With so much natural beauty surrounding Auckland, it’s easier than ever to escape the urban centre and enjoy the great outdoors. Fortunately, those without their own vehicle can choose from an array of guided trips departing from the city. Spend the day sampling wine and cheese or roaming the rugged West Coast, and sit back in your seat and let someone else take the wheel as you travel between the sights.
The geothermal town of Rotorua provides a breathtaking look into the workings of mother nature – from erupting geysers to bubbling mud pools. On this guided tour, you’ll witness incredible volcanic activity up close, before immersing yourself in Māori culture with a visit to The National Māori Arts School. During the visit, your guide will explain the historical significance of the area, before taking you to a number of significant towns on the way back to Auckland to round off the day.