Choosing between Australia & New Zealand can be hard. Both are gorgeous and have different attractions, activities and sights to see. Why choose when you can visit both during a cruise? Here are some fantastic reasons why a cruise to Australia & New Zealand should be on your bucket list.
Things You Can Only Do In Auckland
Auckland is a vibrant city full of exciting adventure and sights. If you have ever wondered what to do in Auckland here is a list of 9 things you can only do in Auckland.
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1 Kayak to a Volcanic Island
You can rent a kayak and go for paddle t a dormant volcano on Rangitoto Island. See amazing views, old lava flows and more as you explore.
2 Walk across the entire Country
Did you know you can walk on the Coast to Coast Walkway that stretches across New Zealand? Take in landscapes, volcanoes, coastlines, cities and more as you hike thru the North and South Island.
3 Go Swim in the East, go for a surf in the West
The coastlines in Auckland are close enough that you can go for a swim on the East Coast in one of the beaches and then trek to the West Coast to go surfing. Surf along black sand beaches in the afternoon, or go surfing first, the head for a swim!
4 Take a Day Trip to an Isle of Wine
New Zealand has fabulous wine and from Auckland you can take a 35 minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island. Here you will find gorgeous beaches, wineries and more. Take a wine tasting tour with views and enjoy lunch as you taste some of New Zealand’s best wines.
5 See the world’s largest penguin colony
You can visit one of the world’s largest penguin colonies. Take a visit to Kelly Tarlton’s SEALIFE Aquarium and you can also see a variety of marine life, colorful fish, sharks and more!
6 Discover Maori Treasure
You can see ‘taonga’ or treasure at the Auckland Muesuem which has the largest collection of Maori trasures in the world. Discover precious artifacts, large pieces of culture as you get a peek into early Maori culture.
7 See a lost Island
Rotoroa Island was opened again to the public in 2005 after almost 100 years. Explore the exhibition center and museum, jail house, and more as you walk along white sandy beaches and bush trails.
8 Take an Electric Bike Tour of the City
Navigate the city on 2 wheels. Take an electric bike tour and explore the city without putting too much strain on your legs. There are several types of tours that take in different parts of the city. Or, you can rent your own bike and explore on your own.
9 Take a Journey to the Sky
Visit the Sky Tower, the famous Auckland landmark that stretches over 10,000 feet in the air. This is the center of exciting activities, fine dining and spectacular views. At the base of the tower there are over 20 bars and restaurants, a theater and even a casino. There is even a revolving restaurant at the top with 360 degree views of the city.
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