Waitemata harbor with a view of Auckland, New Zealand in the distance
ADVENTURES IN AUCKLAND

Kryssning från Auckland, New Zealand

If you’re looking for lots of natural beauty and incredible outdoor activities on your next vacation, there’s nothing quite like New Zealand. A cruise from Auckland is a great way to get your nature fix in this captivating part of the south Pacific, but keep in mind there’s also plenty to see and do in Auckland before you set off on your getaway. Tack on some extra time ahead of your cruise to get to know this beautiful, cosmopolitan hub, which beckons with cool café culture and a foodie-approved culinary scene spotlighting flavors from all over the world. Head to the 780-foot Sky Tower for awe-inspiring views of the city. Or plan the ultimate beach day — you can choose between tranquil white-sand shores on the east coast, like popular Pakiri Beach and Forestry Beach, or the west coast’s rugged black-sand shores, where the rough waters of the Tasman Sea create a surfer’s paradise.
Regionalt språk English
Godkänd valuta New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Things To Do in Auckland

View of Auckland, New Zealand from Mount Eden

Taonga of the Maori

View of Auckland, New Zealand from Mount Eden

View of Auckland, New Zealand from Mount Eden

Taonga of the Maori

Visit the Auckland Museum to learn about the history, culture and treasures (taonga) of the Maori. A Maori cultural performance takes place several times daily concluding with a very loud haka, the traditional version of the dance the local All Blacks rugby team uses to intimidate opponents.

A person bungy jumping from the Harbour Bridge
A person bungy jumping from the Harbour Bridge

Adrenaline Junkies

New Zealand is famous for adrenaline-boosting activities like bungee jumping and Zorbing. During your New Zealand cruise, get a rush by climbing the Auckland Harbour Bridge, then bungee-jump off it. Walk the outside of the 630-foot-tall Sky Tower. You can even base jump all the way down, flying for 11 seconds at more than 50 miles per hour.

A plate full of New Zealand green mussels
A plate full of New Zealand green mussels

Local Cuisine

With the world's highest coffee roasters per capita, New Zealand is all about cafe culture. Though it's debated whether it was invented by Australians or Kiwis, drink a flat white while the kids have a fluffy, foamed milk with chocolate and marshmallow treats. Cruise to Auckland and seek out a hip farm-to-table spot for pastured-raised lamb roast, or feast on whitebait fritters or green-lipped mussels at a waterfront seafood spot.

A jar of Manuka honey
A jar of Manuka honey

Shopping

Souvenirs with New Zealand's unofficial emblem, the silver fern, are popular; rugby fans will want one in the form of All Blacks' paraphernalia. Pick up some raw Manuka honey; many believe it has medicinal benefits. Kids young and young at heart will love anything with a kiwi bird on it.

Experttips
Experttips
1 New Zealanders reserve tipping for exceptional service. If you do tip, round up or aim for about 10 percent.
2 Dress for the possibility of four seasons' worth of weather in one day.

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