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
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.
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’.
Seafood tastings at a local bistro are included
Learn about Auckland’s history from a knowledgeable local guide
Experience the city’s vibe by touring it on foot