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Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour

  • Maximize your time with an itinerary packed with top attractions 
  • Spectacular Auckland views from One Tree Hill, Achilles Point and Bastion Point
  • Personalized tour: small group limited to just six
Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
From US$89.86
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Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
From US$89.86
If you only have one day to discover Auckland, this tour squeezes in as many must-see sights as possible. See the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge, explore neighborhoods such as Ponsonby and Devonport, and take in the views from One Tree Hill, then spot gannets at Muriwai Beach and enjoy wine tasting along the Kumeu wine trail.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup, set out to discover Auckland by air-conditioned minibus, starting with a scenic drive along the North Shore. Stop to take photos of the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour, en-route to Devonport, then hop out to stroll the seafront promenade. Continue along the coast, stopping at lookout points such as North Head, from where you can spot Rangitoto Island; Misson Bay, and Bastion Point.
Back in the city, pass Viaduct harbour and the Sky Tower, before taking a walk around the beautiful parks of One Tree Hill and the Auckland Domain. Visit the popular Ponsonby neighborhood for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and some time to browse the many boutiques and galleries. Then, pay a visit to Muriwai Beach, home to one of New Zealand’s most important Gannet breeding colonies.
End your tour with wine tasting in the Kumeu wine region, before being dropped back at your hotel.
Reviews (64)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour

Nick was very informative. Wonderful views of the city and beaches. Mt Edan was okay but views were great...at least we did not have to walk up to the top. The best stop was Muriwai beach with the gannetts...Beautiful! Stopped at a great place for...More

Thank 701frand
Reviewed 6 days ago
Get a real feel for Auckland and surrounding area

Nick is a great guide so ask for him. He is pleasant, easy going and knows his stuff. This tour is a great start your exploring Auckland. You get a real overview of the places to see on your own. Great way to start your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Milo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome tour of Auckland!

My one-day tour of Auckland with David was nothing short of amazing. The small group (9 of us) made it very manageable. We saw all the best things, and the commentary was stellar. We had time to take pictures and have a look at some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tracy L
DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on one of our "signature' tours", our Full Day Tour of Auckland. From the moment our tour guide picked the 5 groups up from the cruise ship, it was obvious that you would fall in...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile
Great Informative Tour

Tour was very informative, certainly good enough for 1st timers to Auckland. Nick - our guide was excellent, funny yet knowledgeable. Group size was seven and much personalised. Went to at least 7-8 places of attractions. Lunch not included though.More

Thank AweJames
DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your lovely comments about our Full Day Tour of Auckland and one of our tour guides. Our guide said that you were in awe when you viewed Auckland from atop the volcanoes; you loved the ruggedness of the black sand beaches...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

AST did a wonderful job showing us the most attractive and most beautiful scenes of Auckland in a full-day tour that did not tire us out. The fact that the group was small (a total of 9) made it easy to go from one place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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DavidS23368, Owner at Auckland Scenic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

Thank you for sharing your comments on our Full Day Tour of Auckland. This is widely recognized as the most comprehensive 1 Day Tour of Auckland; ideal for those with only a short time in Auckland either on a cruise ship or passing through to...More

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December 22, 2018|
Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a lunch stop scheduled at a very nice restaurant with luncheon specials. You do have to pay for your own meal. Hope this helps