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Auckland Sights and Bites Small-Group Walking Tour

  • Seafood tastings at a local bistro are included

  • Receive personalized service on a small-group tour
  • Learn about Auckland’s history from a knowledgeable local guide

Auckland Sights and Bites Small-Group Walking Tour
From USD 75.22
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Auckland Sights and Bites Small-Group Walking Tour
From USD 75.22

Auckland’s culture, history, and cuisine has been shaped by its location on the sea. Learn all about all three on this fun, small-group walking tour with a local guide. Sample local seafood while listening to stories from Maori history and checking out the beautiful city-meets-sea views. Visit the Auckland Fish Market and admire the yachts that give Auckland the nickname ‘the City of Sails’.

What to Expect

Your small-group tour starts downtown on historic Queen Street. Your local guide will lead you through the stylish Britomart precinct towards Auckland’s bustling wharves. Learn about the 'City of Sails' as you wander west towards the  America’s Cup Viaduct, once a rustic fishing village and now a thriving restaurant hub.

Along the way, you'll hear how the city evolved from a Maori battleground and shabby colonial outpost into a water lover’s paradise and major Pacific port. Learn about the downtown reclamation and expansion plans for Auckland’s waterfront.

Enjoy local tales (and singing sculptures) as you stroll past little fishing boats bobbing beside super yachts. Watch fish being unloaded, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean and soak up the best sights from a hidden viewing deck. Pause to take pictures of the cityscape, North Shore, Harbour Bridge, Silo Park and the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest Marina.

Work up an appetite as you walk through Auckland’s Fish Market and marvel at the fascinating array of seafood.

Your final destination is a popular North Wharf bistro for a feast of freshly cooked seafood and sides. Here you’ll sample the likes of dusted squid with aoli, prawns in garlic butter and Kiwi-style fish and chips. Mix and mingle with your entertaining local guide and exchange tips with your fellow guests.

The choice is then yours to linger in this stylish water-front quarter or take a leisurely stroll back into town.

This small-group tour is a ‘must do’ Auckland experience. Your guide blends Kiwi culture, history and cuisine with a scenic walk alongside one of the most beautiful harbors in the world.

Tour Highlights include: Local history. Downtown Auckland. Britomart Precinct. FlagStaff Rock. Queens Wharf.  America’s Cup Viaduct. Wynyard Drawbridge. North Wharf. Coastal Art.  Silo Park.  Westhaven Marina. Harbour Bridge. Auckland Fish Market. Seafood tastings at a popular waterfront bistro. 


Reviews (13)
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Reviewed 19 November 2018
Amazing and fun walking tour with Liz

Great way to see the best of Auckland City, while walking and having fun with an amazing tour guide. Liz Lyons is a local that will show you all the best little details you would love to know about the City of Sails. Historical buildings,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lucaschia
liz l, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thanks L, hope to see you soon. It was my pleasure to help with your Auckland orientation including your first respectfully-delivered Hongi! Enjoy the new role and best of luck.

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Yummy, funny and sunny!

We really have no idea what to expect. We grabbed a pamphlet from the hotel and took a chance (quite tired from our long trip in Aus). Liz was kind enough to take just the 2 of us (my hubby and I) on VERY short...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JAWDesign
liz l, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

It's heartwarming when a review like yours pops up months after we met. Thanks so much for the last-minute booking, it was lovely revealing Auckland's waterfront wonders, hidden treats and seafood to such an easy-going and interesting couple. Wish we could attract your talents to...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Great Way to Learn Some History with AN OUTSTANDING GUIDE

We have done many walking food tours but this one is extra special because of the guide, Liz. She showed us all the sights and explained the history behind everything and painted a clear picture of the waterfront for us. After the tour she went...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank McInvestor
Local_Lizl, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

So lovely to hear from you months after we met - it was a enjoyable afternoon for me too! And thank you for your lovely feedback - it looks like it left a lasting impression. I hope the rest of your NZ travels were enjoyable...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Great Introduction to Auckland

My wife and I did this walking tour of downtown Auckland as a complement to our previous day's Hop On/Hop Off bus ride. As that covered a lot of the city and its surroundings quickly, this tour gave us more local and specialized information. Liz...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank gatorboyOrlando_FL
Local_Lizl, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks so much for your very thorough review and for walking with us. You'd certainly done your own research prior on the best places to eat and drink in Auckland so it was great to help validate your choices - oysters or not! It was...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile
Liz was fantastic on our tour!

My husband and I were visiting Auckland to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Liz was very informative and fun! We’d definitely recommend her for a walking tour. We visited many areas and saw the local scene. She was exceptional and would book her if we we’re...More

1  Thank carmenpell
Local_Lizl, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you so much for booking our private tour C & D, my first-ever guests from Tampa Fl! I hope you're enjoying your silvermoon in NZ and have tried some of those recommended restaurants in the 'provinces'. (Not sure of pickball?? action however.) It was...More

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