Auckland City day tours

Auckland Highlights with Island Wine
Gray Line Day Tour NZ05

Auckland affectionately known as the "City of Sails" is located on a unique narrow strip of land rich in Natural, Maori and European history.

360 degree views from Mount Eden (one of 49 volcanic cones in the area). Drive past and learn about popular landmarks such as Auckland University, Queen Street and The Domain, home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. After a brief stop to purchase some lunch, you will head over to Waiheke Island (35 minutes by ferry) for a wine tour. On arrival at the Waiheke Ferry Terminal, you will be met by your knowledgeable tour driver and then taken on your wine tasting experience at 3 world class vineyards - Mudbrick, Ridgeview Estate and Te Whau. Explore Waiheke Island using the scheduled bus service at your leisure.

Highlights of this tour

  • Queen Street, the heart of Auckland City
  • Auckland University (NZ's largest) and the CBD
  • Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter, the latest extension of Auckland's vibrant waterfront
  • Bastion Point – amazing views out over the Waitemata Harbour
  • Auckland Domain – home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Parnell - Early Maori and European working class settlements that today feature an eclectic mix of cafe's, boutiques and bars located amongst immaculately restored villas
  • City Waterfront lined with Pohutukawa Trees (NZ Christmas Tree) and white sandy beaches. Views of the magnificent Hauraki Gulf and exotic islands
  • Cruise the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island to enjoy wine tastings
  • Return to Auckland at your leisure - the return ferry ticket is open dated

Adult: $202   Child: $n/a

Te Whau winery

Adult: $202

Child: $n/a



Daily (Oct to Apr) and Wed to Sun (May to Sep)
Departs: 9.45am Returns: 5.30pm

Fare Includes

Hotel pickup, return Waiheke ferry, wine tastings

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Tour concludes with ferry return to Auckland. The last ferry departs the island at 12.30am (10.15pm on Sundays and Public Holidays)

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