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Auckland city at night

10 Interesting Facts About Auckland

Is your magnificent trip to New Zealand on the horizon? Then you’ll hopefully be taking a tour that visits the fantastic city of Auckland. Like many cities Auckland is full of charm and character, but there are a few things that also make it incredibly unique. In preparation for your trip, we’ve put together 10 interesting facts which you can recite to fellow travellers during your explorations in..

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Auckland city at night

Top 5 free things to do in Auckland

From discovering magnificent volcanoes and stunning sandy beaches, to acquainting yourself with the region’s fascinating culture and learning about its rich history, there are so many things to do for free in Auckland. As we’re experts when it comes to discovering the highlights of New Zealand, we’re here to recommend our top five favourite free activities in Auckland. Take a look… (more…)..

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A New Zealand scenery you can expect to see on a New Zealand Tour

New Zealand restaurant described as ‘one of the most romantic places on earth.’

Mudbrick Winery and Restaurant is a family run business that has been nurtured lovingly over the last 25 years. Just 35 minutes from central Auckland lies the beautiful Mudbrick Winery and Restaurant. Situated on Auckland’s Waiheke Island you are welcomed to enjoy an intimate, relaxing meal in a luxurious vineyard by the sea. (more…)..

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TAP bar will provide alcohol free drinks, can be visited on our New Zealand group tour holidays

First ever “dry bar” to open in Auckland

This weekend will see the opening of the first ever “dry bar” opening in New Zealand – a pub with no alcohol on the menu! The opening of the bar named The After Party (TAP) will not only offer a place for visitors to the city to go to and enjoy a “mocktail”, but will also offer party goers a place to go between the closing of bars and the opening of public transport in the morning. (more…)..

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Five things to explore on the North Shore during your Auckland Freedom Day

Our New Zealand holiday packages offer a great taste of New Zealand, and give you the chance to see plenty of the country. Our tours all take in Auckland, where you’ll get to spend time on a guided city tour. But what should you do on your Auckland Freedom Day, when you’re set free to explore for yourself? (more…)..

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Meet Burma the elephant at Auckland Zoo on our New Zealand tours

Pair of Auckland Zoo elephants meet for the first time

Once a lonely elephant at Auckland Zoo, 32-year old Burma has met her new companion for the first time, 8 year old Anjalee, with the pair appearing to settle in well with each other and pleasing the crowds who flock to the zoo to see the elephants as well as the host of other wildlife. (more…)..

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    Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
  • We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.

    Mr & Mrs Kell, Magnificent New Zealand
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