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Things to Do in Auckland This Summer

Things to Do in Auckland This Summer

Summer (December to February) is Auckland’s high season, and there are plenty of ways to make the most of the sunshine. Whether you want to party at a summer festival, hit the beach, or escape to the surrounding islands, here are our top picks for what to do in Auckland this summer.

  • Discover Auckland’s most popular attractions aboard an open-air hop-on hop-off bus, with a free ferry pass included.
  • Spot landmarks such as Sky Tower and Waiheke Island on a helicopter flight over Auckland.
  • Take a surf class at one of New Zealand’s top surf beaches, Piha Beach, known for its striking black sands and dramatic coastal cliffs.
  • Admire the Auckland skyline from the water on a sightseeing cruise around Auckland Harbour.
  • Get your adrenaline pumping with a bungee jump from the Auckland Harbour Bridge or a Skywalk or Skyjump experience from Sky Tower.
  • Hop between city beaches on a waterfront bike tour.
  • Sample New Zealand street food and experience the city by night on a tour of Auckland’s night markets.
  • Avoid the high-season crowds with a special early access tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set from Auckland.
  • Escape to Waiheke Island to enjoy outdoor activities such as ziplining, hiking, and wine tasting.
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

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Get a personalized introduction to Auckland’s most important sights on a half-day tour for your group of up to 11 people. Make the most of your time in Auckland with a convenient trip that includes round-trip hotel transfer from centrally-located Auckland hotels.
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  • 4 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.21
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US$51.21
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Local Night Markets and Auckland's Amazing Night Lights

Local Night Markets and Auckland's Amazing Night Lights

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Benefit from a small-group experience of Auckland at night on a half-day tour that visits night markets, viewpoints, and other scenic destinations. Have time to enjoy the night market, watch the sunset from Mount Eden, and snap photos of the twinkling Harbour Bridge, and also check out the Auckland Domain, Mission Bay, and Wynyard Quarter. Your guide shares commentary along the way, and hotel transfers are provided.
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  • 4 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.30
Price varies by group size
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US$101.30
Price varies by group size

Exclusive Access Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Exclusive Access Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Beat the crowds with early access to the Hobbiton Movie Set, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were filmed. Your guide gives you a behind-the-scenes peek at places normally only visited by the film crews. This small group includes round-trip coach transport from your Auckland hotel and breakfast at the Green Dragon Inn.
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  • 8 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$391.41
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US$391.41
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Private Surf Lesson at Piha Beach, Auckland

Private Surf Lesson at Piha Beach, Auckland

Surf lessons at Piha Surf Academy are of the highest quality. We pride ourselves in providing safe and fun learning environments for all of our surfers. Our coaches and lessons are supported and implemented with expertise in education and psychology ensuring all surfers enjoy high-quality lessons. Our surf school Piha based operates on the west coast of Auckland, New Zealand. A mind-blowing surf destination with perfect conditions for beginners to advanced surfers This is a self drive experience, you will meet our surf team at Piha Beach to have a once in a lifetime experience!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$79.42
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US$79.42