PRE-RACE EXTENSION TO AUCKLAND (November 11-14)
Friday, November 9 – Depart from your gateway city for your flight to Auckland, New Zealand
Sunday, November 11 – Arrival in Auckland. Meet your local transport guide outside of Baggage Claim. Today you will check-in to the Cordis Auckland Hotel and meet the local Marathon Tours & Travel guide who will give you a brief introduction. Tonight the group will gather for a welcome reception.
Monday, November 12 – After breakfast we will meet for the half-day city tour. See first-hand why Auckland is known as the City of Sails as you enjoy a trip over the Harbour Bridge. Visit the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours. From this fantastic vantage point you will evidence Auckland’s volcanic history, the most significant volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to Waitemata Harbour. Today will also include sites of Auckland Domain and Parnell Village. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure. (breakfast included)
Tuesday, November 13 – (Optional Full-Day Tour to Waiheke Island) Explore Auckland on your own or opt to add the full-day tour to Waiheke Island to your itinerary. This unique island in the Auckland Harbor offers culture, community, and more. (breakfast included)
Wednesday, November 14 – After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for the short flight to Queenstown. (breakfast included)
(activities subject to change)