Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

21 Viaduct Harbour Ave
Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is conveniently located in the most serene district in the Auckland’s CBD, with the heart of the entertainment precinct on our doorstep.

On one side lies the majestic City Centre, while on the other, the sun sets over yachts moored in the Viaduct Harbour. Bold and stylish, the hotel’s dramatic water-filled lobby, luxurious rooms & tranquil private marina provide an idyllic setting in which to unwind. French essence is captured through refined and delectable gastronomy, allowing you to savour an infinite palate of delights. Masterfully crafted menus enhanced with French techniques expertly guide you to the sublime and innovative epicurean experience designed to be relished in sophisticated surroundings of the luxury hotel. At SO SPA the latest in French cosmetology is sublimely blended with the essence of New Zealand, leaving guests with an experience of total wellbeing. Our commitment to mind-body health focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise.

• Full Breakfast for two daily at Lava Dining
• $50 NZD Spa credit, per room, per stay at So Spa for One (1) Hour Body Treatment
• Welcome Seasonal Fruit Bowl Amenity

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:
• Upgrade
• Early Check-In
• Late Check-Out

Level of Support: Self Guided

Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Auckland” presented by Chef Concierge at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

1. Auckland Sea Kayaks: Half day Explorer – Motukorea
This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants an exciting and informative day on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Browns Island, also known as Motukorea (island of the pied oystercatcher bird), is one of the best-preserved volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. Private boats and sea kayaks are the only means of access to this untouched island. On arriving at Motukorea, trek to the summit, taking in the panoramic views as you go. There are three ancient pa sites (Maori fortified village) on the island, with the largest occupying the slopes of the main scoria cone.

2. Horse riding on Waiheke Island with Winery visits
Beautiful Waiheke Island is located a 40min ferry ride away from Auckland. Enjoy spectacular rolling hills and unmatched sea views as you ride along Waiheke beaches and to one of Waiheke’s famous wineries for a meal and a glass of wine.

3. Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari
Spend 4.5 hours experiencing the diverse marine wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See wild marine mammals and rare birds living in their natural habitat. Explore amongst volcanic islands with views of sandy beaches and hidden coves. Share special moments and close encounters with wildlife while capturing photos of rare birds, marine mammals and unique island views.

4. America’s Cup Sailing experience
Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America’s Cup yacht. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail during this hands on sailing adventure on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

5. Wine on Waiheke Tour
Make a day of your trip to Waiheke by adding on the Wine on Waiheke tour. This stunning winery tour combines world-class wine set against the backdrop of stunning vistas of Waiheke Island. Explore premium tastings at 3 of Waiheke’s finest vineyards: Mudbrick, Cable Bay Vineyard and Te Motu Vineyard. The winery tour includes a return ferry trip and an All Day Bus Pass to be used at your convenience.

6. Gulf Island scenic flight
The Hauraki Gulf is truly a slice of New Zealand paradise. Make your visit to Auckland Harbour an unforgettable one by experiencing a unique flight over the mesmerizing islands. As we fly you over Rangitoto’s crater and Motutapu, take in the spectacular view of the favourite getaway destination, Waiheke Island, with its award winning vineyards and magical sandy beaches. End your experience with a unique scene of the skyline of the City of Sails before water landing in the heart of the Auckland Harbour.

7. Heli Fishing in Hauraki Gulf
The Hauraki Gulf and surrounding islands have some of the best fishing in the world, the sub-tidal reefs of the North-East Coastline and Great Barrier have a rich and diverse marine habitat which supports numerous species of fish including Snapper, Kahawai and Kingfish.

8. Coast & Rainforest Walk
Your journey then takes you to an area of untouched original rainforest in the Waitakere Ranges with silver ferns and mature 1,000 year old kauri trees. New Zealand has existed for millions of years separate from the rest of the world so has evolved in isolation to produce its own unique plants and animals that you explore on this Auckland day tour.

9. AJ Hackett Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy
Forget shopping and cafes – if you want an activity in Auckland that really showcases the true Kiwi spirit, then the 40 metre Auckland Bridge Bungy is not to be missed. Featuring stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour and an exclusive Bridge walk out to a specially constructed Bungy pod, this experience will thrill and surprise you, especially if you opt for a water-touch and enjoy a nice ocean dip!

10. Gourmet Food and Wine Tour – Waiheke Island
Enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the Island’s top boutique vineyards. Your guide will provide an entertaining and informative commentary along the way. You will visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread and artisan cheeses.

*Terms & Conditions:
Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. All prices are in local currency. All prices are per night, per room, double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices may vary by day of travel, season, duration and are subject to availability at time of booking. Blackout dates may apply. Valid on new reservations, not combinable with other offers unless otherwise noted and not applicable to groups.

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