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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour provided by Auckland City Tours

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour
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98% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Comprehensive introduction to Auckland perfect for first-time visitors
Duration:
210–240 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
11
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    210–240 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    11
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
There’s so much to see in New Zealand’s biggest city that it’s hard to know where to start. This half-day tour fits in as much as possible, visiting fantastic vista points, beautiful beaches, atmospheric neighborhoods, and the downtown shopping areas. With numbers limited to 11, you benefit from a more personalized experience, and receive plenty of tips and recommendations from your local guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 210-240 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 210-240 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide with live commentary
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off (Inner city hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
210–240 minutes
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Auckland 1010, New Zealand There's a pick-up & drop –off area on Queens Wharf, right next to the Ferry Building. That’s the spot.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • There is some access to the bus, if you have a Walker or a Wheelchair, but these items must be folded. There is a small step. There are handles each side of the door to help.
  • Strollers must be foldable.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide with live commentary
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off (Inner city hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Auckland 1010, New Zealand There's a pick-up & drop –off area on Queens Wharf, right next to the Ferry Building. That’s the spot.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
210–240 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • There is some access to the bus, if you have a Walker or a Wheelchair, but these items must be folded. There is a small step. There are handles each side of the door to help.
  • Strollers must be foldable.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Auckland
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ferry Building
    Stop: 2 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Viaduct Harbour
    Wynyard Quarter
  • 2
    Westhaven Marina
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • 3
    Northcote
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Northcote
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ponsonby
    Karangahape Road (K Road)
  • 5
    Mount Eden
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Auckland Museum
  • 6
    Parnell Rose Gardens
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Mission Bay Beach
  • 7
    Achilles Point
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St Heliers
    The University of Auckland
    Auckland Central
    Queen Street
  • 8
    Ferry Building
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
219 reviews
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Nicki Zorotheos
5 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
My partner and I did this tour last week and it was fantastic! If you are new to Auckland I highly recommend you do this. From start to finish everything was perfect and this includes the booking process which is simple and straightforward. Michael our driver was amazing, he is very funny and knowledgeable and shows you all the amazing sights in Auckland that you may not get to see if you tried to do it on your own. Michael is a local and he gives an excellent insight into what it is like to live in Auckland and his knowledge of the area and it’s history is impressive. He is happy to answer any questions you have and gives helpful information and advice on any places that you may visit during your stay. Such an enjoyable activity I really cannot recommend this highly enough. Thank you so much Michael.
Written 31 January 2020
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travelerinchicago
Chicago, Illinois16 contributions
Mar. 2020
This was a very pleasant afternoon. Only in Auckland for 2 days and this tour provided a great overview of the city from different views within and around the city. Michael gives the insider's perspective and insights you won't likely get on other tours. I especially liked that, although there was a plan and a schedule, Michael was flexible and asked if anybody needed a coffee or bathroom break as we went along the tour. He also did not rush us, which I appreciated, as I like to take pictures and hate being rushed. Michael referred to each of us by name--nice! Highly recommend.
Written 19 March 2020
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David S
Vacaville, CA2 contributions
Feb. 2020
This tour hits all the highlights of Auckland and Mike knows his city! We toured through the whole city and to the outskirts and we had time for photo stops which you don't really get on other big coach tours or hop-on hop-off busses. It is a small group with limited numbers and personal information and "secret spots" for photos. This trip/tour is a must if you want to learn and see Auckland. Mike treated us personally!
Written 9 February 2020
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Natalia Araya
Antofagasta, Chile1 contribution
Feb. 2020
A great tour with an excellent guide, who takes you through the unmissable places of Auckland, telling the history of the city in a very entertaining way and allowing you to capture those beautiful views from privileged places. Very worried about their passengers and that each one has a nice memory of this experience.
Thanks Michael for a memorable morning
Written 17 February 2020
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Sarah S.
9 contributions
Jan. 2020
we had a great time with our tour guide Michael as he drove a small group around the city in a very nice van seeing the sites and learning about the city. He took us to a number of sites that were perfect for taking pictures. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions.
This is a great way to start your trip
Written 1 February 2020
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Roger A
2 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Mike did a great job touring the city. Not only did he give us a view of the central city from several sides but he took us into several neighborhoods explaining how they had changed over the years. He took us to viewing spots the big bus tours can’t get to. He shared many of his own interesting experiences. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 18 February 2020
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Jonelle
Hong Kong, China8 contributions
This was a fantastic way to get to know Auckland. Michael not only gives you a great overview and intro to the city, he shares interesting tidbits of information, as well as about life in Auckland. The fact that it is a small group tour is an added bonus. I am very glad I did this tour vs the hop on hop off bus.
Written 3 February 2020
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WilsonH
4 contributions
Join this city tour and don't waste your valuable time trying to explore on your own. Our tour guide, Michael, had shown us many awsome view of the city. We learned more about the city during the tour as he explained some of the history as well.
Written 3 February 2020
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Michael S
1 contribution
Feb. 2020
Michael's tour was great--informative, fun, and well paced. He knows the city and shows obvious pride both in it and the country. Stops were well planned and the view of the city from across the harbor bridge is beautiful..We also got some background about the city and he took us through different neighborhoods which was very interesting. We had time at Mt Eden for bathroom break and ice cream.
Written 14 March 2020
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Joli_Papillon
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
Feb. 2020
This 3.5-hour van tour was driven by owner Michael. The meeting place was Queen’s Wharf which is to the right of the ferry building. Michael was nice and friendly, eager to tell us about his city. There were 10 or 11 of us and Michael took us around Auckland, to the marina, and also over the Auckland Harbor Bridge as well as to Mt Eden. We also drove out to St Heliers where there are a couple of beaches. Michael stopped often for photo ops. He is very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Auckland as well as the Maōri culture. It was a great way to sightsee around and in Auckland. Well worth it!
Written 17 March 2020
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sarahlynnsan
sarahlynnsan
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the best way to see Aukland when you arrive
soon after arriving in Auckland we got in the van to see the city. The guide/owner was so friendly and was a wealth
mvjtk9
mvjtk9
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Aukland City Tour
We were the only couple on this particular tour of Aukland, New Zealand. It lasted about 2 1/2 hours and cvered man
Allison M
Allison M
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Excellent introduction to Auckland
Michael is a fun and knowledgeable guide. Took us to all the must-see sights and some sights you might not get to o
SnotDok
SnotDok
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Hobbit on and glow worm tour
Our tour guide Mike, was super friendly, and knowledgeable. Funny jokes and personable. I’ve wanted to go to glow
cJay38
cJay38
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Hobbiton and glow worms
Excellent small group trip in a comfortable van. The tour guide, Mike, was wonderful: friendly, gregarious, knowled
villasun
villasun
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Nice tour if short on time
Good overview of Auckland. Michael our driver and guide told us some funny stories and made our tour worthwhile.
Arka B
Arka B
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Best 3 hours of our Auckland trip..
Michael picked us up right on time (we had chosen the 2:30pm slot). Me my wife and my 3 yr old son thoroughly enjoy
makeitwork09
makeitwork09
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Value for Money
Michael was both knowledgeable and accommodating. His friendly personality and sense of humour only added to the o
Jasminetea53
Jasminetea53
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Good tour of Auckland
An excellent tour all round Auckland. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and funny. For us it lasted a bit lon
Jessica d
Jessica d
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Good warm up
It was a nice start to the vacation. Good drive around the city. Given that we were on the off season it felt like
TravelingTrio123
TravelingTrio123
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Intimate and personal
Michael's tour is really good. His little bus can get you into places that the larger tour busses can't and the low
Oenomane
Oenomane
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a tour with Michael = a must do
on our tour we were the only guests and it was a great time with Michael. He showed us 'his' spots, special places,
Richard A
Richard A
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Excellent City Tour - Must Do !
My wife and I took this tour earlier today and can not recommend it highly enough. Michael is an excellent guide, k
lccunnin
lccunnin
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Michael is great!
Michael gave a great tour. He's fun, knowledgeable, and a local. He was very informative. It was a great little tou
dianapa
dianapa
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Day Well Spent
Small group with a wonderful tour guide named Michael. Learned a lot about the city and Michael. He made the tour!
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