4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The port is right in town, so we walked around to buy tickets for the Explorer bus - $45 NZD each and were on the first bus. It was great to be able to see lots of Auckland, doing both the red and blue routes first up, then exploring areas ... Read More
The port is right in town, so we walked around to buy tickets for the Explorer bus - $45 NZD each and were on the first bus. It was great to be able to see lots of Auckland, doing both the red and blue routes first up, then exploring areas of interest such as the Museum and War Memorial, Parnell Rose Gardens and into the city to see the Sky Tower and walk down Queen Street. The bus ticket also included the ferry to Devonport. It was a 15 minute ride and was calm and easy. It was a quaint little place where I walked around in the sunshine, checking out the little shops up the hill and found a lovely coffee shop to immerse myself in its ambience (and wifi). A short ride back to port and to the ship. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Auckland is one of my favourite cities - it is beautiful. We stayed right in the CBD and embarked in Auckland so we didn't do any tours here.
Auckland is one of my favourite cities - it is beautiful. We stayed right in the CBD and embarked in Auckland so we didn't do any tours here. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
Our first really wet day. We walked into the city and did all the touristy things. The Sky Tower was the high lite even though visibility was limited due to the weather.
Our first really wet day. We walked into the city and did all the touristy things. The Sky Tower was the high lite even though visibility was limited due to the weather. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Stayed at Sebel Quay West beforehand which is really good and handy to the wharf. Looked around all of the streets and went to the Sky Tower to get some good views. Took the red HOHO bus which is free and the green innerlink bus which ... Read More
Stayed at Sebel Quay West beforehand which is really good and handy to the wharf. Looked around all of the streets and went to the Sky Tower to get some good views. Took the red HOHO bus which is free and the green innerlink bus which does a bigger loop of the city - only costs about $3.50 Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We took the hop on hop off bus (2 routes) but they cleverly merged the 2 routes at the Museum, so that you didn't need to get off and reboard another bus. It is worthy using, because Auckland is very hilly and there are a lot of ... Read More
We took the hop on hop off bus (2 routes) but they cleverly merged the 2 routes at the Museum, so that you didn't need to get off and reboard another bus. It is worthy using, because Auckland is very hilly and there are a lot of interesting destinations along the route. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
As we have visited Auckland on many occasions we just walked around the Viaduct area and the ferry terminal area. Great to stretch the legs! Many good restaurants here including the Crab Shack where we had lunch. Huge appetisers so did ... Read More
As we have visited Auckland on many occasions we just walked around the Viaduct area and the ferry terminal area. Great to stretch the legs! Many good restaurants here including the Crab Shack where we had lunch. Huge appetisers so did not have to order a main. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We decided to make our own way around Auckland. This was quite pleasant and not too difficult. The locals were friendly and helpful as we looked lost a couple of times and they offered assistance right away, before we even had to ask. We ... Read More
We decided to make our own way around Auckland. This was quite pleasant and not too difficult. The locals were friendly and helpful as we looked lost a couple of times and they offered assistance right away, before we even had to ask. We saw the Shrine, the Botanical Gardens and just strolled around. It was very enjoyable nontheless. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
Didn't do an excursion. I met up with a friend who lives there and we hung out all day, her showing me the sights and us jabbering and catching up. Auckland seems to be a really lovely city.
Didn't do an excursion. I met up with a friend who lives there and we hung out all day, her showing me the sights and us jabbering and catching up. Auckland seems to be a really lovely city. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We didn't do a lot in Auckland. We visited the Wynyard area and ate at a tourist trap called The Crab Shack. Was okay but wouldn't go there again. We also took a ferry to Devonport and took a seaside stroll and drank some hot ... Read More
We didn't do a lot in Auckland. We visited the Wynyard area and ate at a tourist trap called The Crab Shack. Was okay but wouldn't go there again. We also took a ferry to Devonport and took a seaside stroll and drank some hot chocolate. All quite leisurely and everything easy to access. It was a nice day. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Our Auckland activities were booked outside of (and exclusive of) VIking because they never advised any Viking travelers that there were pre-arranged excursions for this extension to Viking's sailing. It was a small-group tour with ... Read More
Our Auckland activities were booked outside of (and exclusive of) VIking because they never advised any Viking travelers that there were pre-arranged excursions for this extension to Viking's sailing. It was a small-group tour with in-depth stops at local spots. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Lovely city by the sea did a hop on/off bus tour and Aquarian visit which was great.
Lovely city by the sea did a hop on/off bus tour and Aquarian visit which was great. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
This was pretty much a run-of-the-mill aquarium experience. The large penquin facility is fun to watch, but other than that it was nothing special
This was pretty much a run-of-the-mill aquarium experience. The large penquin facility is fun to watch, but other than that it was nothing special Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Stayed in CBD for three days prior to sailing. Enjoyed taking a ferry to Devenport and spending the day touring, shopping and eating. Found the cost of everything to be somewhat high, although that's true of most large cities.
Stayed in CBD for three days prior to sailing. Enjoyed taking a ferry to Devenport and spending the day touring, shopping and eating. Found the cost of everything to be somewhat high, although that's true of most large cities. Read Less

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