A Taste of Kiwiana
It is time to discover rural New Zealand. We will head north to Warkworth, 40 minutes from the city center to visit a working honey farm, called The Honey Center, and sheep station called Sheep World.
The Honey Center is located in the lush, green New Zealand countryside and was started in 1992 by the Fountains, a local beekeeping family. At first, the aim was to provide a local tourist attraction that would be suitable for families and the public. Eventually the business grew in size, adding the Honey Café and the Honey Mead and Fruit Wine Shop.
The Honey Center boasts New Zealand's largest display of live bees, and a huge range of honeys are available for tasting. A wide range of honey-related skincare products, ointments, and gift ware are also available for purchase. At the Honey Center you will learn about honeybees and their products.
At SheepWorld you will get a step by step insight into how New Zealander's farm sheep, then harvest and use their wool.
In the show the dogs round up and bring in the sheep, which are then sorted and shorn. The farmer will explain and demonstrate how the fleece is put to an amazing variety of uses.
As well as demonstrating the NZ sheep and wool story, SheepWorld has some great ways to experience New Zealand nature first hand and you will get to meet with some of the friendly wildlife and farm animals.
Small Group Auckland Tour with Cultural Performance
Come and see our wonderful city on an escorted small group tour. There's the Waitemata Harbor and Waterfront, then drive past Mission Bay to a lookout point and “walk the plank”. On through Parnell, Newmarket and up to the top of Mt Eden, where you'll get the best look of Auckland City. Mt Eden is the most impressive of Auckland's volcanoes with views over the whole of Auckland City. See the Harbor Bridge, Westhaven Marina and the Wynyard Quarter.
The Auckland War Memorial Museum will wow you with a Māori cultural performance which is recognized as being one of the best in the world. The group are from the Ngāti Whātua tribe, who are the local iwi, or people of this land. Cherish a warm, vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Māori culture culminating in a high-energy spine-tingling version of the terrifying wardance, the world famous haka.
Explore the Sky Tower
A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland's Sky Tower. At 328 meters, it is the tallest human-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometers in every direction.
Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms, or for more thrills and excitement, SkyWalk round the pergola at 192 meters up or SkyJump off the Tower! Have cocktails in the lounge, just below the observation deck.
Sky Tower is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and spectacular tourist attractions, you will be amazed at what you can see and do under one roof!
Private tour of Waiheke Island
After the continental breakfast you will then be treated to a day of tranquility before your flight to Queenstown.
In the heart of Auckland’s sparkling Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Waiheke is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, and has an international reputation as a celebrated artists' retreat.
Get ready to be whisked away by private boat transfer from the Auckland Viaduct marina, and then escorted around this beautiful jewel in our harbor, to a very exclusive VIP tour. Enjoy a wonderful day on Waiheke Island in comfort and at your own relaxed pace.
Each of the guides are long-term Waiheke Island residents with an extensive knowledge of the island and its surrounds. Expect an entertaining time filled with laughter and delightful information privy only to a special few select locals.