Accompany Family Persons' Tours

Please note, Accompanying Family Persons' tours are subject to minimum number requirements and weather conditions. 

Saturday 4 November

Hobbiton Express Tour   

 

Timings:  6:30 am - 4:30 pm  

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer

Includes:   Transfers, admission, guided tour through Hobbiton Movie Set, brunch, drink at the Green Dragon Inn

Surcharge:  NZ$250.00
Description and requirements:  An easy walk.  There are some flat areas, steps and sloping pathways during the walk. Please wear casual clothes and good walking shoes.  A light rain jacket is also recommended.

Drive from Auckland through middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films for a fascinating guided tour. This location is the largest green set in the world. You will see 44 hobbit holes including Bilbo's house, Bag End, the Mill and double arch bridge, and the Party Tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bag End, looking out over the whole of Hobbiton to the hills in the distance. The guided tour concludes with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn where you will enjoy a complimentary ale, cider or ginger beer and brunch at the Shire's Rest Cafe. 
Please note, an Excusion to Hobbiton is also available on Monday 6 November. 

Delegate Run        

 

Timings:  6:45 am - 8:00 am  

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer

Includes:  Tour guide

Surcharge:  NZ$25.00
Description and requirements:  Active wear and running shoes required.

Join other APAA delegates for a guided early morning run around Auckland. 

Auckland City Revealed - Scenic Coach Tour - FULLY BOOKED

Timings: 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer
Includes:  Transfers and tour guide

Surcharge:  NZ$80.00
Description and requirements:  Please wear smart casual clothing and comfortable shoes.

Travel up Queen Street, through Auckland’s central business district, past the Auckland University and through the inner city park, known as the Domain. Continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, with its historic buildings before heading over the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore. Stroll on one of our beautiful white sand beaches where there is time for a coffee before continuing up to the summit of Mt Victoria with its stunning panoramic views of Auckland City and historic Devonport.
Travel back over the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere before continuing on to the Viaduct Harbour home of the 2000 and 2003 Americas’ Cup.

Fine Art, Food & Fashion Downtown Tour - afternoon half day - TOUR FULL

Timings:  1:45 pm - 5.00 pm

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer
Includes:  Transfers, tour guide, entry to Auckland Art Gallery, wine and cheese and coffee tasting

Surcharge:  NZ$200.00
Description and requirements:  Please wear smart casual clothing and comfortable shoes.  This is a combination of a coach tour and walking tour.

An excellent introduction to the more sophisticated side of Auckland. Enjoy a scenic drive of the Auckland waterfront, the Auckland Art Gallery and a walking tour through downtown Auckland. 

 

Sunday 5 November

Delegate Run

 

Timings:  6:45 am - 8:00 am  

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer

Includes:  Tour guide

Surcharge:  NZ$25.00
Description and requirements:  Active wear and running shoes required.

Join other APAA delegates for a guided early morning run around Auckland. 

Auckland City Revealed - Scenic Coach Tour   

 

Timings: 

Group 1 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  

Group 2 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer
Includes:  Transfers and tour guide

Surcharge:  NZ$80.00
Description and requirements:  Please wear smart casual clothing and comfortable shoes.

Travel up Queen Street, through Auckland’s central business district, past the Auckland University and through the inner city park, known as the Domain. Continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, with its historic buildings before heading over the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore. Stroll on one of our beautiful white sand beaches where there is time for a coffee before continuing up to the summit of Mt Victoria with its stunning panoramic views of Auckland City and historic Devonport.
Travel back over the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere before continuing on to the Viaduct Harbour home of the 2000 and 2003 Americas’ Cup.

Fine Art, Food & Fashion Downtown Tour - morning half day - TOUR FULL

Timings:  9:45 am - 1.00 pm

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer
Includes:  Transfers, tour guide, entry to Auckland Art Gallery, wine and cheese and coffee tasting

Surcharge:  NZ$200.00
Description and requirements:  Please wear smart casual clothing and comfortable shoes.  This is a combination of a coach and walking tour

An excellent introduction to the more sophisticated side of Auckland. Enjoy a scenic drive of the Auckland waterfront, the Auckland Art Gallery and a walking tour through downtown Auckland. 

Wilderness Experience                                  

Timings:  12:30 pm - 5:30 pm  

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer

Includes:  Transfers, tour guide

Surcharge:  NZ$120.00
Description and requirements:   Please wear casual clothes and good walking shoes. 

Visit the Arataki Visitor Centre, perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, a fringe of hills separating Auckland from its surf fringed west coast. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificient traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there before travelling further west to stroll along the rugged black sand beaches of the west coast. 

Your eco-tour will then continue with an easy walk amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant ferns, where you'll hear native bird song. 
Please note, the Bush, Beach and Art Excursion (E18) is an extended version of this tour. 

  

Tuesday 7 November

Delegate Run

Timings:  6:45 am - 8:00 am  

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer

Includes:  Tour guide

Surcharge:  NZ$25.00
Description and requirements:  Active wear and running shoes required.

Join other APAA delegates for a guided early morning run around Auckland. 

Matakana Day Trip

Timings:  8:45 am - 4:00 pm  

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer

Includes:  Transfers, tour guide, entry to Brick Bay Sculpture Walk, lunch platter, wine tasting

Surcharge:  NZ$400.00
Description and requirements:  Please wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes.  A light rainjacket is recommended.

This full day tour is the ideal choice for art, crafts, food & wine lovers. Participants will enjoy an inspirational day in one of Auckland’s most beautiful regions, well loved by locals for the quality and variety of experiences on offer. A lovely scenic drive through New Zealand’s infamous green farmlands and spectacular coastal views is another highlight of this full day tour.

Kumeu Wine Tour with Lunch - TOUR FULL       

Timings:  12:00 pm - 4:45 pm  

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer
Includes:  Transfers, tour guide, vineyard lunch with glass of wine, wine tasting at three wineries

Surcharge:  NZ$250.00
Description and requirements:  Please wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes.

The wineries of Kumeu date back to the 1930s when wine families of Croatian origin established winemaking in the area. Your first tasting is at award winning Soljans Vineyard. By skilfully marrying traditional with modern techniques, they produce stylish, richly flavoured wines. Enjoy lunch at Soljans Winery restaurant which has been built with sunshine in mind and serves Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from around the region.

Next to tempt the taste buds is Cooper Creek before we stop at one of the few mainland gannet nesting sites in the world situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Tasman Sea.

We will then travel to West Brook Winery for your final tasting. The West Brook cellar door looks across an idyllic duck pond and terraced picnic area to row after row of vines.

Wilderness Experience                         

Timings:  12:30 pm - 5:30 pm  

Pick up / drop off location:  SkyCity Hotel Foyer

Includes:  Transfers, tour guide

Surcharge:  NZ$120.00
Description and requirements:   Please wear casual clothes and good walking shoes. A light rainjacket is recommended.

Visit the Arataki Visitor Centre, perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, a fringe of hills separating Auckland from its surf fringed west coast. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificient traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there before travelling further west to stroll along the rugged black sand beaches of the west coast. 

Your eco-tour will then continue with an easy walk amongst New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant ferns, where you'll hear native bird song. 
Please note, the Bush, Beach and Art Excursion (E18) is an extended version of this tour. 

 

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