Auckland’s 48 volcanic cones provide not only a unique landscape, but also some truly spectacular views. You can spot the Auckland volcanoes dotted across the region – just look for the tell-tale green pastures – and many of them are also home to lush parkland just perfect for a picnic or a leisurely stroll.

Auckland’s most northern wineries are located on the east coast around the towns of Warkworth and Matakana, roughly one hour’s drive north of Auckland. The region has earned an enviable reputation for producing Cabernet Sauvignon and has since experienced a very rapid growth in both red and white wine production.

Known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland is the ultimate sailing destination in New Zealand so join the Explore Group on this unique tour aboard an actual America’s Cup yacht for an unforgettable two hours of sailing experience on the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

Auckland’s main strip is the hub of the city centre, with an abundance of popular shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés . Heart of the City is home to Auckland’s iconic Queen Street, the best New Zealand designers, international fashion labels, markets, boutiques and arts retailers.Check out the lively nightlife, dining and entertainment in and around Queen Street, from major international shows to local theatre and live music.

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