Following an increasing number of potential safety incidents on KiwiRail’s Great Journeys of New Zealand scenic rail services, the outdoor viewing carriages will be closed until further notice while a safety solution is found.
Discover first-hand why Auckland is regarded as one of the best places in the world to live, with a half-day tour of its scenic highlights.
Travel through the city centre, along Karangahape Road with its chequered past and eclectic vibe, past fashionable Ponsonby and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. Visit the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland's famous Queen Street before continuing to the Auckland Domain.
The Domain is the city's oldest park and, at 75 hectares, one of its largest. Developed around an extinct volcano, it features tropical gardens, duck ponds and public art, and is also home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
After visiting the Domain, the tour continues to Parnell Village for a brief morning tea stop (own expense). The historic buildings of Parnell have been transformed into a trendy shopping area featuring a range of boutiques, craft and specialty stores.
Our tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, above Mission Bay. Named after one of New Zealand's most revered Prime Ministers, the park, with its formal gardens and tranquil atmosphere, offers a panoramic outlook over the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city and the Waitemata Harbour.
Your Auckland city tour ends with a trip back along the waterfront, finishing in downtown Auckland.
Michael Joseph Savage Memorial
Combine your Auckland Highlights tour with any of the following activities:
Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World (GS1K)
Sky Tower Observation Deck (GS1S)
Waitemata Harbour Cruise (GS1H)
Waiheke Ferry and Wine on Waiheke Guided Tour (GS1W)
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