New Zealand

Auckland Holidays

Holidays in Auckland are ideal for those wanting to experience some of the many water sports on offer in New Zealand. The city is known as the ‘City of Sails’ because of its two harbours which house luxury yachts and a range of other boats.

Auckland is a modern, cosmopolitan city which is home to a third of New Zealand’s population. It offers gourmet cuisine, a thriving bar scene and some excellent shops. Head out into the wilderness surrounding the city where you can relax on black sand beaches, hike, or mountain bike. Alternatively, explore the seas with a boat trip or venture out into the volcanic landscape to see the smoking geysers. 

A holiday of contrasts in Auckland

At Hayes & Jarvis we pair expert local knowledge with a fantastic selection of destinations across the world. We put over 60 years of experience to use, to help you create the holiday of a lifetime.  

Explore the wonderful country of New Zealand from end to end on our New Zealand Splendour tour, which will take you from Christchurch to Auckland. Take in the country’s Southern Alps by train, see dolphins in the Bay of Islands and explore the Waitakere Rainforest. To get to know a different side of the country, book our Cultural New Zealand tour, which includes exploring the city of Auckland at Quay Street, taking a cruise in the harbour and visiting Ponsonby market.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit the Sky Tower
  • Sail around Auckland harbour
  • Explore the Maritime Museum
  • Wine taste in the countryside
  • See Bilbo Baggins’ front door
  • Lie on black sand beaches
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +13
  • Currency New Zealand dollar (NZD)
  • Visa Information UK citizens or passport holders do not need visas for trips up to six months.
  • Language English
  • Flight Time From London Heathrow to Auckland is around 24 hours. With one stop in Singapore. Some flights can be much longer depending on the stop-over destination and waiting time between flights.
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.