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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

  • 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
Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour
From US$47.94
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3.5 + hours, Scenic Tour of Auckland
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3.5 + hours, Scenic Tour of Auckland
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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.
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.

Reviews (102)
1 - 5 of 66 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Beautiful day!

The tour is a must-do if you aren't in Auckland for a long period of time. We were able to see all around the city as well as the major highlights through a tour with Michael. He was funny, informative, and really wanted us to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lilyan G
Reviewed 4 days ago
Comprehensive & Informative Tour

The tour guide Michael was well informed and the tour was very comprehensive with a lot packed into the afternoon. Quite a wide area was covered with a number of stops made for photo opportunities and an entertaining commentary was provided throughout. As we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RJB42
MichaelS23576, Owner at Auckland City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your kind review, and I'm glad you enjoyed my tour. I wish you had said something at the time, because I could have turned up the volume on the speaker system. Sorry. Kind Regards. Michael.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see the main sites

Michael was a great tour guide, knowledgeable, passionate about his job & great for a chat. Think it was just the right amount of time and sites for a stay in Auckland. Would recommend to anyone visiting

1  Thank Cosquilla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour!

Michael was very informative on the area and provided interesting details, not only about the area but family life in the Auckland area. I highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnnaW2345
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile
Highly recommend this tour

I highly reccomend this tour. Michael who owns the business is very personable and engaging. He picks you up at your hotel, was exactly on time, and very knowledgeable of the area. I found the price of the tour quite reasonable. Again, i would recommend...More

2  Thank W825ZQanng
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from W825ZQanng | Reviewed this property |
They picked me up at my hotel. I'm sure they would pick you up at the cruise ship terminal. You will need to notify them.
January 4, 2019|
Response from MichaelS23576 | Property representative |
Our tour is 3.5 to 4 hours and is very comprehensive. Have a look at the reviews and description which should give you an idea of what is covered. A ride to the top of the Sky Tower, is not included, but I can drop you to... More
Alan G
December 30, 2018|
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Response from MichaelS23576 | Property representative |
It would depend on how many people were on the tour. My Minibus is set up for touring, but if there were spare seats available. No problem. Alternatively, Harbour Information Centre on Pier 1 at the Ferry Terminal offer bag... More