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Auckland and Waiheke Island 5-Day Adventure

Auckland and Waiheke Island 5-Day Adventure Itinerary

Published: 2023 Dec 20

City Sights and Waterfront Dining

Morning
Begin your Auckland adventure with a Auckland City Small Group Morning Discovery Tour, where you'll visit top attractions like the Sky Tower, Viaduct Harbour, and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. After the tour, enjoy a delightful breakfast at The Glass Goose, known for its serene garden setting and delectable morning fare.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Depot in the trendy Federal Street precinct. Post-lunch, take a leisurely stroll at the Viaduct Harbour and explore the upscale waterfront area. If time permits, you can also opt for the America’s Cup 2-Hour Sailing Experience Waitemata Harbour to enjoy the city from a different perspective.
Evening
Dine with a view at The CUT Restaurant & Bar, located in the heart of the city. After dinner, experience the vibrant nightlife at Queen Street or catch a show at one of the nearby theaters.
Bedtime
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Island Escape to Waiheke

Morning
Catch the morning ferry with your Waiheke Island Fast Ferry Pass and enjoy the scenic ride to Waiheke Island. Once there, start your day with a visit to the Stonyridge Vineyard for a wine tasting experience amidst beautiful surroundings. Pair it with a light snack to keep you going.
Afternoon
Explore the island further with the Waiheke Island Tour with Wine Tastings and Restaurant Lunch. Visit other renowned vineyards and enjoy a sumptuous lunch with a glass of wine. Afterward, use your Waiheke Island Ferry & Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus Tickets to hop between the island's attractions at your own pace.
Evening
As the sun sets, savor a gourmet dinner at The Lodge Bar & Dining Auckland, offering a sophisticated menu and a relaxed atmosphere. After dinner, take a stroll along the beach or enjoy the island's vibrant nightlife.
Bedtime
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Nature's Wonders and Evening Cruise

Morning
Embark on an early adventure with the Auckland Whale and Dolphin Watching Half-Day Eco Cruise. Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat and enjoy the serenity of the Hauraki Gulf. After the cruise, have a hearty breakfast at Soul Bar & Bistro, known for its fresh and innovative cuisine.
Afternoon
Spend your afternoon exploring the Waitakere Ranges. Take a hike to see impressive waterfalls, lush rainforests, and enjoy panoramic views of the coastline. For a more relaxed option, visit the Auckland Zoo and learn about native and exotic wildlife.
Evening
Conclude your day with a Auckland Harbour 3-Course Dinner Cruise with Welcome Drink. Sail under the Harbour Bridge and past the city skyline while enjoying a delicious meal and live entertainment on board.
Bedtime
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Cultural Immersion and Bioluminescent Adventure

Morning
Immerse yourself in Maori culture with a visit to Auckland Museum. Explore the museum's extensive collections, including the Maori treasures and the natural history exhibits. Afterward, enjoy a cultural performance at the museum's theater.
Afternoon
Have a late lunch at Beast & Butterflies Auckland, a restaurant known for its fusion cuisine and vibrant atmosphere. Post-lunch, take a leisurely drive to Piha Beach, one of Auckland's most famous black sand surf beaches. Relax, take a walk, or even try your hand at surfing if you're feeling adventurous.
Evening
Experience the mystical Auckland Bioluminescence Kayak Tour by Night with Tuition in the evening. Paddle through the waters and witness the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence. After the tour, head to The Brit Pub & Eatery for a casual dinner and some local brews.
Bedtime
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Thrills and Farewells

Morning
Start your final day with an adrenaline rush at the Auckland Sky Tower. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and, if you're feeling brave, try the SkyJump or SkyWalk for an unforgettable experience. Afterward, have a hearty breakfast at Platform 8 - Restaurant & Bar, located near the tower.
Afternoon
For your last afternoon, choose between a visit to the lush Mt. Eden for a peaceful walk and stunning views of the city, or a visit to the Weta Workshop Unleashed Tour to explore the world of movie magic. End your afternoon with a late lunch at The Fox, A London Pub, offering a cozy and familiar atmosphere.
Evening
Conclude your trip with a memorable dinner at La Zeppa Kitchen and Bar, known for its rooftop setting and delicious Italian-inspired dishes. Raise a glass to your Auckland adventure and reminisce about the highlights of your trip.
Bedtime
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