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Auckland and Waiheke Island 5-Day Adventure

Auckland and Waiheke Island 5-Day Adventure Itinerary

Published: 2024 Feb 27

Auckland City Highlights

Morning
Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Federal Delicatessen, known for its New York-style deli fare. After breakfast, head to the iconic Auckland Sky Tower for a panoramic view of the city.
Afternoon
For lunch, visit Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar, a popular spot for fresh seafood and a vibrant atmosphere. Afterward, take a stroll along Queen Street, Auckland's main commercial thoroughfare, and explore the shops and cafes.
Evening
Enjoy a sophisticated dinner at The Grove, a fine dining restaurant known for its innovative cuisine. After dinner, take a leisurely walk around the Viaduct Harbour, a vibrant waterfront precinct with a great selection of bars and restaurants.
Bedtime
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Auckland's Natural Beauty

Morning
Start your day with a visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum, a must-see for history and culture enthusiasts. Afterward, take a short drive to Mt. Victoria Reserve (Takarunga), where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Hauraki Gulf.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Ortolana, a charming eatery located in a beautiful urban garden. After lunch, take a scenic drive to Waitakere Ranges, a rugged and wild coastline with black sand beaches and lush rainforest.
Evening
Enjoy a relaxing dinner at Amano, a stylish Italian restaurant known for its fresh pasta and wood-fired dishes. After dinner, take a walk along the Parnell Rose Gardens and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Bedtime
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Waiheke Island Wine and Adventure

Morning
Catch the early ferry to Waiheke Island and start your day with a zipline and native forest adventure at Waiheke Island Zipline and Native Forest Adventure Trip. Afterward, visit the beautiful Stonyridge Vineyard for a wine tasting experience.
Afternoon
Enjoy a gourmet lunch at Casita Miro, a vineyard restaurant known for its Spanish-inspired cuisine and stunning views. After lunch, continue your wine tour with a visit to Tiritiri Matangi Island, known for its birdlife and conservation efforts.
Evening
For dinner, head to The Oyster Inn, a relaxed and stylish restaurant with a focus on fresh seafood. After dinner, take a walk along the beach and enjoy the sunset views.
Bedtime
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Auckland's Cultural and Culinary Delights

Morning
Start your day with a visit to the New Zealand Maritime Museum (Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa), where you can learn about the country's maritime history. Afterward, take a stroll through the Auckland Domain, a large park with beautiful gardens and the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Afternoon
For lunch, visit Cocoro, a Japanese restaurant known for its creative and elegant dishes. After lunch, explore the vibrant K Road area, known for its art galleries and eclectic shops.
Evening
Enjoy a memorable dinner at Sidart, a fine dining restaurant known for its innovative and modern Indian cuisine. After dinner, take a walk around the Auckland Harbour Bridge and enjoy the city lights.
Bedtime
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Auckland's Adventure and Relaxation

Morning
Start your day with an adrenaline-pumping experience on the America’s Cup 2-Hour Sailing Experience Waitemata Harbour. Afterward, visit the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, home to an extensive collection of New Zealand and international art.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Gusto at the Grand, a sophisticated Italian restaurant located in the heart of the city. After lunch, take a leisurely walk along the Waitemata Harbour and enjoy the waterfront views.
Evening
Enjoy a relaxing dinner at Ostro Brasserie & Bar, a waterfront restaurant known for its fresh seafood and stunning views. After dinner, take a sunset cruise on the Auckland Harbour 1.5-Hour Sailing Cruise and enjoy the city skyline from the water.
Bedtime
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