Known for Wineries
Step into the world of Middle-earth, the Shire, and Hobbiton as you head to the movie set where acclaimed director Peter Jackson brought J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved books to life. Find out how this once-sleepy sheep farm was turned into a movie set and take an up-close look at real sets and props.
Croatian families planted the first vines in Kumeu in the 1930s. This Old World savoir faire has helped the area to develop some of New Zealand's most renowned wines over the generations. Savor a gourmet lunch and sip your way through this lovely region just a 20-minute drive from Auckland.
Discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of Auckland on this full-day exploration of the city and country. Begin your excursion on a morning bus tour through bustling downtown, and then leave the city for an afternoon of sampling New Zealand’s best food and wine.
Venture inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and enter a magical world shimmering with thousands of tiny glowworms. After discovering the incredible acoustic properties of the chamber known as the Cathedral, board a boat and glide beneath a dazzling ceiling illuminated by living lights.
Cruise your way around Waiheke's highlights with a bus pass that makes navigating the island a snap. With the freedom to hop on and off the bus at conveniently located stops, discover the island's vineyards, restaurants, beaches, and shopping spots entirely at your own pace.
The Sky Tower has stood tall at 328 meters as an icon of Auckland's sky line for 20 years. It's an exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breathtaking views from three observation levels. If you're visiting Auckland for just one day, then a trip up the Sky Tower is a must.