Social Tours

The following optional activities are available to book over the Forum:

Shopping and champagne tour

Indulge in a culinary exploration as we introduce you to three of Auckland’s most vibrant inner city foodie locations.
Tastings include our exceptional coffee, cheeses, ice cream, Manuka honey and chocolates

Surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, the Britomart precinct is full of eclectic cafes, restaurants, cool bars and a fantastic city farmers market, making it the hippest new district in town. We visit the passionate boutique stores featuring New Zealand’s top fashion designers with time to browse and shop.

We visit an ethnic art gallery featuring contemporary Maori art and design.

Next the beautiful Viaduct Harbour features many award winning restaurants and an amazing array of luxury pleasure craft and super yachts.
We finish at Wynyard Quarter, Auckland’s most recently developed waterfront precinct for great dining, family friendly spaces and our fish market where we enjoy seafood platters with a glass of bubbles.

Available Dates: 28 April 2014 9.30am - 3.30pm Resized_shopping.jpg
Cost: NZD$169.56
Minimum 15 guests
Inclusions: enthusiastic shopping guide, road transport, coffee/tea, champagne and lunch.

To enquire please contact EJ Westein at Event Dynamics 64 9 520 9198 or email

Day Trip to Waiheke

Waiheke Island has become known as New Zealand's 'Island of Wine' home to a dedicated group of award-winning winegrowers. Experience xxx

0830 Depart Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland

0900 Depart Auckland ferry terminal for a 35 minute ride to Waiheke Island.

0935 Arrive on Waiheke Island where you will be greeted by the Ananda Tours representative, who will be our guide throughout the day.

0950 Visit Waiheke Art Gallery with its exhibition of artists works from both Waiheke and New Zealand. Time to wander through Oneroa, a seaside village with cafes, galleries and boutique gift shops.

1030 Visit Rangihoua Estate a multi award winning olive mill. Here you will have the opportunity to taste at least 4 of their oils and learn what you should know when buying an extra virgin olive oil.

1130 Visit Wild on Waiheke vineyard and micro-brewery. Here you will taste two Top Knot wines and two locally made beers, pale and dark ale, and their delicious non-alcoholic ginger beer. Also experience the “Taste Waiheke” area where you can sample locally-produced food items, including preserves and olive oils. Wild on Waiheke also has a range of activities, including giant chess, petanque and golf chipping. Archery and laser claybird shooting are available at additional cost.

1230 Lunch at Mudbrick Restaurant – a two course menu highlighting the regions stunning fresh ingredients. This is a romantic, Tuscan-style venue and a formal dining experience. Mudbrick Restaurant is a spectacular location set within beautiful gardens and a working potager, with great views across the Waitemata Harbour towards Auckland.

1430 Depart Mudbrick Restaurant to the Fullers Ferry terminal

1500 Depart Waiheke Island on the ferry back to Auckland. This ferry stops briefly at Devonport before arriving at Downtown Auckland at 1545.

1600 Return by coach to Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland. Resized_Waiheke1.jpg

Available Dates: 29 April 2014 8.30am - 4pm
Cost: NZD$214.00 + GST
Minimum 12 guests
Inclusions: Tastings, lunch and transport. Please note that additional beverages are at your own expense.

To enquire please contact EJ Westein at Event Dynamics 64 9 520 9198 or email

America’s Cup Match Race

Put your race face on and buckle up onboard an authentic America’s Cup yacht for your own match race. Be part of the crew, take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. Discover the excitement of sailing these impressive vessels.

Conditions dependant, one long race can be held or two shorter races will operate. This is as close as you can get to the real Grand Prix America’s Cup race. Tack and gybe to each marker on the course, there will be wind changes, tidal movement and much excitement.

• 2 hours in length
• Located in the Auckland Viaduct

Available Date: 30 April 2014 1pm - 3/4pm Resized_yachting.jpg
Cost: NZD$128.00 per person + GST
Minimum 16 guests

To enquire please contact EJ Westein at Event Dynamics 64 9 520 9198 or email