Planning a short break to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland? Here are some of the best places to visit in the region.

This 2-day itinerary takes you to Waiheke Island for a day full of wine tastings and exploration of the lively Auckland Central City and some of its amazing attractions. It sounds perfect, right?!

DAY 1: HOP ON A FERRY TO WAIHEKE ISLAND

Fullers ferry on his way to Waiheke Island

Ferry

It’s anchors away on your trip to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland! Jump on the ferry and head over to Waiheke Island for an action packed day.

Ecozip or walking tour

Want to see the sights? Whether you want to soar above it all with an epic ecozip experience, or take a slightly slower journey by foot with a guided tour and some Forest Therapy with Terra and Tide.

Winery lunch

Now that you’ve worked up an appetite head along to any one of the incredible vineyards on the island for a cheeky drop and incredible meal. If you need help choosing check out some options here.

Ferry back

Once you’ve wined, dined and explored to your hearts content it’s time to jump back on the ferry and head into the city. For dinner why not check out some of the incredible Iconic Auckland Eats?

DAY 2: EXPLORE THE CENTRAL CITY AND SURROUNDINGS

Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum Tour

Start your day with a cup of coffee surrounded by the history of Tāmaki Makaurau. Take part in a guided tour of Auckland War Memorial Museum and check out the galleries, learn about Māori culture and the unique nature of New Zealand. After your tour why not take a walk around Auckland Domain, or stop by the Winter Gardens?

Lunch in the city centre

Head back into the city centre, and if you’re after a spot of shopping check out Commercial Bay, with over 100 stores there’s sure to be something for you! While you’re there you can grab lunch at one of the iconic eateries around the city’s waterfront.

Head up to Skycity and check out some of the incredible activities

Jump up to the SkyCity complex and take your pick of activity to fill your afternoon! Whether you’re a cinephile wanting to learn more about the magic of movies at Weta Workshop Unleashed, a sports fanatic ready to learn about the mighty All Blacks through an immersive experience or looking for a different way to see the city from above you’ll be well taken care of.

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Waiheke Island

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Sky Tower

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Terra and Tide

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Commercial Bay

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Auckland War Memorial Museum