short break icon 4 Day Short Break

East Meets West

  • Waiheke Island

    Waiheke Island

  • Auckland Viaduct

    Auckland Viaduct

  • Waiheke Vineyards

    Waiheke Vineyards

  • Auckland from Waiheke Island

    Auckland from Waiheke Island

Tour codes: ZA4R, ZA4F

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On this Short Break you’ll travel with a different Driver Guide and group of like-minded travellers each day, for a more diverse experience.

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland

On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime).

Hotel: Scenic Hotel Auckland (Standard) or The Langham Hotel Auckland (First Class), 3 nights.

Day 2: Waiheke Island

Begin your day with a tour of Auckland’s scenic city highlights, before a break at morning tea time in charming Parnell Village. Board a ferry and cruise to Waiheke Island, for a guided tour of three of Waiheke’s premier wineries. Taste the wine at award-winning Mudbrick Estate. Tour the Goldie Room, Waiheke’s first and most well-established vineyard, then experience their range of fine wines accompanied by a mouth-watering nibbles. Later, marvel at the views and stunning architecture while you sample wines at Te Whau winery.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Kumeu

Experience New Zealand’s amazing scenery and great wines. Wine tasting in Kumeu Wine Country dates back to the 1930s when families of Croatian origin established wine-making in the area. Visit the families who are still living and working in the area, making some of New Zealand’s most renowned wines. Your first tasting is at Nobilo Wines, the second largest wine producer in New Zealand. Then enjoy a short morning tea stop before tempting your taste buds at Matua Valley Wines. Choose from premium wine through to the everyday offering. Travel a short distance to Soljans Estate Winery. Soljans has won many awards for their wines. By skilfully marrying traditional with modern techniques, they produce stylish, richly flavoured wines. They are widely acknowledged in New Zealand as being an expert producer of methode traditionelle (bottle-fermented) sparkling wines. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine at Soljans Café. Next you’ll have the chance to see one of the world’s largest seabirds in their natural environment, the gannet. Here you get a close-up view of their behaviour without disturbing their environment. Your final tasting is at West Brook Winery. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Farewell from Auckland

You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

Included Meals: Breakfast

Note: This itinerary is valid for departures after 1 October 2015.

4 Day Short Break


Daily from Auckland


Morning of day 4 at Auckland

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Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts (3)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Detailed and informative commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers- flight details to be provided 45 days prior to travel

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.

Accommodation Standards & Prices

Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Tour with Standard Accommodation (ZA4R)

Studio Room Scenic Hotel Auckland
Where you'll be staying
  • Scenic Hotel Auckland  
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Tour with First Class Accommodation (ZA4F)

Executive Room Langham Hotel Auckland
Where you'll be staying
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland  
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Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

  • Standard (R)

  • Scenic Hotel Auckland
    380 Queen Street, Auckland 1010
    • Scenic Hotel Auckland Studio Room
    • Scenic Hotel Auckland Lobby
    • Scenic Hotel Auckland Exterior

    Located in central Queen Street, Scenic Hotel Auckland is in the heart of the Auckland central business district (CBD). This beautiful four-star Auckland hotel has transformed the landmark art deco MLC building into elegant and spacious apartment style accommodation.

    Scenic Hotel Auckland welcomes guests to enjoy stylish inner-city accommodation that offers space and convenience. A lavish renovation of this heritage building blends its fabulous art deco architecture with a contemporary feel and modern comforts.

    • Features
    • Air-conditioning
    • Kitchenette
    • Sky TV
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Iron
    • Hairdryer
    • Refrigerator
  • The Langham Hotel Auckland
    83 Symonds St Grafton, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Executive Room
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland Lobby
    • The Langham Hotel Auckland exterior

    The Langham Hotel Auckland exudes a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future. As a luxury Auckland hotel, we will enchant you with our tradition of graceful living.


    • Features
    • LCD TV
    • Work Desk
    • Tea & Coffee Facilities
    • Shower Over Bath
    • Deluxe Marble Bathroom
    • In-room Movies (fee applies)
    • Manual temperature control
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • In-room safe
    • Room service
    • Business Facilities
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Satellite TV
    • Broadband Internet access
    • Phone
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