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Auckland, New Zealand
Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See the sights of Auckland on a 3-hour small-group shore excursion in the ‘City of Sails.’ A knowledgeable guide takes you by mini-coach across the Harbour Bridge to tour the city center. You’ll drive along Queen Street and the suburb of Ponsonby, take a stroll at Devonport’s Narrow Neck Beach, visit the Auckland Fish Market and see the city spread out before you from the summit of Mt Victoria. Numbers are limited to 18 people to ensure personalized attention.
  • Auckland small-group city tour
  • Travel along Queen Street in the heart of the central business district
  • See the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby
  • Stroll along Narrow Neck Beach in historic Devonport
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Auckland from the summit of Mount Victoria
  • Visit Auckland Fish Market and the new Wynyard Quarter
  • Small-group tour limited to 18 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
Local guide
Cruise port pick up from the temporary bus stop in front of MSocial Auckland.
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Small group tour - max 16 people
Food and drinks
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
M Social Auckland , 196-200 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Please meet the tour in front of MSocial Auckland - if you are coming off of a cruise ship. (If you are travelling on this tour pre or post a cruise please confirm your inner city Auckland accommodation with us for pick up)

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.If you are coming off of a cruise ship please meet the tour at MSocial Hotel (196-200 Quay Street) at 8.50am. If you are starting at a hotel please reconfirm your hotel with us and we can collect your from there. Freephone 0800 423 224
When your cruise ship pulls into port, set out on a small-group shore excursion in Auckland, dubbed the ‘City of Sails.’ 

Start your 3-hour sightseeing tour with port pickup by mini-coach. Your guide provides informative commentary on notable landmarks, starting with a drive along Queen Street in the Central Business District (CBD). View Auckland University and the 185-acre (75-hectare) Auckland Domain, Auckland's oldest park, before your tour continues past lovely Victorian structures in the nearby suburb of Ponsonby.

Crossing the Harbour Bridge, your guide delivers you to the North Shore. Upon reaching the town of Devonport, get out to stroll Narrow Neck Beach, which boasts views of the extinct volcanic cone of Rangitoto Island. Enjoy a bit of free time in Devonport or Takapuna before driving to the top of Mt Victoria for sweeping views over Auckland.

Returning across the Harbour Bridge, discover the Westhaven marina and visit the Auckland Fish Market for a glimpse of local fishmongers selling fresh seafood. Finish your tour at the lively waterfront of Viaduct Harbour before drop-off at the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Queen Street
After pick up from your central Auckland hotel, travel up Queen St - the main street of the city centre and home to iconic buildings and mixture of shops and CBD offices
Pass By:  
Ponsonby
Continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, known for its historic buildings, before heading over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore.
Pass By:  
Auckland Harbour Bridge
Travel over the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge, connecting Auckland City with the North Shore suburbs
Stop At:  
Narrow Neck Beach
Here you can stroll on a beautiful white sand beach with views out across the Waitemata Harbour to Rangitoto Island and where there is time for a coffee (at own cost).
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Rangitoto Island
Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. You will see Rangitoto from many vantage points while on this tour.
Stop At:  
Mount Victoria Reserve
After a short drive through historic Devonport, continue up to the summit of Mount Victoria for stunning panoramic views of Auckland City and Devonport. Mount Victoria is Devonport's very own dormant volcano. Takarunga / Mount Victoria is the highest volcano on Auckland's North Shore, rising to 87 m. Takarunga means 'The hill that stands above' and its lava flows now line much of Devonport's waterfront
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Westhaven Marina
Then, travel back over the Harbour Bridge to view Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere. Westhaven Marina in Auckland, New Zealand, is the largest yacht marina in the Southern Hemisphere.The marina has nearly two thousand berths and swing moorings, and tends to be continually booked. Auckland, known as 'City of Sails', is generally known for its maritime passions
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Waitemata Harbour
Waitemata Harbour is the real name for what is often just called Auckland Harbour. It means “sparkling waters” in Maori, which is a very fitting name.
Stop At:  
Auckland Domain
Travel through Auckland Domain, Auckland's oldest park, and at 75 hectares one of the largest in the city. Located in the central suburb of Grafton, the park contains all of the explosion crater and most of the surrounding tuff ring of the Pukekawa volcano. This park is home to the Auckland Museum and the stunning Wintergardens.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Parnell
Travel through Parnell Village, a quaint little suburb on the city fringe.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small-group tour maximum 16 participants
  • All luggage must be kept aboard your ship or at a luggage storage facility at the port (own expense)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum TWO adults required for the tour to run.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bush and Beach
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour.

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star-5
Auckland City Tour
Heiddi_P
, Apr 2021
It was an awesome tour 😍. Our tourist guide is very accomodating and has a sense of humour. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour Heiddi and thank you for taking the time to review. Kind regards Ben Bush and Beach
star-4
Exactly what it promises.
Linsey_F
, Mar 2020
Although this was a short tour and the traffic was very slow, our tour guide did a great job, showing us the highlights of Auckland. He was very knowledgeable, made sure we were dropped off, picked up safely and had a very approachable manner. He took the time to drop us off as close to the ship as possible, taking into account the roadworks. I would certainly recommend this tour.
star-5
Our Auckland small group tour was...
Paula K
, Jan 2018
Our Auckland small group tour was amazing. This tour gave you a fabulous overview of the city while in port. Our tour guide really made the trip he was extremely knowledgeable and made sure to answer all questions. We made alot of stops for pictures and time to get out of the van and stretch your legs. We would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
A lovely tour of Auckland and a very...
simlo
, Mar 2017
A lovely tour of Auckland and a very informative bus driver, highly recommended.
star-4
A great way to see a lot in little...
George_W
, Feb 2017
A great way to see a lot in little time. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. This was a good way to see the area when cruising. MUCH to see here!
star-5
Highlight of our holiday. Great...
Leonard_M
, Apr 2016
Highlight of our holiday. Great driver and great van. Driver was very accomodating and easy to talk to. Very knowledgable driver and we saw some wonderful sights. This was the best.
star-5
Beautiful city, fantastic tour to...
MrN_P
, Apr 2016
Beautiful city, fantastic tour to get the feel for the place. Great guide, would go back to stay and see more of this stunning city.
star-5
Very satisfied with this tour. We...
Wendy
, Mar 2016
Very satisfied with this tour. We didn't have a lot of time in Auckland so this a.m. tour was exactly what we were looking for. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
star-4
very good had good commentry enjoyed...
dianne
, Mar 2016
very good had good commentry enjoyed the whole tour
star-2
For the money I paid I expected a...
Mary K
, Feb 2016
For the money I paid I expected a little bit more than a bus ride, but the stop at Mt Victoria summit was very good. The tour was 74.95 for 3 hours that is too much for so little.
star-4
Very good tour. Could cover quite a...
Chandra S
, Feb 2016
Very good tour. Could cover quite a few places in a short time. The driver Alan was very knowledgeable and he provided excellent commentary.
star-5
Had a fabulous time. The driver was...
PHILIP B
, Dec 2015
Had a fabulous time. The driver was a fantastic Tour Guide. Would recommend this tour .......many thanks. Phil
star-5
It was a very informative and fun...
nan
, Oct 2015
It was a very informative and fun tour. Saw a lot of the city, had lots of background on various parts, and lots of funny stories. Would definitely recommend!
star-5
We had a great tour and Dawn our guide...
sueandpaul74
, Oct 2015
We had a great tour and Dawn our guide was excellent easily one of our best tours
star-5
A great way to see Auckland when...
Dean and Evelia
, Aug 2015
A great way to see Auckland when time is limited. The tour conductor was friendly and knowledgeable.
star-4
Great tour with good commentary...
kenneth e
, Apr 2015
Great tour with good commentary Auckland to me lacked the Wow Factor
star-5
This was an excellent tour and Dawn...
allanzedan
, Dec 2014
This was an excellent tour and Dawn was an excellent driver/commentator. I would highly recommend this to other travelers.
star-5
A really interesting tour. The...
Glen W
, Nov 2014
A really interesting tour. The guide was excellent and had a lot of knowledge of the history of Auckland. The time went very fast. Excellent Value
star-4
Good trip for overview of Auckland...
kaylyn_j
, Apr 2014
Good trip for overview of Auckland. Driver/ guide very friendly and was excellent with her knowledge and time.
star-5
The driver/guide for the Auckland...
Brij K
, Feb 2014
The driver/guide for the Auckland City Tour was the best we had out of the eight days of Land Excursions we took while cruising around New Zealand. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient. I wish the cuise lines hired Viator and your guides for all of their Land Excursions!!

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