Tours are a great way to see Auckland. Choose from five-star coach or budget bus tours to luxury limousine rides or electric bicycle tours and select a tour that will take you to see the main attractions or join a special interest tour, from walking to wine. There are also plenty of lovely spaces to wander through nearby such as the Auckland Domain and Albert Park.

Or if you are self-driving, the outer reaches of the city are not too far away. Visit the rugged west coast beaches of Piha, the city's most dramatic spot for a picnic and sunbathing with its volcanic black sand and jutting rock outcrops, or Muriwai Beach where you can say hello to the gannets if they are in town. For a relaxing stroll while exploring the countryside just north of Auckland, the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens make a good break from the road. This manicured garden trail in a quiet valley setting is packed full of native fauna and also hosts an ever-changing array of sculptural art by New Zealand artists.

Or further still, Auckland is the gateway to many other regions in the North Island. The world-renowned Hobbiton in Matamata is a day trip away, as is Rotorua to the south and Puhoi to the north.

Speak to our Concierge team who are more than happy to make recommendations.