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Auckland & Waiheke Island Holidays


Auckland, New Zealand’s celebrated ‘City of Sails’, is a sophisticated and vibrant city. Sail on the harbour, visit ancient rainforest or simply indulge in great shopping before sampling the bars, restaurants and cafés of Viaduct Harbour. Auckland is home to more yachts per head of population than anywhere else in the world and getting out and about on the water is a quintessential Kiwi experience not to be missed.

Blessed with its own sunny microclimate, beautiful Waiheke Island is a haven of award-winning wineries and gorgeous beaches. It’s only 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland, so you can easily visit for the day or alternatively stay overnight in luxurious accommodation. Board the regular hop-on hop-off bus and explore the town of Oneroa with its many boutiques and galleries, relax on the golden sands of Onetangi Beach and stop at a scenic lunch spot looking out across the bay.

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Trailfinders is the UK & Ireland’s No.1 Tour Operator to New Zealand and most of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here. What we specialise in is tailormade holidays in New Zealand and with us, in every part of the country, you can pick and choose how you’d like to get around, where you’d like to stay and how you’d like to experience the attractions.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO AUCKLAND & WAIHEKE ISLAND

Best of New Zealand
20 days / 19 nights
from £2,119
  • Maori Culture
  • Wellington
  • Queenstown

  • New Zealand's Food and Wine Trail
    17 days / 16 nights
    from £3,005
  • Waiheke Island
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Akaroa
  • Gibbston

  • North Island Highlights
    14 days / 13 nights
    from £1,366
  • The Coromandel Peninsula
  • Rotorua

  • North Island Less Travelled
    8 days / 7 nights
    from £1,170
  • Waitomo
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Whanganui National Park
  • Kapiti Coast

  • North Island Trail - Britz Motorhome
    10 days / 9 nights
    from £446
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Lake Taupo

  • Northern Explorer
    8 days / 7 nights
    from £1,745
  • Scenic cruise to Cape Brett & the Hole in the Rock
  • Explore the Bay of Islands
  • Guided tour of the Waitomo Caves

  • OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN AUCKLAND & WAIHEKE ISLAND

    M Social
    Auckland & Waiheke Island
    from £104
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Parking from $45 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Hilton Auckland
    Auckland & Waiheke Island
    from £109
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Exercise room
  • Parking from $45 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Hotel Grand Windsor - MGallery by Sofitel
    Auckland & Waiheke Island
    from £88
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Parking from $30 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Rydges Auckland
    Auckland & Waiheke Island
    from £61
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Gym
  • Parking from $38 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Boatshed, Waiheke Island
    Auckland & Waiheke Island
    from £220
  • Restaurant
  • Spa treatments
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
    Auckland & Waiheke Island
    from £75
    Parking from $35 per day

    THINGS TO DO IN AUCKLAND & WAIHEKE ISLAND

    Auckland City Tour & Sky Tower
    Approx 3 hours
    from £55
  • Auckland city sights
  • Visit the Sky Tower
  • Views from Mission Bay

  • Taste of Waiheke Tour
    Approx 6 hours
    from £100
  • Wine tasting
  • Explore Waiheke Island

  • Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari
    Approx 4.5-5 hours
    from £107
  • Fantastic whale watching opportunities
  • Onboard researcher

  • Hobbiton Express Tour
    Approx 8 hours
    from £168
  • Famous Hobbiton movie set
  • Hobbit Holes
  • Green Dragon Inn

  • America's Cup Sailing Experience
    Approx 2 hours
    from £101
  • Waitemata Harbour
  • America's Cup yachts
  • Try your hand at sailing

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