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Weta Cave

Weta Cave (1 Weka St, Miramar, Wellington 6022) – here, one can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Weta Workshop and the impressive work created within, on a guided Weta Cave Workshop Tour. Visitors will see some of the props and models they’ve created over the years and learn about the processes they use to make […]

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Wellywood

Wellywood — Sometimes dubbed ‘Wellywood’, the regional city of Wellington (located 7 hours south of Auckland via car) is home to a flourishing handful of movie-making facilities, most of them associated with “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson. These include model and special-effects studios Weta Workshop and Weta Digital (which won an Oscar for […]

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Waiuku Golf & Squash Club

Waiuku Golf & Squash Club (1 Racecourse Road, Waiuku 2123) – this golf course is only 50 minutes south of Auckland, and is open all year round, seven days a week to all visitors. It has a challenging golf course for all levels of play. Twilight golf is played during the Summer, and the Mid […]

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Waitomo and Rotorua Geothermal Deluxe Day Tour

Waitomo and Rotorua Geothermal Deluxe Day Tour – travel (via 5-star coach provided by Gray Line) through Waikato, New Zealand’s largest dairy and sheep farming province before arriving at Waitomo. Here take a guided tour through this world-famous cave formation and glow worm cavern. Experience the magic of drifting silently in a boat through a […]

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The Civic

The Civic (Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street, Auckland) — The Civic, one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world, was built in 1929 and specifically designed as a ‘movie palace’ for talking pictures (‘talkies’), which had just been introduced to New Zealand. The first purpose-built cinema of this type in the country, […]

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Tamaki Hikoi / Maori Guided Walks of Auckland

Tamaki Hikoi / Maori Guided Walks of Auckland — For hundreds of years, Māori of the local Ngāti Whātua tribe have passed down, from generation to generation, tribal history and traditions. Guides from Ngāti Whātua re-tell these ancient stories on the Tāmaki Hīkoi walking tours in Tāmaki (Auckland). Experience the cultural heart of Auckland. During […]

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Surf Highway 45

Surf Highway 45 (Taranaki coastline – North Island) – Dubbed Surf Highway 45, the coastal road between Hāwera and New Plymouth (located five hours south of Auckland via car) is famed for its surf breaks, which include Stent Road, Spot X and the Kūmara Patch. Taranaki locals have ridden the waves since the 1950s, and […]

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Soljans Estate Winery & Café

Soljans Estate Winery & Café (366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland) — Soljan’s stunning winery is located at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country – Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. Only 20 minutes from Auckland CBD, you’ll feel a million miles away at this delightful estate. The fresh, modern and spacious winery offers visitors the opportunity […]

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Sky Tower

Sky Tower (Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland) – this hard-to-miss structure is located in the heart of Auckland. Not only can you experience 360 degree spectacular views for up to 80 km. from the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand, you can walk around the pergola at SkyWalk or take a controlled […]

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Q Theatre

Q Theatre (305 Queen Street, Auckland 1010) – this theater (which hold Broadway-like shows and theater productions, operas and other musical performances) is located in Auckland’s Queen Street and includes Rangitira – a 450 seat flexible format space, the Loft – a 120 seat flat floor space overlooking Queen Street, rehearsal space and large entry […]