Auckland, New Zealand 

Auckland's harbourside location has fostered the locals' love affair with the sea, and the yachts dotting the harbour are testament to this, earning the city its nickname as the "City of Sails". With more boats per capita than any other city in the world, Auckland really is a water lover's paradise. 

Adding to the city's geographical allure, it lies across an 11 kilometre wide volcanic isthmus. A cloak of rainforest covers the surrounding hills, and dozens of dormant volcano peaks dot the landscape. Amongst all of this natural beauty is a wonderfully cosmopolitan city that buzzes with life from day into night. 

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Featured Shore Tours from Auckland 


  • Auckland City Sights & Museum AKL-020

    Take in the city sights to explore the Maori and Polynesian culture at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Travel through Parnell Village, over the...

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  • Charming Devonport Village & North Shore AKL-030

    Take in the views of the city and visit the historic seaside village of Devonport on this comprehensive half day tour. Enjoy a guided tour of the...

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  • Gannet & Rainforest Eco Tour AKL-035

    This is your opportunity to see how New Zealand used to be with a visit to ancient rainforest and black sand beach as well as seeing one of the...

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  • Auckland Bridge Climb AKL-045

    Experience Auckland from a new perspective on an adventure that takes you under, through and over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge. This...

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  • Kiwi Canyoning Adventure AKL-050

    Abseiling (repelling) under showering waterfalls, underground streams into caves, jumps, into hidden pools and mysterious water sculptured...

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  • A Taste of Waiheke AKL-085

    Leaving your ship, you will walk a short distance to board a high speed ferry for an approximate 35 minute ride along the gorgeous Waitemata Harbour,...

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  • Auckland Wine Trail AKL-000

    Travel the Auckland wine trail to visit some of the country’s premier wine estates for guided tours and tastings. Few wineries in New Zealand can...

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  • Sky Tower & Antarctic Encounter AKL-010

    Tour Auckland on a narrated drive and take in the sights from Auckland Sky Tower then take part in an Antarctic Encounter all in one day! Auckland...

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  • Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto AKL-015

    This tour takes you to view the geological wonders of the Glow Worm Grotto and be treated to both countryside and regional town scenes on the drive...

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New Zealand at a Glance

SIZE: 268,680 sq km
POPULATION: 4,076,140 (as at July 2006)
LANGUAGE: English and Te Reo Maori
TYPE OF GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary Democracy
CURRENCY: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)