Auckland Romance & special occasions

Our most recommended Auckland Romance & special occasions

Auckland Airport: 5G/4G/3G Travel SIM Card for New Zealand

1. Auckland Airport: 5G/4G/3G Travel SIM Card for New Zealand

Stay connected with a New Zealand SIM card, with options for different data options, calling, and texts. Choose between 3 different packages, all with options for micro, nano, mini, or standards SIM cards. Included countries for the 2GB card are Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA. With the 10GB and 40GB SIMs, enjoy access in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, USA, Netherlands, Taiwan, and Thailand.

From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Full-Day Trip

2. From Auckland: Hobbiton Movie Set Full-Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip from Auckland to the world-famous and magical Lord of The Rings Hobbiton Movie Set in the heart of Middle Earth. Get picked from your hotel in a comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside (the most extensive farming area in the world) on a fully guided journey to Hobbiton. During the trip south, encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains, and see several different farm animals along the way. After the drive, you will arrive at the Alexander Family Sheep Farm and Shire's Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton) where you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix, or enjoy an ice cream while your guide collects your tickets to the movie set. Next, you will board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a two-hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour, step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies, and enjoy a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub "The Green Dragon Inn." After the tour, you will be guided back through the Alexander Family Sheep Farm for another stop at Shire's Rest for a spot of souvenir shopping and maybe a bite to eat before you begin your journey back to Auckland.

From Auckland: Small Group Kumeu Wine Tour with Lunch

3. From Auckland: Small Group Kumeu Wine Tour with Lunch

Embark on a wine tasting tour and learn the history of the area which dates back to the 1930s when families of Croatian origin established winemaking in the area. Passed on from generation to generation, these families still make some of New Zealand's most renowned wines today. Alongside a wine tasting, you will enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery of the area. On the first stop of the tour, you will taste the richly flavored wines from the award-winning Soljans vineyard. Enjoy your lunch break at Soljans winery restaurant which serves Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist made from the fresh seasonal produce of the region.  Next, tempt your taste buds at Coopers Creek, who offer an extensive range of wines for every unique taste and occasion. Your journey then takes you to one of the few mainland gannet nesting sites in the world situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Tasman Sea. Here you get a close-up of gannet behavior without disturbing their environment. Enjoy the views that extend for miles along with the wild, black, iron sand beach of Muriwai. End the tour with a stop at West Brook Winery. The West Brook cellar door looks across an idyllic duck pond and terraced picnic area to row after row of vines. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins.

Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine and Food Tasting with Flights

4. Auckland: Waiheke Island Wine and Food Tasting with Flights

Board your flight from Ardmore Aerodrome and enjoy views of the beautiful scenery and local landmarks before arriving at Waiheke Island. Adjacent to the airfield is the Batch Winery, where you can sit back, unwind and enjoy the luxurious surroundings. A fabulous 3-course meal and premium wine tasting will be served while overlooking the vineyards and views of Auckland from the highest point on the Island. Your driver will show you the beautiful island landscape while driving back to the ferry terminal, on your way back to downtown Auckland. With lots of tranquil waters and white sandy beaches surrounding you, this unique experience will surpass your expectations.

Auckland: Horse Riding and Wine Tasting Tour

5. Auckland: Horse Riding and Wine Tasting Tour

This great escape heading out of busy Auckland starts with your local tour guide picking you up from central Auckland, then traveling through the scenic roads in a luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan towards your first destination. On arrival at the horse riding base, meet your tour instructor and horse. The guide will then explain health and safety and the basics of riding your horse. Let the fun begin and enjoy one hour of horse riding. After returning from your horse ride, your driver-guide will take you to discover the vines and taste some of New Zealand’s Luxurious Wines. Once you finish the wine tasting your guide will take you back to downtown Auckland.

Ardmore: Auckland and Rangitoto Scenic Flight

6. Ardmore: Auckland and Rangitoto Scenic Flight

The best way to appreciate this amazing city is from above. Join Air Auckland for breath-taking views, soaring above the Harbour Bridge, central city, Sky Tower, Mt. Eden, Devon Port, Whitford Forrest, flying over Rangitoto Island, and long the bays back to Ardmore Airport. The perfect anniversary or birthday present for your loved one, or treat your kids to the experience of a lifetime. This 45-minute scenic flight experience is sure to surprise including unique views of: Harbour Bridge, Central city Sky Tower Mt. Eden Devon Port Whitford Forrest Rangitoto Island All along The Bays The perfect anniversary or birthday present for your loved one, or treat your kids to the experience of a lifetime.

Auckland: Half-Day Private City Highlights Tour

7. Auckland: Half-Day Private City Highlights Tour

Discover a different side of Auckland on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Meet your guide in your hotel lobby or cruise ship terminal and hop in the air-conditioned van that will take your first stop. Start your day with a short walk through the mystic rainforest in the city. Next, visit the historic Bastion Point and find out why Auckland is called the 'City of Sails'. At Orakei Marae, learn more about Maori history and the Ngati Whatua tribe. Later, stop at a seaside village and enjoy fantastic views of Auckland's largest volcano, Rangitoto, and Brown's Island. Finally, visit Maungakiekie, the second largest volcano in Auckland and a place of remembrance for both the Maori and European people of New Zealand. Enjoy incredible views over the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland City, and Rangitoto, from the peak of One Tree Hill before heading back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Auckland

The tour was perfectly paced with a delicious lunch at the first vineyard and a visit to the Gannett colony before the final vineyard. Tastings covered a wide variety if wines and hosts were knowledgeable and friendly. The wines got better with each vineyard we visited and the final stop also had an idyllic location. The gannet colony was a very easy walk and the gannets were nesting within a metre of the viewing platform. It was very special to see chicks being fed so close.

It was easy to get the sim card, the store is in front of international arrivals. As I booked before arriving I took no more than 5 minutes to get my New Zealand Number. Great job

Our tour guide Jason was fantastic and then at Hobbiton it was a fantastic tour and will highly recommend your tour company for future tours

Very quick and efficient. They swapped my SIM card over and set everything up so I knew it was working ok.

Card picked up directly at the airport. Shop is directly across from arrivals.