North Island's largest city and main gateway is Auckland which is set around two large harbours. A laid-back city well situated for a range of sight-seeing activities. Auckland, home to the America's Cup, is a modern, vibrant city with a fantastic harbour dotted with sub-tropical islands, and boasting a skyline which is dominated by the Sky Tower. The 144 islands making up the Bay of Islands are renowned for their marine activities such as whale watching and swimming with dolphins and are home to the historic Waitangi Treaty House.
Hyatt Regency Hotel
The centrally located Hyatt Regency Auckland offers easy access to Auckland's numerous attractions as well as stunning views of the Auckland harbour and parks. A superb range of accommodation and facilities makes this the perfect hotel to discover the cosmopolitan but unspoilt city.
From £39 per person per night
New President Hotel
Conveniently located in the central city, only a few minutes walk to Queen Street with its shopping and attractions. The New President is ideal for independent travellers requiring quality, mid-priced accommodation. Also close by is the Sky City casino and Sky Tower.
- Tour Desk
From £24 per person per night
Sky City Hotel
This is one of the most popular hotels in New Zealand. It is centrally located and is part of the Sky City complex. With two casinos, eleven restaurants and bars and free live entertainment, Sky City has something for everybody. A heated rooftop pool with sauna and gymnasium are just some of the facilities of this four star hotel. Rooms are spacious and have all the facilities you would expect of a top class hotel, including Sky TV, Movielink and PlayStation.
- 6 Restaurants
- 6 Bars
- Gym/Fitness Centre
From £35 per person per night
Auckland Tours & Excursions
This afternoon yacht cruise departs from the marina close to the Americas Cup base on Auckland Harbour. Sailing on the inner harbour going where the wind and tide conditions suggest, with as much 'hands on' opportunities for you as possible. There is a fascinating commentary along the way as you enjoy tea or coffee and homemade muffins. Wind and waterproof jackets are provided to keep you dry and warm in the winter months.
Includes: Admission to the NZ National Maritime Museum.
Departs: Daily at 1.00pm and 3.45pm
From £42 per person
Waltomo Caves & Rotorua
This tour enables you to visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and a number of leading attractions in Rotorua, including a Farm Show at the Agrodome, and Te Puia, mighty geysers & boiling mud pools, all in one day.
Departs: Daily from Auckland
From £150 per person
Auckland Discovery Stay
On arrival at Auckland Airport you are transferred to your chosen hotel.
Take a morning Discover Auckland tour to get your bearings in the City of Sails, afternoon at leisure.
Today join the full day trip to the spectacular caves at Waitomo and Rotorua's main sights.
Transfer back to the airport for your onward travel plans.
Prices per person per night sharing a a twin or double room on a room-only basis.
Departs: Daily from Auckland
BW President Hotel from £239
Hilton Auckland from £369