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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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USD 44.78
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Enjoyable, informative and a great day out...

Explore Auckland in small groups for a more personalised experience.

An exceptional value, we offer a very comprehensive tour covering all the best sights, with plenty of stops for photos.
• Discover our sparkling harbour, stunning beaches, historic buildings, leafy parks, Victorian suburbs, and bustling shopping areas.
• Enjoy fantastic views from the top of our volcanoes.
• Travel over the Harbour Bridge for great views of our city.
• Learn about Auckland, the geography, history, and our way of life. 
• Comfortable air-conditioned Mini-Bus takes you to a greater variety of sights. 
• Choice of Morning or Afternoon Tour. 3.5 hours - 4 hours. 
• Hotel pick-up from Central City Hotels, or from our convenient downtown departure point.  
  • Comprehensive introduction to Auckland perfect for first-time visitors
  • Get the inside scoop from the owner-operated tour company and local guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure available to suit your itinerary
  • Hassle-free, convenient pickup and drop-off at central Auckland hotels
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your central Auckland hotel. Traveling by air-conditioned minibus, set out to explore Viaduct Harbour and Waitemata Harbour, then cross over the Auckland Harbour Bridge to take in the views from Northcote Point.  Continue into downtown Auckland to soak up the atmosphere along Ponsonby Road and Karangahape Road—aka K Road—where your guide points out the best places to eat, drink, and shop later during your stay. Next up is a visit to the sacred peak of Mount Eden, which affords incredible views over the city.  Pass through Parnell Village, home to the Auckland Domain and Auckland Museum, before looping back to the coast and driving along the beautiful beaches of Mission Bay and St. Heliers. Make a final stop at Achilles Point, with views across the Hauraki Gulf, before being dropped back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ferry Building, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
I can pick you up from your Hotel, if you are staying in the central city area. You would need to let me know.
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus.
  • Professional guide with live commentary
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off (Inner city hotels only)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Infant seat is available on request if advised at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews auckland city great overview of the city enjoy beautiful small group setting any traveler your bearings bit of everything photo stops dormant volcano terrific job tour guide michael lay of the land great half day mt eden highly recommend this tour great commentary hotel pickup
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I went on our Auckland City tour with Michael to start off our trip around the whole of New Zealand for our honeymoon! We were told many times by people before we came that there was nothing to do in Auckland... oh...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Coen B
Reviewed yesterday

Michael Silvey proved to be a knowledgeable and charming tour guide for our afternoon drive around Auckland. He made a real effort to connect with each passenger and made us all feel welcome. Michael had a

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very happy, informative, would recommend to get a quick overview of Auckland, we did this tour on our first day to get our bearings.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 609blairm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michael picked us up on time which is a great start to the day. We started the tour in the CBD where we learnt about the history, what’s going on now and also what the future holds for Auckland City. We drove to a spot...More

Thank Stefstefa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great quick tour of the city. Hotel pick-up, modern van, and an amazing tour guide. The whole tour takes around 4 hours (we started at 10 am).. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yox91
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Anne H
1 October 2019|
Response from yox91 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not much walking. Actually they can even take you up to the volcano by van.
8 September 2019|
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Response from Sharie9471 | Reviewed this property |
It was in the morning, as best I remember it was around 9:00 a.m. I do think he has afternoon's available too.
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