Board your motorcoach for a scenic narrated drive through the lovely city of Auckland en route to the skyline’s dominant feature, the Sky Tower.
You’ll travel past one of the city's favorite beaches and Parnell Village, with its colonial-style shops and cobbled courtyards, and the bustling central business district.
The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower stands a powerful 1,072 feet and offers spectacular views from its two observation decks and revolving restaurant. Step inside the glass elevator and zoom to the top in a mere 40 seconds. Step outside onto the glass-floored main observation deck. All of Auckland’s beauty is spread out before you… and right under your feet! On a clear day, panoramic vistas extend over 50 miles, encapsulating the Leigh Peninsula, Great Barrier Island, the Waitakere Ranges and the Bombay hills. Be sure to have your camera ready for this breathtaking experience.
From the top of the world to the bottom of the sea, your next stop is the Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium. Famed New Zealand marine archaeologist and deep-sea diver Kelly Tarlton created this extraordinary aquarium to share his love of the ocean with the world. A uniquely designed moving walkway transports you through clear acrylic tunnels for a firsthand experience of deep-sea life. You’ll have a rare opportunity to see New Zealand’s only sub-Antarctic penguins in an authentic icy habitat and to glimpse a replica of Captain Scott's expedition hut of 1911. In the Underwater World get up close and personal with stingrays, sharks, sea turtles and a host of other creatures. Animal encounters and educational hands-on displays enrich your experience. A marine-themed gift shop teems with souvenirs of your thrilling visit.
Visit the North Shore, with free time in one of its many charming suburbs. There is free time to explore and purchase lunch (at your own expense) during the tour. At the end of your day, board your motorcoach for a relaxing drive through the city for the completion of your tour.