Let's face it, Auckland is not the most public transport-friendly city. There are no problems within the CBD and immediate suburbs, but some of the good stuff is just a bit too far to walk to from a bus stop. So, you can hire a car, or just get someone else to do the driving for you, often at a similer price by the time you pay for petrol. Within the city, some may not want to walk up that giant hill we call Queen Street and there are some well-designed tours to get you round the main sights a bit more efficiently. Or, you may want to get further out. Boat based tours can take you to see dolphins or speed you right up the coast to what we call the "hole in the rock". Water-based tours are a great way to see New Zealand. Just don't forget your sunscreen! Of course you can't go home without tasting some local wine and winery tours solve that problem of who is going to be the driver. There are also options for getting out into the bush, especially out West. And if you are so inclined, you can drive a Harley down to the thermal hotspot of Rotorua. Nothing like a soak in a hotpool after a long day on a hog.
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