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Things to Do in Auckland This Winter

Things to Do in Auckland This Winter

Winter (June to August) can be rainy in Auckland, but the mild temperatures and fewer crowds also make it ideal for sightseeing in the city, and there are plenty of museums and indoor attractions to escape the showers. Here are some ideas for things to do in Auckland this winter. 

  • Check off Auckland’s top attractions aboard ahop-on hop-off bus—from the open upper deck, if the weather allows—and get a free ferry pass to boot.
  • Spot humpback whales and southern right whales during their annual migration on awhale- and dolphin-watching cruise in the Hauraki Gulf.
  • Choose a clear winter day to take in panoramic views of the city withskip-the-line tickets to Auckland’s Sky Tower.
  • Discover Auckland’s foodie scene and taste New Zealand wines on afood-and-wine-focused walking tour of the city.  
  • Escape the cold with a visit to theAuckland Museum, including a Maori cultural performance.
  • Make easy work of Auckland’s hills and glide up to the city’s top vista points on anelectric-bike tour
  • Cozy up aboard a luxury yacht and admire Auckland’s glittering illuminations on anevening dinner cruise.
  • Escape the city for a day trip to theHobbiton™ Movie Set and Waitomo glowworm caves.
  • Marvel at New Zealand’s marine life without getting wet atKelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE® Aquarium.
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.20
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

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Get a personalized introduction to Auckland’s most important sights on a half-day tour for your group of up to 11 people. Make the most of your time in Auckland with a convenient trip that includes round-trip hotel transfer from centrally-located Auckland hotels.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.75
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Skip the Line: Auckland Sky Tower General Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Auckland Sky Tower General Admission Ticket

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Auckland’s Sky Tower has stood 1076 feet tall (328 meters) over the city since 1994, and is one of its most popular attractions, especially for first-time visitors. Save money and time by pre-booking your general Sky Tower admission ticket, which allows you to spend one to two hours at three observation levels. Get quickly orientated and spot key landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge, Mount Eden, and Waiheke Island.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Gourmet Wine and Food Downtown Walking Tour in Auckland

Gourmet Wine and Food Downtown Walking Tour in Auckland

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Taste your way from one top Auckland restaurant to the next on this gourmet food and wine tour. Together with a food-loving guide, seek out downtown Auckland’s finest—and often hard to find—foodie hotspots on foot. Taste a variety of food spiced with Māori, European, Asian, and Pacific Islander flavors, and savor some of the award-winning wine for which New Zealand is famed. You also gain insight into how the area's evolved and its colonial history. Numbers limited to 10, ensuring a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.54
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Mid-Winter Feast at The Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Tour from Auckland

Mid-Winter Feast at The Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Tour from Auckland

Escape the winter on this private tour from Auckland to The Hobbiton Movie Set where a special celebration of winter will be held on Saturday 10 July 2021. Hearty Hobbit sized canapes will be served while you explore the masterfully re-created Inn , sip on your mulled wine and listen to the live themed musical entertainer roaming throughout the venue. Follow your guide up to the Party Marquee for a full buffet dinner bursting with traditional Hobbit fare - and, as is the tradition in the Shire, second helpings are encouraged! To conclude this premium Hobbiton Movie Set experience, after dinner you will re-­join your guide and make your way back through the wandering paths of Hobbiton with path lighting to show the way. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit Hole chimney’s smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness.
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  • 11 hours
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$539.37
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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission

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Gain admission to Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium at the Auckland waterfront. Discover the underwater magic of the Southern Ocean at more than 30 exhibits and nine themed zones. You can get up close to playful king and gentoo penguins at the Antarctic Encounter, see displays of jellyfish and stingrays, and stroll through the shark tunnel. Upgrade to go shark diving — with or without a cage!
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  • 1 hour
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