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The Auckland Country Tour

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Discover the beauty of the area surrounding Auckland as you visit many highlights for a well-rounded experience and unique perspective of the countryside.

The Auckland Country Tour

See the best of Auckland on this fantastic day tour.

Set off through some of Auckland's suburbs, where you can see typical Auckland housing developments, heading North to the township of Warkworth. After approximately 45 minutes, you'll arrive at the Honey Centre, where you can try different types of honey, including New Zealand's most famous Manuka Honey. There aren't too many places in Auckland where you can do this honey tasting and have such a range of honey products on offer, so this is a stop that cannot be missed. Then enjoy wine tasting at one of the many award winning wineries in the area, before stopping for an included lunch.

After lunch, get ready for the highlight of the tour: an interactive sheep show! You will learn first hand about New Zealand's sheep farming in a fascinating and entertaining one hour presentation. This live demonstration begins with the sheepdogs rounding up and bringing in the sheep, which are then sorted and shorn. The experienced presenters will provide interesting narration throughout the show. Get a close-up view of all the action, and take the opportunity to help out when its time to feed the lambs! Shows are held in the fully seated barn and are suitable for all ages. After the show, you can take a stroll through the gift shop for souvenirs.

With so much to do in the wonderful city of Auckland, this amazing day tour will introduce you to new experiences, giving you a day of fun and exploration of the countryside north of Auckland.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $240.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Tour Duration
7.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour from the cruise pier and CENTRALLY located hotels. This tour does not pick up, or drop off at the airport. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch and a beverage at an upmarket cafe, a local restaurant, or a winery, wine tasting at an award-winning winery, and honey tastings are included. Vegetarian lunch options are available, and other food intolerances may be accommodated upon request at time of booking.
Special Instructions
Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended.
Participants must be 18 to drink alcoholic beverages. This tour is wheelchair accessible, provided that the wheelchair is collapsible. Electric scooters cannot be accommodated. The vehicle is not equipped with a wheelchair lift. According to New Zealand laws, children under 8 must be correctly secured in an approved child restraint, such as a baby seat or a booster seat. Children must be older than 7 and over 128 centimeters (about 4 feet) tall to ride without a booster seat. Children 8 years or older must use safety belts. No children of any age may travel in a parent's lap.