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Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour
"Our tour normally starts at Mt Victoria where we can watch the sun setting and get some great images of Auckland bathed in orange light. On our way to Northcote we see some of Devonports finest buildings and beaches. At Northcote we get a great shot of t we also walk up onto a motorway overpass which is a great opportunity to get some light trail photographs. Our drive then takes us around  Auckland's waterfront to see the nightlife and admire Mission Bay with all the shops and the great fountain li another great shot is at Bastion Point overlooking Auckland and out to sea . Then its up through Parnell with its quaint colonial houses and a stop at St Marys church at the top of Parnell. Rated as one of the finest wooden examples of gothic arc"""The beauty of Auckland is truly appreciated at night being reflected in the Waitemata harbor. Auckland really comes to life at night and is easily photographed as it's not very busy and we have access to some great spots. Whether it's a stunning view of the Harbor Bridge Auckland War Memorial Museum or the early colonial houses in Parnell
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"The Auckland Hop-on Hop-off tour includes commentary and visits the ""Big 14 Attractions"" of Auckland. Buses leave every 30 minutes in summer and hourly in winter. Explore the likes of Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Auckland Museum Mt Eden and the Sky Tower to name just a few. Valid for one or two days the Auckland hop-on hop-off tour takes one-hour to complete an entire loop or you can choose to hop-on and off during the day visiting Auckland's attractions along the way. There is a comprehensive audio commentary on the bus as it travels around the loop. The audio commentary is available in English only. Chinese French Korean
From NZD45.00
 
Auckland Museum General Entry Ticket
"Housed in one of the country's finest heritage buildings the Museum's three floors tell the story of New Zealand. From the great Polynesian voyages which first brought people to Aotearoa to the diverse cultures and communities that make up Auckland today Auckland Museum portrays the rich diversity of New Zealand."""Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the southern hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures.title=Highlights&1=Auckland+Museum+admission+ticket&2=Gain+access+to+three+floors+of+cultural+exhibits&3=See+a+unique+collection+of+Maori+carvings%2C+buildings%2C+canoes+and+treasures&4=Learn+about+Pacific+culture%2C+art+and+heritage
From NZD25.00

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Sailing on an America's Cup Yacht - NZL 40

Favorite thing PHOTO: BEV AT THE HELM OF NZL 40, AN AMERICA'S CUP YACHT BUILT FOR THE 1995 AMERICA'S CUP AND BOUGHT BY A GROUP IN AUCKLAND. THEY HAVE TWO BOATS NZL 40 & NZL 41, WHICH THEY RACE AND TAKE PEOPLE OUT WHO WOULD LIKE TO CREW AND GET THE FEEL OF AN ACTUAL AMERICA'S CUP YACHT IN ACTION.

NZL 40 was on the port tack heading for the lighthouse at the entrance to the Hauraki Gulf and the starboard rail was buried with water coming in over the side and flowing out the stern. Everyone on board was having a wonderful time and was urging the captain (Pictured at left in red) to go off the wind more and add more speed which would have brought more water on board.

Fondest memory I signed up to sail on NZL 40 in the afternoon and we almost didn't go because of strong winds. There is a paid crew of 5 and this day fourteen of us who signed for a sail into Auckland Harbor and the Hauarki Gulf. Most were from New Zealand but a few like myself from other countries. The wind continued to blow at about 25 to 30 knots and we had a marvelous sail.

I had an opportunity to take the helm and this 70 foot sloop is unbelievably steady in spite of a 4-6 foot sea running. Into the wind NZL 40 wants to come up into the wind if you give it a chance, so you have to work to keep it off the wind, a wonderful characteristic in 30 knots of wind. These yachts are so impressive that other boats in the area are constantly waving and taking pictures as we fly by.

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Parnell

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Hauraki Gulf

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