3 hour luxury coach tour of Auckland followed by a Waitemata Harbour Cruise and a visit to Aucklands Sky Tower
Your day starts with a 3 hour luxury coach tour of Auckland. Departing from Downtown Auckland, your tour takes you along Queen Street, the "Golden Mile" of Auckland’s business and shopping district. Many of the early buildings dating back to the 1880’s still remain, threaded amongst the modern high rise buildings of today. Drive past New Zealand’s largest University before traveling across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge for expansive views of Waitemata Harbour, boat marinas and the city skyline. The city has 48 extinct volcanic sites, many of which can be seen as we make our way through the domain, parks and garden areas, Tamaki Drive and the Waterfront.
Visit the Auckland Domain, one of Auckland's oldest parks. Then, see the Auckland Museum: established in 1852, the Museum tells a story of New Zealand and its people and place in the pacific. It is also a War Memorial for Auckland and houses one of New Zealand's three heritage libraries. This 75-hectare park also features the Winter Gardens, established after World War 1 and consists of two glasshouses containing temperate and tropical plants.
You will be dropped off downtown at the Auckland Ferry Terminal where you will board your 1.5 hour boat tour. This is a popular cruise on the city’s Waitemata Harbour. See famous landmarks including Rangitoto Island, Devonport, the Harbour Bridge, Westhaven Marina and activities around the port. On this cruise you'll have the opportunity for a brief stopover at Rangitoto Island to experience its unique volcanic terrain firsthand.
Your final stop off the day will be the Sky Tower - standing at 328 metres high it is the tallest man made structure in New Zealand. You can explore the Sky Tower at your leisure. Travel up the glass fronted lifts to the observation deck and enjoy 360 degree views of Auckland. Your visit includes audio visual displays detailing the history of Auckland.
Your tour will conclude at the Sky Tower.
8:15am-09:45am Hotel/Motel pickups
09:45am -12:45am Departs coach stop - 102 Hobson Street, for Auckland City Highlights Tour
12:30-12:45pm drop off at Pier 2B Fullers ticket office on Quay St for the afternoon harbor cruise
1:15pm Auckland harbour cruise
3:00pm a Shuttle picks you up at the ferry terminal
3:15pm Arrive at Sky Tower. The tour is open-ended. The coach service ends at the Sky Tower.