Days 1 - 3: Auckland
A city blessed by its proximity to the water, Auckland is fringed with rich farmland and nestled between two large harbours that make it one of the most picturesque cities in the world.
- Walk among greats at the Auckland Art Gallery
Picasso, Matisse and Gaugin may grace the walls of the Auckland Art Gallery, but the wealth of traditional and contemporary Māori art on display is what makes this gallery a truly unique cultural experience.
- Meet the locals at the Matakana Farmers Market
Just north of the city, you’ll find the foodie haven that is Matakana. Visit on the weekend to offer a friendly, “Kia ora,” to the local vendors at the village Farmers Market.
- Catch a ferry to Waiheke Island
Take a break from your city break and hop on a ferry to Waiheke. Only 35 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, this slower-paced retreat is known as ‘the island of wine’ for the many spectacular wineries and vineyards that call it home.