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  • A view of Auckland's impressive skyline - always a great photo opportunity on your New Zealand vacation.
  • The City of Sails - sunset over the Auckland marina
  • Auckland at night is a great time to explore the city on your New Zealand vacation.
  • Downtown Auckland
  • Auckland - home of the America's Cup
  • Auckland harbour bridge

Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand on the North Island, is known as the “City of Sails” due to its attractive harbour, home to thousands of sailing boats, a beautiful sight on a New Zealand vacation. It occupies a narrow isthmus between the harbour and the sea. It also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world.

This modern city combines urban with beautiful beaches, hiking trails, islands and a rugged West Coast. For amazing views of the city during Auckland tours on a New,Zealand vacation, visit the Skytower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere or Mount Eden, an extinct volcano crater and the highest point in Auckland. Both have 360 degree panoramic views of the city and surrounding area.

Auckland offers excellent shopping mainly on Queen Street as do several nearby neighbourhoods such as Newmarket and Ponsonby, the latter a good place to stroll day or night for its cafes and nightlife on New Zealand tours.

On the other side of the harbour reached by a short ferry ride is Devonport, a picturesque seaside village with attractive Victorian villas. A half hour ferry ride will take you to Waiheke Island, very popular with locals in the summer with its beaches and pretty countryside dotted with vineyards and olive groves is where you can enjoy shopping or dine in one of the many restaurants here If you like a remote location, try a trip again by ferry to nearby Rangitoto, a black lava volcanic island and totally unpopulated.

 


 

New Zealand Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a New Zealand vacation. 

Learn about the history and culture of New Zealand, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about New Zealand's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering New Zealand for yourself. Start exploring...book a New Zealand vacation today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your New Zealand vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of Australian vacationsTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand. 

 

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  • Waltzing Matilda: Holiday of a Lifetime

    Our fully escorted Waltzing Matilda tour is very different to the other programs we offer to Australia and the South Pacific. It is one of Goway's specifically designated escorted HOLIDAYS OF A LIFETIME that carry a promise of something special! Our professional Tour Director will take care of all the day to day details allowing you to enjoy the history, culture and natural beauty of each of the countries visited on this trip.
    Duration:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,759
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • Best of New Zealand: Holiday of a Lifetime

    This very special Holiday of a Lifetime in New Zealand starts with a city orientation tour, special welcome dinner and a stay in the Garden City of Christchurch, New Zealand. Continue on the Alpine Village of Queenstown and visit Milford Sound. Fly to Rotorua with its natural geothermal activity and then on to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Travel on Goway's Best of New Zealand HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME and return with a lifetime of memories.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,849
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Classic Downunder from Melbourne to Auckland

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Visit Australia's iconic sites and cities before commencing a journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,782
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
    Australia See Trip Details
  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands before embarking on a tour of Australia.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,731
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Classic New Zealand

    This is the ultimate classic New Zealand tour. Begin in Auckland and then it’s on to Rotorua, next head south to the capital, Wellington before embarking on the scenic South Island.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,293
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Classic South Pacific

    Enjoy the Classic South Pacific by encountering Fijian, Maori and Aboriginal cultures. Travel from Fiji to New Zealand to Australia taking in fantastic sights and experiences on route.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,578
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Essential New Zealand (Coach)

    Get to know both of New Zealand’s islands by taking in some of their most popular sites. Travel from Auckland to Christchurch, visiting Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound in between.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,647
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Essential New Zealand (Self Drive)

    Get to know both of New Zealand’s islands by driving through their most popular sites. Travel from Auckland to Christchurch, visiting Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound in between.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,390
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
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  • Classic South Pacific & South America

    Discover four unique destinations with the spectacular scenery of Santiago, Chile, the bustling tropical city of Papeete, Tahiti, the beautiful lagoons of Bora Bora and Auckland, the city of sails.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,493
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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  • 13 Day Australia & New Zealand Cruise: Auckland to Sydney

    Escape on a New Zealand cruise from Auckland to Sydney. Begin on the North Island with its abundance of geothermal areas and Maori history before passing onto the South Island to cruise fjords and tour vineyards before closing out your vacation in Australia’s largest city, Sydney.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,108
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Auckland City of Sails

    Spend three days exploring Auckland, known as the “City of Sails” because of the many yachts in the harbour. See the sights and scenery that have made this city a favourite with tourists.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 394
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Aussie Kiwi Explorer

    An adventure to keep the kids amused while the grown-ups enjoy the ultimate Downunder holiday.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,452
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Family Vacations
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Bay of Islands Self Drive

    Drive north from Auckland to beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy some leisure time and get to know the area before visiting the superb beaches of Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 383
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Bay of Plenty New Zealand Long Stay

    When 18th century explorer Captain James Cook sailed here he aptly named it the Bay of Plenty. One of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations and a thriving port city, the Bay continues to offer its bounty of beaches, culture and lifestyle to visitors from near and far.
    Duration:
    31 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,458
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Beautiful Bay of Islands

    Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and impeccable stretches of beach in beautiful Bay of Islands. Visit historic Russell and Cape Reinga before heading back to the Bay and on to Auckland.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 524
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Best of Both Islands Self Drive

    Get to know Auckland before heading to Rotorua then Queenstown. From Queenstown travel to the Glacier Region and Christchurch truly uncovering the best that both islands have to offer.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,035
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
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  • Explore Like A Local

    This immersive New Zealand vacation takes you beyond Auckland to explore some of the North Island’s most beautiful regions. Then fly to magnificent Queenstown, with the option of a trip to Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,250
    Trip Type:
    Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Grand Kiwi: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

    From the white sands of Bay of Islands to the lush forests and breathtaking glaciers of Franz Josef, New Zealand was the backdrop of “Middle Earth” and there is no country quite like it.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,734
    Trip Type:
    18 to 30 Somethings, Active & Adventurous, Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Great New Zealand Cruise and Rail Experience – Premier Escorted Luxury Vacation: Auckland to Christchurch

    This escorted experience is perfect for train buffs. Travel on coaches, cruises and enjoy iconic New Zealand rail journeys while staying in comfortable accommodation. The journey will take you from Auckland and geothermal centre of Rotorua, to the capital of Wellington before moving onto the South Island and exploring famous Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,673
    Trip Type:
    Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Great Northerner – Premier Escorted Luxury Vacation: Auckland to Wellington

    Take a New Zealand vacation that introduces you to the natural wonders and Maori culture of the North Island. Get acquainted with the country in picturesque Auckland before touring the ancient Maori sites of the Bay of Islands and Rotorua and closing out your trip in Windy Welly.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,699
    Trip Type:
    Motorcoach Tours, Single Friendly
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Highlights of Downunder

    Discover the best of Australia and New Zealand’s culture, people and scenery from the cities of Sydney and Auckland to the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,436
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Hilton Auckland: Stay of Distinction

    Spend two nights in this luxury boutique hotel that’s in the unique position of being located on the end of Prince’s Wharf, offering guests beautiful views across Auckland’s inner harbour.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 626
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Kia Ora Getaway

    This family escape to New Zealand includes all the dramatic highlights, with plenty to keep the kids amused as well.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,788
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Family Vacations
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Live Like A Local: Bay of Plenty

    A travel highlight for most Globetrotters is to mingle and interact with locals. But to actually live amongst them, even for just a short time, is an experience of a life time.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,340
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Snowbird Long Stays
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Look South from Auckland

    Travel from Auckland to Wellington experiencing the scenery of New Zealand's north island. Explore Waitomo Caves, visit Rotorua and Napier, then enjoy the capital city of Wellington, known for its wine regions, and Oscar-winning films.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 706
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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