Day Trips From Auckland – One Day and Half Day Tours

Milestone’s day tours are perfect if you only have limited time to explore Auckland and its beautiful surroundings.

Explore Auckland or escape the city and experience rural New Zealand at its very best. You’ll be amazed at the countryside, ecological wonders and diverse coastal experiences just a stone’s throw from New Zealand’s largest city. We’ve created Auckland day tours that take you to beautiful beaches, stunning regional parks, vineyards and charming towns outside Auckland. So get ready and hop in our van with us.

We have brought together the best in culture, nature and Auckland sightseeing for you. Relax. You can arrive in New Zealand and join one of our small group tours. We know the best stuff to do in and around Auckland.

Let Us Show You Our Auckland

Auckland City Discovery Tour

Metropolitan beaches, leafy suburbs, historical quarters and scenic drives – a half-day tour of Auckland.

Discover the best of Auckland in just four hours. We collect you from your central city hotel and then begin our tour of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. We’ve hand-picked the very best of Auckland for you: its stunning beaches, historic buildings, leafy inner city parks, iconic volcanoes, scenic drives, pretty colonial suburbs and much more. A ‘must’ for anyone wanting a taste of Auckland in just four hours.

Farewell Auckland Tour

Make the most of your last day in Auckland – a half day tour with Airport Transfer.

Spend your last day in Auckland with us. Our four hour tour shows you Auckland’s highlights followed by an Airport Transfer. We collect you and your luggage from your central city hotel or cruise ship terminal and then begin our tour of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Discover metropolitan beaches, historic buildings, leafy parks, iconic volcanoes, scenic drives, pretty colonial suburbs. Our tour weaves together culture, history, landmarks, scenery and true ‘kiwiness’ that makes Auckland unique, then we farewell you at Auckland Airport.

Auckland West Coast Adventure

Volcanoes, rainforest, pounding surf beaches and fine wineries – the treasures on Auckland’s doorstep.

From Auckland you can easily discover our famous, 100% pure New Zealand. In just one day, we take in lush rainforest, untamed beaches, gannet colony, iconic volcanoes, vineyards and expansive city views in this one day tour to Auckland’s West Coast less than an hour from the city.

Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves

Tour the famous movie set and experience the awe-inspiring glow worm caves at Waitomo.

This day trip combines two unique and very different destinations in one fabulous day. Our journey takes us through lush green New Zealand farmland to Hobbiton and later continues on to the Waitomo valley where you will enjoy the natural wonder of the world famous Waitomo glow worm caves.

Rotorua & Waitomo Caves Tour

Geothermal wonders, enchanting caves, Kiwi bird and Maori culture – uniquely New Zealand. 

Experience Maori culture, boiling mud pools, geysers, and glow-worm caves in one memorable day – Geothermal and Maori culture-rich Rotorua and the majestic Waitomo Caves.

Coromandel Peninsula

Breathtaking views, dramatic coastline, native forests and artistic inspiration.

‘The Coromandel’ is known for its natural beauty, breathtaking views, native forests, dramatic coastline and also for its laid back lifestyle attracting artists and holidaymakers. All set against the backdrop of the island-studded Hauraki Gulf and the Pacific Ocean.

Matakana Escape

Country towns, picturesque coastline, sheep farm show, honey center.

Country living at its best. Galleries, boutique vineyards, pottery studio, sheep world farm show, lamb feeding, honey centre. Picturesque countryside and coastline all within easy reach of Auckland.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Enchanting movie set, picturesque farmland and take home your own piece of Hobbiton from the souvenir shop.  

Re-live the magic of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies with this one day tour to Hobbiton – the Movie Set for The Shire from Middle Earth – located in picturesque farmland.

Things to Do in Auckland
1 Day Tours
Take a day to escape Auckland City.
1 Day Tours
Auckland to Bay of Islands
2 Day Tours
Come with us on an overnight tour.
2 Day Tours
Auckland Day Tours
Cruise Excursions
See and do more of what you want.
Cruise Excursions
Auckland Private Tours
Private Tours
Bespoke packages, the choice is yours.
Private Tours

If you haven’t seen a tour to match exactly what you are looking for, visit our private tours – we’re sure to be able to design an Auckland tour to suit you perfectly.

Ka Kite Ano (see you soon),
The Milestone Tours team