From 267 USD.

Our agents have been to New Zealand many times and would love to share our knowledge and expertise with you! Give us a call at 503-224-0180 or email

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