Local Connections: City Drive & Auckland Museum

4 hours | Auckland | A K L - 2 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Auckland Museums
  • Auckland City and Surrounds
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Auckland Museum
Exclusively opened for Princess guests, the Auckland Museum is a neoclassical building, overlooking the picturesque Waitemata Harbour. The outstanding collection features exhibits on New Zealand and Pacific Island cultures and showcases an extensive collection of Polynesian artifacts. Highlights include a large Maori meeting house and a mighty, 82-foot war canoe carved from an enormous totara tree. The top floor of the museum details New Zealand's involvement in wars against the Maori people as well as its involvement in both World Wars and Korea as well as the country's peacekeeping efforts.

Auckland (city drive)
Short but sweet, this orientation driving tour may be only 1.5 hours, but it offers a wonderful overview of this beautiful city. Nicknamed the "City of Sails," Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have harbors on two different bodies of water. The waterfront location offers visitors and locals alike beautiful beaches, breathtaking scenery, and a temperate climate in addition to a cosmopolitan city just waiting to be explored. A diverse population brings an exciting blend of cultures to Auckland, and European, Asian and South Pacific influences are reflected in the city's architecture and cultural charm.

What you will see along the way:
A relaxed, narrated driving tour takes you past many major points of interest in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Drive through the downtown area and note the contrast in architectural style: modern skyscrapers and restored Victorian buildings coexist in harmony. You'll see the colonial-style shops that line the charming streets of Parnell Village, an exclusive shopping district; Auckland's Sky Tower, the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere; and dazzling views as you make a roundtrip crossing over the dramatic Harbour Bridge.

Photo Opportunity:
No tour would be complete without a photo stop at a scenic viewpoint. Be sure to have your camera to commemorate the moment.

Special Notes:

There is approximately 2,600 feet (less than half-mile) of walking at the Auckland Museum. Photos taken at the museum must be for personal use only; tripods are not permitted. For security reasons backpacks and other large hand-carry items are not allowed into the museum.

The Exclusive to Princess Auckland Museum early opening is only available for voyages arriving before 8:30am.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship to Auckland War Memorial Museum via City Sights tour

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
02:00
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Time at Museum - guided tour and free time

Time at site:
01:30
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return to the ship

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30