12th World Symposium on Choral Music

Whats on in Auckland?

Rangitoto Island

Auckland’s most iconic island, Rangitoto is a dormant volcanic cone that sits just off the coast from the central city.

Take a short ferry from the city to walk or do a guided tour to the summit for spectacular views, or glide across the harbour via paddle power on a sunset kayak tour.

This popular summit walk begins at Rangitoto Wharf and climbs through lava fields and the world's largest pohutukawa forest to the island’s peak at 259m above sea level. The walk is easily accessible, with regular 25-minute ferries leaving for Rangitoto Wharf from downtown Auckland daily.

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Food & Wine

A melting pot of cultures, Auckland’s buzzing and constantly evolving food scene and award-wining wineries makes it a mecca for food and wine lovers.

Auckland’s fertile land and rich waters means that the region is home to world-class food producers.

For those that are passionate about fresh, delicious ingredients, it’s paradise – embark on a tour with The Big Foodie, Zest or Great Taste and get to know Auckland gastronomy.

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Matakana’s beautiful beaches, boutique vineyards, local arts scene and picturesque village with a superb farmers' market make this region a divine destination.

Only an hour north of Auckland city and close to a myriad of stunning east coast beaches, Matakana is a popular getaway spot for locals and visitors alike. Matakana is foodie heaven - if you enjoy home-grown delicacies and award-winning wine then look no further.

For a day of exploring and wine tasting, indulge in a deluxe vineyard tour with Great Tastes Matakana.

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Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf

Auckland city is perched on the edge of a sheltered harbour that’s dotted with emerald islands which you can journey to by ferry.

Many of these islands are wildlife sanctuaries and feature beautiful walks. Waiheke is a must-see 'island of wine'.

The gulf waters itself are teeming with marine life and ideal for a cruise.

The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is also New Zealand’s largest marine reserve, protecting our precious marine and birdlife. For an unforgettable experience, jump on a whale and dolphin safari and head out to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.

Photo Credit: Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

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Adventure in the City

Leave Auckland with no regrets and having pushed all your limits.

Try a Sky Jump from the iconic Sky Tower, or walk its edge - 192 metres above ground level! And if that's not enough, head to the Auckland Harbour Bridge for New Zealand's only Bridge Climb or bungy into the Waitemata Harbour. Epic!

New Zealand is the home of adventure activities, make sure you complete your New Zealand trip with an adrenaline fueled experience!

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