Auckland - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Auckland - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

New Zealand has lots of interesting places to visit, but one of the top things to do is to spend time in Auckland. Here, you’ll get to enjoy a wide range of sightseeing tours and activities since the city is blessed with numerous attractions. Animal lovers will want to check out the Auckland Zoo and Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium, while history buffs will want to explore the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT). You can plan your trip on your own, you can also book a holiday with La Vacanza Travel. Our holiday packages will help you make the most of your vacation and have a fun and unforgettable time in Auckland.

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves from Auckland

(63) Reviews

Join this tour to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves, in one easy ...

Duration:11 hours

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Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

(14) Reviews

Experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step in...

Duration:2 hours

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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Attractions Full Day Tour from Auckland

(361) Reviews

This full day sightseeing tour has it all! Discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand on this one-day sights...

Duration:13 hours

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Auckland Harbour 3 Course Dinner Cruise

(150) Reviews

See the highlights of Auckland on a 2.5-hour sailboat cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Cruise to a sheltered mari...

Duration:2 hours 30 minutes

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Food and Wine-Tasting Tour of Waiheke Island from Auckland

(245) Reviews

Sample the bounty of Waiheke Island on a 6-hour food and wine tour that visits Casita Miro, Mudbrick Winery and the Rang...

Duration:6 hours 30 minutes


‘The Lord of the Rings’ Hobbiton Movie Set Early Access Tour

(57) Reviews

Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set for the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and the 'Hobbit' t...

Duration:8 hours

Free Cancellation

Bay of Islands Full Day Tour from Auckland

(160) Reviews

Discover the Bay of Islands by land and explore the historic sites of Waitangi and Russell on a full-day coach tour from...

Duration:12 hours

Free Cancellation

Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland

(217) Reviews

Enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. See where the The L...

Duration:8 hours

Free Cancellation

Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland

(121) Reviews

Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges on this 5 hour afternoon eco-tour.You'...

Duration:5 hours

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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

(37) Reviews

Look for whales, dolphins and seabirds in the pristine waters of Hauraki Gulf just a short boat ride from Auckland city'...

Duration:4 hours 30 minutes

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

(61) Reviews

Immerse yourself in the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a two-day escape from Auckland. From Rotoru...

Duration:2 days

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Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, Rotorua 5-Day Tour from Auckland

(29) Reviews

Do and see it all on a five-day adventure from Auckland that takes you to Waitangi, Rotorua, Waitomo and Middle-earth! Y...

Duration:5 days

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Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Trip from Auckland

(408) Reviews

See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entr...

Duration:11 hours

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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

(47) Reviews

An all-inclusive nature experience with excellent wildlife viewing, this package gives you the longest, best value dayti...

Duration:2 hours

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Waiheke Island Exploration and Zipline Day Trip from Auckland

(74) Reviews

A day of excitement and nature awaits on Waiheke Island, with three zipline flights above the forest, an interpretive wa...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

(184) Reviews

You will visit three amazing destinations in one day.  Hobbiton which is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fant...

Duration:13 hours

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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with options

(30) Reviews

Experience the “birthplace of Tourism in New Zealand” – Rotorua! Rotorua is located in the North Island of New Zealand a...

Duration:13 hours

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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Day Tour from Auckland

(16) Reviews

See the magical Hobbiton Movie Set, famous from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies on a fully guided, fun and infor...

Duration:8 hours

Free Cancellation

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

(46) Reviews

Enjoyable, informative and a great day out... Explore Auckland in small groups for a more personalised experienc...

Duration:210 to 240 minutes

Free Cancellation

Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

(22) Reviews

See two of New Zealand's most famous attractions in one day! The magical Hobbiton Movie Set and the breath-taking Waitom...

Duration:13 hours

Free Cancellation

Auckland to Hobbiton and Rotorua Small-Group Full-Day Tour

(1) Reviews

Experience the famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set and the geothermal wonders of Wai-O-Tapu (rated one of the mo...

Duration:13 hours

Free Cancellation

Waiheke Island Ziplining, Wine Tasting, Vineyard Lunch Tour

(64) Reviews

Experience the best of Waiheke on a full-day tour that combines a morning of high-flying zipline adventure with an after...

Duration:7 hours 30 minutes

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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour + Free Ferry

(587) Reviews

Experience the best things to see in Auckland with a 24-hour hop on hop off bus ticket! Enjoy exploring Auckland at your...

Duration:1 day

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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Tour, Guided Walk Option

(103) Reviews

Get one of the limited tickets for a day at Tiritiri Matangi bird sanctuary, home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and...

Duration:8 hours


Bay of Islands Tour from Auckland, Cape Reinga, Dolphin Cruise

(3) Reviews

Visit the beautiful Bay of Islands, a year-round destination and birthplace of our nation. Journey to New Zealand's nort...

Duration:3 days

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Rangitoto Island Tour from Auckland

(54) Reviews

Take in the magnificent lava fields and natural beauty of Rangitoto, the volcanic island that is one of Auckland’s most ...

Duration:4 hours


Auckland to Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves 2-Day Tour

(6) Reviews

Join this 2-day tour for the chance to visit the Hobbiton Move Set, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves! Experience a wide range o...

Duration:2 days


Wild West Coast Photo and Nature Tour from Auckland with Lunch

(33) Reviews

Explore Auckland's West Coast with a one day Auckland tour designed for photographers and nature lovers. Only 40 minutes...

Duration:8 hours

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Auckland to Waitomo Caves, Rotorua Small-Group Full-Day Tour

(5) Reviews

Visit two of the North Islands most popular attractions in one day - Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Te Puia Geothermal Park ...

Duration:13 hours

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2 Days Hobbiton, Waitomo and Rotorua-Private Transfers & Tours from Auckland

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Enjoy the best of the North Island on board your exclusive van with driver on this 2 day Private Transfers and Tours fro...

Duration:2 days


Auckland - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

With a population of around 1.45 million people, Auckland is the biggest metropolitan area in both New Zealand and Polynesia. It is actually located in the northern half of the North Island on a narrow strip of land that connects the Northland peninsula to the North Island.

Sightseeing destinations in Auckland

This huge city offers a huge variety of sightseeing opportunities, thanks to its spectacular location and the many volcanic cones that are scattered across its skyline. Here, you will be able to explore its gems and orientate yourself about this great place. You can take a tour on the sparkling waters of the Waitemata to enjoy views of downtown, the iconic Rangitoto volcanic cone and the Harbour Bridge. You can also take a ferry ride from the city to explore the beautiful Waiheke Island, which is one of the leading wine regions in New Zealand. Other places that are worth checking out include the Queen Street, historic village of Parnell, West Coast and the famous Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World.

Top tour activities in Auckland

The city is surrounded by nature and the best part is that much of it is free for you to enjoy. Here, you will have plenty of things to do here, especially outdoor recreation options, when the weather is nice.

  • Visit the Waitakere Ranges - This would begin with a scenic drive from Titirangi, which is an artistic suburb with cafes and art galleries. You will also have the opportunity to take a bush walk across trails that are replete with impressive waterfalls and streams that are great for swimming.
  • Conquer the peak of one of its volcanoes - You can drive or trek up one of the city’s many volcanic cones, such as Mount Eden, One Tree Hill or Mount Victoria, to experience panoramic views of the city.
  • Watch some whales and dolphins - One of the things that made Auckland a very popular destination is whale and dolphin watching. There are many tour operators in the city that specialize in this type of trip.

Top tour attractions in Auckland

Auckland has produced an array of attractions that are famous internationally, and here are some of them:

  • Auckland Sky Tower - Standing 328 meters high, this needle-like tower is the most prominent landmark and the highest building in the city. If you are looking for a place to snap the perfect city panorama, then its observation deck is the perfect spot to get your camera out.
  • Waitemata Harbour - The wide sweep of this harbor, which is the most prominent natural feature of Auckland, cuts the city in two. Because of this easily navigable waterway, the city became the capital of New Zealand in 1840. Though the current capital is Wellington, Auckland has remained the country’s economic center.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum - This imposing museum is situated in a vast Neoclassical building on the highest point of Auckland Domain, commemorating the New Zealand soldiers who fought in World War I. Today, it is home to an impressive collection of artifacts that depicts the country’s history and highlights its natural heritage.

Auckland sightseeing tours and activities

To be able to really see what the city is all about, check out all Auckland sightseeing tours and activities here at La Vacanza Travel.

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