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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get a personalized introduction to Auckland’s most important sights on a half-day tour for your group of up to 11 people. Make the most of your time in Auckland with a convenient trip that includes round-trip hotel transfer from centrally-located Auckland hotels.
  • See key Auckland sights with a local guide and learn about Auckland history and culture
  • Travel in a van that seats up to 11 people
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Round trip transfer from your hotel or cruise ship
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Local driver/guide
Central hotel pickup and drop-off
Local taxes
Food and drinks, unless specified
Minimum age is 10 years

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up ONLY at all Downtown CBD Accommodation (Hotels, BNBs, Backpacker Hotels etc); also from the cruise ship terminals

Ports

  • Auckland


Begin with pickup at your Auckland hotel or cruise ship terminal, then travel to a series of popular city sights with a local driver/guide. Learn about the history of Auckland along the way to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, then explore Devonport, a scenic suburb with views across the water to downtown Auckland.

Stop by North Head, a headland formed by the volcano Maungauika, and visit One Tree Hill, a second volcanic peak which looks out at both of Auckland’s harbors. Maori people call this hill Maungakiekie, or ‘mountain of the kiekie vine,’ and it was home to an important fortification prior to the arrival of Europeans.

Soak up the hip, bustling atmosphere on Ponsonby Road, which is home to some of the city’s best bars, restaurants, and shops, then continue on a route through central Auckland that can be customized to your interests. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Auckland Harbour Bridge
Built in 1959, this affords spectacular 360 degree views and photo opportunities of Auckland as we travel across the bridge to the North Shore of Auckland
Stop At:  
Devonport
This is arguably the quaintest township in Auckland and dating back to 1850, the oldest on the North Shore that people liken to Sausilito in San Francisco. Marvel at the 5,000 odd villas as we explain how to tell their age
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
North Head Historic Reserve
Steeped in history and we explain this as formerly this was an underground township (during the 2nd World War and the 1880s) with a labyrinth of tunnels. Affords spectacular 360 degree views of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Winter Garden Auckland Domain
Is there any more beautiful place in Auckland than visiting the 2 stunning Wintergardens (these magnificent glasshouses) over 100 years old and our Fernery, home to our 80 endemic ferns including the most famous, our Silver Fern
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mount Eden
The highest point on the isthmus of Auckland at 196 metres. Journey to the top and marvel at the most spectacular 360 degree views of Auckland.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tamaki Drive
Marvel at the beauty of Auckland's inner City beaches and the beautiful native Pohutakawa trees that flank the coastline
Pass By:  
Paritai Drive
The richest street not only in Auckland but New Zealand that additionally offers spectacular views over Okahu Bay and Auckland Harbour
Pass By:  
Mission Bay
Marvel at the old stone cottage constructed by Bishop Selwyn in 1848 with volcanic rock as you journey through one of the quaintest coastal suburbs in Auckland as you journey to Kohimarama
Stop At:  
Achilles Point
One of the most historic places in Auckland; but also affords the most spectacular views of the Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Orakei Basin
One of 3 crater lakes in Auckland as we explain its history and significance
Stop At:  
Remuera
Marvel at the homes in the richest suburb of not only Auckland but New Zealand as we explain the types of timber used in their construction and how to tell their age
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Parnell
Marvel at the golden mile of Parnell, the oldest suburb of Auckland dating back to 1841
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking(We can provide this tour to groups larger than 14 by discussions with Viator and ourselves)
  • A small amount of easy walking is involved. Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Auckland Scenic Tours
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS.

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star-4
A perfect day for viewing Auckland.
Michael_C
, Mar 2020
This was a basic 1/2 day tour of Auckland. Our tour guide gave a nice overview of the Auckland area showing us all the key sites. It was a beautiful day and an enjoyable afternoon.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your lovely comments comments about our tour. From the moment we picked you up off your cruise ship, we were privileged to share our City with you. You will reflect on the lovely photos that you took and will look back on these and see how much you saw and how much we showed you of Auckland in the limited 4 hours that we shared our City with you. We pride ourselves on our Half Day Tour of Auckland being the most comprehensive available and you experienced this first hand. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes for the rest of your travels
star-5
“10 out of 5 for Mike!”
Larry_S
, Mar 2020
Tour guide Mike was exceptional- very personable, very knowledgeable, with a great Kiwi spirit. Great way to get an overview of Auckland and New Zealand.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your lovely comments about our tour and one of our tour guides. I sense you fell in love with Auckland in the brief 4 hours we shared our City with you both. We appreciated your lovely comments also about one of our tour guides; you experienced first hand why our guides are so renowned in our industry and also what makes us " KIwis" the very special people that we are. We were privileged to share our City with you. Thank you for choosing our tour
star-5
Wonderful morning in Auckland
ronnazimmer
, Jan 2020
My family of four adults had a delightful and educational private tour of Auckland with Mike. Since we had already visited Auckland a few years ago and seen the usual tourist sights, we were looking for some other points of interest and Mike delivered. We visited some lovely beach communities and some hills and mountains with amazing vistas in addition to seeing some lovely parks and sights in Auckland. We arrived in Auckland on The Seabourn Encore and were picked up and returned to the dock adjacent to our ship in a nice van and on time. Thank you for making our visit to Auckland so special and one that we will happily remember.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for these lovely comments about our tour and one of our tour guides. Auckland, as you experienced, is such a beautiful city; you just need to be shown this by a guide well versed in the history, culture, fauna and flora of our city; not to mention the spectacular views from the elevated locations that we travel Thank you for choosing our tour
star-5
A wonderful sight seeing tour spent...
ephang
, Mar 2018
A wonderful sight seeing tour spent with the most friendly, responsible and knowledgeable tour guide David. He drove us from the South shore to the North shore of Auckland in his mini coach, pointing out many interesting attractions of the area the old houses, city high-rises, beaches and made stops for us to take pictures. We visited the Parnell Wintergardens and the One Tree Hill -must see because of a full view of Auckland on top of the hill. David told us the story of One Tree Hill as he drove down the hill. We loved the half-day spent with David. Before we headed to the airport, David made arrangement for a taxi to take us there. He greeted us by name and looked after us very well.
star-5
This was the most efficient way to...
Bev.van.zandt
, Dec 2017
This was the most efficient way to see as much as we could in very limited time. We were picked up from the Skytower, after we jumped off and were shown around the city in a small van with six other guests. Nick was very friendly and was willing to get us back to our ship in time for safety drill. This is just a driving trip with several photo stops, except we were taken to a beautiful botanic gardens where we had time to wander among the beautiful flowers. A relaxing afternoon.
star-5
Nick was an excellent guide... also...
Lembi B
, Dec 2017
Nick was an excellent guide... also lots of photo opportunities!
star-5
This was an excellent trip, the best...
GLORIA M
, Dec 2017
This was an excellent trip, the best we have had for a long while. David made our tour memorable. I especially loved the view from Mount Victoria and the Botanical Gardens. Amazing!
star-5
Our guide was great. Showed us all...
Lucinda W
, Dec 2017
Our guide was great. Showed us all around just as the description. Pick up was prompt and drop off the same. Thank you.
star-5
Extremely accommodating. Tour guide...
pat
, Nov 2017
Extremely accommodating. Tour guide DAVE-EXCELLENT. We were picked up at hotel with our luggage and dropped off at cruise ship after 1/2 day wonderful tour. Dave was very responsible for our belongings in his vehicle. Orakei, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, St. Heliers, Achilles Point, Remuera, One Tree Hill, Mt Victoria Reserve- all wonderful stops. Parnell Wintergardens -gorgeous. CAN YOU BELIEVE ALL THIS IN A 1/2 DAY TOUR!!!!
star-1
We took a small group tour and the...
John S
, Nov 2017
We took a small group tour and the vehicle and the windows were too small to be able to enjoy the sites. The 6 people in the 2 back seats had little or no view of the outside. It was not a vehicle suited for sightseeing unless you were in the front seat. There was a lot of driving around and the guide had little to say except to one of the passengers in the front. He had to skip the One Tree Hill stop because he couldn't find a place to park there. After much driving in cramped quarters our foursome and another couple opted to leave the tour early so as not to waste anymore of the day. A disappointing tour!!

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