AUCKLAND DAY TOURS
An Auckland Day Tour spending most of your time traveling
is NOT what this tour is about!
and…WARNING: Our Auckland Day Tour is not for the faint-hearted!
This tour has [at least] 9 activities, very little in-the-bus travel,
NO hiking …(infact there is very little walking), and NO swimming.
BUT… most people agree - this is your best value-for-money DAY TOUR to experience Auckland in one “un-hurried” day!
Our ULTIMATE Auckland day tour is ALL of these INCLUDING visit to our own *private* sheep farm!
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The round-trip of this tour is 210km (130 miles)...but you are not “in-the-bus” for all of that time! It is highly possible, that our return to the city [*may not be*] until after 6.30pm (because many people just want to stay and keep talking with us at our farm!). However, by the end of the trip you will have had a huge array of experiences (with very little in-the-bus travel), and found that your tour has truly been “time unlimited”!
- These Full day tours operate 1 Oct – 30 Apr
- Pick-up from ALL inner city accommodation
- 9.15am…Return approx ++6.30pm
- LUNCH + AFTERNOON TEA included
- Small group travel in our 10-seater minibus
- BOOK via email (for 10% DISCOUNT)
During this unique FULL DAY ECO-TOUR, you’ll see the WAITAKERE RAINFOREST (1), and the Arataki Visitor Information Centre. (Unlike many other Auckland Day tours, we DON’T just drop you off to look around by yourself…we provide a fully guided tour!). You’ll stop for 1/2 hour at a craft market called CRAFTWORLD (2), for an opportunity to shop for genuine New Zealand products. (NO pressure-selling, and WE pass the full 15% discount voucher onto you, not pocket a 10% commission like other Auckland Day Tours do!). You’ll enjoy a WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE (3) at an award-winning winery, and sample pure raw New Zealand honey at BEESONLINE (4). Taking your tour with us means you’ll visit the world-famous takapu GANNET COLONY (5) and you will see MURIWAI beach, (one of west Auckland’s black-sand beaches), with the tour that LIVES there! Just 7 minutes away, is our New Zealand SHEEP FARM (6), where you will be welcomed (-in Maori-), into our historic Homestead. You will be shown around, and be able to take in, the New Zealand-lifestyle of our typical family home. Then outside, you will be able to feed and touch pet New Zealand sheep and see our other ANIMALS. Come for a walk through our New Zealand native GARDEN on the way over to our historic (1930′s) WOOLSHED for a display on wool and New Zealand sheep farming. Coast to Coast Tours offset their tour EMISSIONS with our “unique-to-Auckland” tree planting project, (and you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase & plant your own Native tree, should you wish to have your own personal tree). It’s then back to the Homestead to freshen-up for AFTERNOON TEA …a tasting platter of iconic New Zealand fare, (including Donna’s homemade Pavlova and preserves) …. WE are Food Handling Certified!
LUNCH (along with wine/beer), is also included …and it’s your choice of one main from the upmarket cafe menu.