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3 Day - Explore Auckland and the heart of the city

3 Day - Explore Auckland and the heart of the city

The inner-city precincts brim with spots to shop, sip and savor. Stay at New Zealand's first 5 Green Star Hotel in the bustle of downtown waterfront Auckland. Enjoy a romantic getaway or a fun weekend with your friends.

Britomart is a vibrant shopping, entertainment, and business precinct in the heart of downtown Auckland. Surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, it’s a neighborhood of buzzing restaurants and cool bars, designer boutiques, and quirky art spaces. You’ll find cutting-edge street fashion, designer homewares, and the HQs of some of New Zealand’s leading creative and corporate organizations. Eighteen historic buildings are being restored here and seven state-of-the-art new buildings developed.

A getaway in the city! Stay at New Zealand's first 5 Green Star Hotel. The Hotel Britomart will be certified by the New Zealand Green Building Council as the country’s first 5 Green Star hotel, part of a precinct-wide commitment to sustainability. From its exterior of hand-made bricks to its beautifully timber-lined rooms, The Hotel Britomart does detail like nobody else. Plus, the best of downtown waterfront Auckland is just outside your front door. Fresh Italian fare, vibrant Vietnamese, best-in-class coffee, and delicious desserts — Britomart’s nine blocks are bursting with Auckland’s best food.

Experience the Best Shopping New Zealand has to offer. (Tiffany & Co, Karen Walker, Zambesi, Trelise Cooper, Jo Malone, Huffer, All Birds, and many more...
Best Dining: (we can reserve a table for you) Cafe Hanoi, Ostro (Josh Emett), Ebisu...
Drinks: New York-style cocktail bar Caretaker, or One of Britomart's best-kept secrets" The Deck"

The jewel of the Hauraki Gulf is Waiheke Island, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, farmland, and golden beaches - and only a 40-minute ferry ride away from downtown Auckland. Sip on award-winning wines at some of the 30 boutique vineyards and wineries, enjoy fine dining, and pick up superb local artwork. Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil, and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the Island’s top boutique vineyards. Your guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the way. You will visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread, and artisan cheeses. On Saturdays, your tour may also include a visit to the Waiheke Market. Afterward, enjoy a platter lunch at one of our top vineyard restaurants. 

Located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, Viaduct Harbour is a residential, commercial, and entertainment precinct. Viaduct Harbour boasts some of Auckland’s finest restaurants and bars, from fresh seafood at Kermadec Ocean Fresh Restaurant to the ever-popular bar and restaurant Waterfront, the lively atmosphere at O'Hagans to a stylish dining experience at Soul. Regardless of where you dine, you can count on being seated overlooking the water and surrounding activity, while sipping on fine wine and enjoying mouth-watering dishes.

Discover colonial cottages, stately waterfront homes, and World War II defenses that run deep into a volcanic cone. Just across Auckland harbor from the central business district, the historic suburb of Devonport is full of charm and character. Decades of relative isolation by road, followed by visionary town planning, have preserved Devonport's heritage. The streets are lined with wooden colonial villas built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. There are also some large stately homes along the shore facing the city center. From the ferry wharf, the main street leads inland towards the volcanic cone Mount Victoria. Preserved buildings along the street accommodate cafes and small shops selling crafts, antiques, and collectibles.

Plan Your Tour


Airport transfers/ferry (or private guided tour for extra charges) 2 nights
Category: Culture
Location: North Island
Departing/Finishing: Auckland
Accommodation: 5* quality hotel city center
Next Departure: Daily

Day 1 Auckland (private airport transfer)
City center: Britomark and Queenststreet
Shop within steps of The Hotel Britomart’s front door, Eat, and drink at Britomart.
Day 2: Auckland- Day trip/ferry Waiheke Island
Gourmet food and wine tour on Waiheke Island 
Or: Optional Helicopter flight to Tantalus winery (extra charges)
Day 3: Auckland 
Visit Viaduct harbor or Devonport village (via ferry)

Experiences in this tour