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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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Auckland, New Zealand

  • 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:
    Escorted Coach 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:
    Escorted Coach 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$ 3,728
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    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$ 3,650
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • 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$ 2,287
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    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$ 2,459
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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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$ 1,667
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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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$ 1,428
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • 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$ 2,496
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland and Hawaii Escape

    Say aloha to Honolulu and Auckland on this escape across the Pacific. In Honolulu, visit Pearl Harbor to get a sober reminder of World War II history. Then head on to Auckland to explore the gorgeous harbour and experience one of the world’s most livable cities. This vacation showcases two cities in one incredible trip.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,199
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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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$ 351
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland, Queenstown and Hawaii Escape

    Escape to Hawaii and say aloha to Auckland on this journey across the Pacific. Begin in Honolulu, where you can explore history and savour the island’s tropical climate. Continue on to New Zealand, where you’ll cruise Auckland’s famous natural harbour and get your adrenaline kick in Queenstown, the nation’s adventure capital.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,299
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Auckland: A Taste of Auckland

    Explore Auckland’s city sights and experience some of New Zealand’s best food and drink with this small group tour along the west coast. First, explore city highlights in the company of an expert guide. Afterwards, head to the Kumeu Wine Country to visit wineries, sample local vintages, and enjoy some of the best food in the country.
    Duration:
    8.25 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland: America's Cup Sailing Experience

    Participate as crew on an authentic America's Cup yacht. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or just sit back and enjoy the action and scenery as you sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Experience the excitement of sailing, no experience necessary.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Auckland Maori & Cultural Performance Full Day Tour

    Join a local Maori guide for an unforgettable exploration of Auckland and its surrounding countryside. On this full day guided tour, you’ll traverse breathtaking scenery, learn about Maori history and culture, and visit the Auckland Museum where you’ll enjoy a Maori performance complete with a Haka war dance.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Black Water Rafting and Kiwi

    Explore the stunning landscape and exciting underground world of the North Island on this full-day tour. After admiring the tranquil farmland and Maori historical sites of Waikato, you’ll embark on a black-water rafting adventure through the Waitomo Caves, riding down underground rivers illuminated by thousands of glowworms. Finish with a visit to a native bird park to see the iconic kiwi.
    Duration:
    11.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland: Caves and Kiwi - The Waitomo Experience

    Take a day in Auckland to explore the Waitomo Caves to the south and experience the beauty of the North Island’s scenery. After admiring the rural farmland and Maori historical sites of Waikoto, descend into the Ruakuri cave system to see glowworms light up a world beneath the surface. After lunch, visit a native bird park to see New Zealand’s iconic kiwis.
    Duration:
    11.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Auckland: Discover the Bay including a Swim with the Dolphins

    Take a cruise across the Bay of Islands and discover the Hibiscus Coast with this full-day tour. In addition to visiting these gorgeous maritime parks, you’ll have the chance to swim alongside dolphins in their natural habitat.
    Duration:
    12 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland: Fullers Harbour Cruise

    Cruise the sparkling waters of Waitemata Harbour on this hour and a half tour. Sit back, relax, and let the crew show you the wonders of Auckland’s harbour, visiting the Viaduct Basin, historic Devonport, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and passing by landmarks like Rangitoto Island and the Sky Tower.
    Duration:
    1.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland: Seaplane Fly and Dine Experience at Kawau Beach House

    Fly over the bays of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a beautiful three course lunch on the beautiful island of Kawau
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland: Taste of Kumeu with Lunch

    Leave behind the bustle of Auckland with this journey through Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. Enjoy lunch at a contemporary vineyard restaurant, sample world-renowned vintages of red and white wine, and marvel at the rugged surf-fringed coastline nearby.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland: Wilderness Experience Half Day Tour

    A 30 minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, a fringe of hills separating Auckland from its surf fringed west coast. Here the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the soft, black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, your eco-tour continues with an easy walk in the lush rainforest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Because New Zealand has existed for millions of years separate from the rest of the world, it has evolved its own unique flora and fauna. Seventy percent of its native plants are found nowhere else in the world.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland: Afternoon City Sights

    Engage with Auckland's vibrant city culture on this tour of its most famous sights. On this day tour, you'll see the highlights, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland Domain, and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, closing out with a visit to Mission Bay and its popular beachfront.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
  • Auckland: Afternoon Gourmet Tour

    Enjoy a gentle three-hour food tour introducing you to Auckland's delightful food scene. This tour lets you sample local artisanal foods, enjoy the country's best ice cream, taste craft beers and local wines, and visit one of the best-loved eateries in the city.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
    New Zealand See Trip Details
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