Check out Orewa Beach and Muriwai Beach—just two of the popular sights around Helensville.
Wineries, Romantic and Relaxing
Enjoy fine dining in a rotating restaurant, dive off the tower on a cable-controlled jump or simply enjoy the views from New Zealand’s tallest tower.
Take a walking trail that visits a volcano crater, a 19th-century prison and the historic buildings of this quaint village.
Encounter rare and endangered species from New Zealand and across the globe, including the pygmy marmoset and the huge white rhino.
Clear waters, rolling surf and black sand shores are surrounded by emerald cliffs and sub-tropical rain forest at this remote beach.
This park was once an active volcano, and today it features exotic trees, sculptural artworks and a museum.
You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Queen Street Shopping District, a popular shopping spot in Auckland. While in this walkable area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.
Step into the world of Middle-earth, the Shire, and Hobbiton as you head to the movie set where acclaimed director Peter Jackson brought J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved books to life. Find out how this once-sleepy sheep farm was turned into a movie set and take an up-close look at real sets and props.
Venture inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and enter a magical world shimmering with thousands of tiny glowworms. After discovering the incredible acoustic properties of the chamber known as the Cathedral, board a boat and glide beneath a dazzling ceiling illuminated by living lights.
Explore Auckland in a day at your own leisure with a 24-hour hop on hop off pass. Climb aboard your Auckland sightseeing bus, cruising through downtown districts and quaint suburbs as you listen to informative commentary about Auckland history and culture from your knowledgeable driver guide.
Connect with the underwater world at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium featuring 13-themed zones, 30 live animal displays, and more than 80 marine species. Designed by renowned diver and all-around adventurer, Kelly Tarlton.
Travel from central Auckland to its close-by natural beauty, the Waitakere Ranges Regional Parklands. Experience everything from lush rainforests to beaches with black sand on this guided afternoon tour. Start your journey with a pickup from your hotel and leave downtown Auckland behind you.
A fantastical world of wonder awaits at the filming site of HobbitonTM Shire. Nestled within the verdant farmland south of Auckland, this authentic recreation of Bilbo Baggins' Middle Earth village immerses you in all the magic and adventure of the Lord of the Rings.