Auckland is a volcanic wonderland with 50 volcanoes dotting this region. Your local guide will show you some of the best volcanoes. Marvel at views of Rangitoto, an Auckland icon, the youngest yet largest volcano in the Auckland Volcanic Field.
Visit the Auckland Domain, Auckland’s oldest park. Steeped in history, the Auckland Domain has impressive views of the Auckland Museum, one of New Zealand’s architectural icons. See the suburb of Parnell, restored in the old colonial style with many beautiful mansions.
Your local guide knows the best spots in the city and will ensure you see as many of them as possible on this tour. See Tamaki Drive with sweeping views across the Waitemata Harbour towards Bastion Point and Mission Bay, Auckland City’s most well-known beach. Drive across the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge and continue on to Devonport, the picturesque North Shore marine village with great cafes and boutiques.
The second half of your cultural immersion sees you journeying north to Auckland’s West Coast and Waitakere Ranges. Walk among unique indigenous trees and plants while learning their Maori names and their importance as both food and medicine. Immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa the ancient forest of Tiriwa, all while your guide enriches you with lore and legends of the bush.
Journey on to the most stunning of all the black sand beaches on Auckland’s famous West Coast.