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Auckland Holidays

Holidays in Auckland provide the ultimate blend of city sightseeing and nature. Situated in New Zealand’s North Island, it is the country’s largest and most cosmopolitan city and is a vibrant hub of high-end boutiques, world-class museums and award-winning restaurants and bars. Also known as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the number of yachts in its two stunning harbours, Auckland is a haven for watersports enthusiasts. Adventures include everything from kayaking and rafting to surfing and sailing. You can even go dolphin or whale spotting, or head underwater for unobstructed views of sharks and the other colourful sea life.

There is more to Auckland holidays than the urban metropolis. The city itself is surrounded by natural attractions, including Rangitoto Island, a dormant volcano, and Waiheke Island, known for its many beautiful wineries and vineyards. The Waitakere Ranges are also just a short drive away and are home to 16,000 hectares of native rainforest, picturesque waterfalls and dramatic black sand surf beaches. With 155 miles of trails, this is an incredible place to explore on foot.

Auckland holidays: a food and wine lover’s paradise

Auckland holidays offer a melting pot of cultures and traditions. The city is home to many incredible restaurants, and food and wine producers. The foodie scene has access to delicious and fresh natural ingredients. Top of your list of foods to try should be the freshly-caught seafood, sweet fruit from the Bay of Plenty, and locally-sourced meat. There will always be plenty of local wine to wash your food down, and highlights include intense cabernet blends and bold syrah.

For a holiday full of culture, natural sights and cosmopolitan cities, book an Auckland multi-centre holiday and explore the best of New Zealand. Located almost at the very north of the North Island, the city provides the perfect starting point for those wanting to explore New Zealand from top to bottom.

Destination Highlights
  • Cruise across the sparkling clear waters of Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour and see the city’s icons, including Harbour Bridge
  • Scale the heights of the 328 metre Sky Tower, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, to enjoy panoramic views
  • Explore the pristine beaches, stunning olive groves and gorgeous vineyards of Waiheke Island
  • Hike and cycle through the stunning Waitakere Mountains and discover natural treasures like the Karekare Falls

Time Zone

GMT +13

Flight Time

From London Heathrow to Auckland is around 24 hours. With one stop in Singapore. Some flights can be much longer depending on the stop-over destination and waiting time between flights.

Currency

New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Visa Information

UK citizens or passport holders do not need visas for trips up to six months.

Language

English

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.