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Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS provided by Auckland Scenic Tours

Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS

Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS
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from $150.00 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
Maximize your time with an itinerary packed with top attractions 
Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transport
This tour is limited to a maximum of 11 or 14 persons
Spectacular Auckland views from One Tree Hill, Achilles Point.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37991P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off at Downtown Centrally Situated Hotels or Cruise Ships • Driver/guide • Transport by air-conditioned minibus • Wine-tasting • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery
Exclusions
Lunch • Personal expenses
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up ONLY from all Downtown CBD Accommodation (Hotels, BNBs, Backpackers Hotels etc) and also the cruise terminals for guests arriving by cruise ship
Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Ports:
Auckland
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off at Downtown Centrally Situated Hotels or Cruise Ships • Driver/guide • Transport by air-conditioned minibus • Wine-tasting • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery
Exclusions
Lunch • Personal expenses
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up ONLY from all Downtown CBD Accommodation (Hotels, BNBs, Backpackers Hotels etc) and also the cruise terminals for guests arriving by cruise ship
Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Ports:
Auckland
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Some easy walking is involved. Comfortable shoes recommended
Minimum Age is 10 years
We can provide this tour to groups larger than 14 by discussions with Viator and ourselves
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sky Tower
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Harbour Bridge
    Devonport
  • 1
    Muriwai Gannet Colony
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    North Head Historic Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Achilles Point
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Auckland Domain
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Soljans Estate Winery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Riverhead
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Mission Bay
    Kohimarama
  • 7
    Remuera
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Mount Eden
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Tamaki Drive
    Parnell
    Orakei Basin
    Paritai Drive
    Waimauku
    Coatesville
  • You'll end at
    Sky Tower
    Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Larry m
Minesing, Canada283 contributions
Simply amazing
Jan 2020
Picked up at the pier for a full day of exploring the beautiful city of Auckland. Mike was our driver and our tour guide with a fountain of knowledge. We visited all the highlights of the Auckland and also enjoyed a delicious lunch and also visited a winery. Walking up a volcano to view the city was priceless. This is a MUST tour when you visit Auckland for the very first time and it’s worth every penny.
Great tour Mike!
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wow! Loved your headline " Simply amazing." You experienced first hand why we pride our tour as being the most comprehensive 1 Day Tour available of Auckland. Whether, like you ,on a cruise ship or at a hotel, our tour truly encapsulates the real Auckland with its vibrancy, spectacular scenery and the 360 views atop our volcanoes (extinct of course) that give the most amazing views of Auckland. You can now appreciate why to see the best of Auckland you need to be in a smaller 12-15 centre vehicle rather than the 50/60/70 seater coaches as, due to the topography of Auckland, we journey to places the large buses physically cannot go to. No doubt when you reflect on a map of Auckland you will truly appreciate how much of Auckland we covered and you saw; and yes the historic lunch stop that so many guests say is one of the highlights of the day not to mention the wine tasting (included in our tour) We appreciated your comment also " it’s worth every penny. " as we believe everyone of our 8 tours are excellent value-for-money Thank you for choosing our tour and best wishes
Written 9 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anatole B
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Awesome city
Apr 2019
Worth the bucks. Auckland has sights to die for, bucket list heaven. Value for money. Gets you to volcanoes, beaches, downtown, waterfront, etc..
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you. We pride ourselves on our Full Day Tour of Auckland being the most extensive and comprehensive 1 Day Tour available. We were privileged to share our city with you and now you can appreciate why we say this. As you mentioned are there any better views in Auckland that aloft the volcanoes (all extinct) that we travel to for spectacular 360 degree views. Our tour encapsulates the history, culture, fauna and flora and our tour is like opening pandora's box that is just full of gems; the rugged West Coaches black Sand Beaches, the vibrancy of the waterfront, quaint Devonport with its historic villas, the wine district of west Auckland, the countryside, the beautiful Wintergarden and Fernery, historic lunch stop...….. just to mention a few. You clearly fell in love with Auckland and our knowledgeable guide would have made your day even more special. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes for the rest of your time in New Zealand
Written 6 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

D F W
Hervey Bay, Australia30 contributions
Awesome Day Tour
MickS picked us up at our hotel early and he made the day so enjoyable by his knowledge of the whole area andhis interaction with the whole group. One of the best day tours we've been on and MickS made it happen, was like going out for the day with friends. The van was nice and clean and we were fortunate with the weather.
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
DavidS23368
Thank you! Loved your headline "Awesome Day Tour" We make no secret of the fact that our Full Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive Full Day 8 Hour Tour of Auckland available. As you experienced Auckland is such a beautiful and spectacular city that you just need a knowledgeable and experienced guide to show you. You clealry experienced that. You are right that from the moment we pick you up in the conmfort and luxury of one of our Mercedes Benz vehicles, we are strangers but by the end of the day, we are like family and this is at the heart of the ethos and culture of our Company. I sense you fell in love with Auckland. You would have marvelled at the stunning 360 degree views when we were elevated but equally at the history, culture, fauna and flora that was unfolded to you Our tour is the ideal tour for anyone in Auckland for a day (either off a cruise ship-where we pick up from or staying at a hotel) like you and you want to see as much as you possibly can. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ros G
Vancouver, Canada43 contributions
Fabulous tour of a beautiful city
This was a great tour showcasing the beauty of Auckland and surrounding areas. We saw the wild west coast with its beautiful surf and gannet colony, stunning beaches within a short drive of downtown, interesting historic neighborhoods and the amazing Winter Garden with its unique collection of New Zealand ferns. Our guide Mike was considerate, informative and truly passionate about Auckland. He’s a great ambassador for this lovely city. The tour makes for a very full, memorable day. Highly recommend it.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
DavidS23368
Thank you. It was a pleasure to host you as we showcased our spectacular city. We make no secret of the fact that our Full Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive Full Day Tour of Auckland availaible. It is perfect for either those either off a cruise ship or just transitting Auckland for a day and want to see as much as possible. You would also have marvelled at the stunning 360 degree views when we were aloft at some of the highest landmarks in Auckland. The typography of Auckland is such is that if you truly want to see Auckland you need to be in smaller vehicles as our 12 and 15 seater Mercedes Benz vehicles can access the places the 50/60/70 seater coaches just cannot go to. Additionally, as you experienced our tour is highly personal which affords us the best opportunity to explain in depth the history of each location that we travel to plus of course, take photos with amazing backdrops that you would have appreciated and will look back so fondly on. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes
Written 8 February 2020
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JMR707
Huntington beach3 contributions
Around Auckland
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful day visiting Auckland with our guide Nick. He was funny, informative, and provided a very complete tour. I would recommend him and the tour company for anyone who has a free day or is on a cruise stop.
Written 21 January 2020
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DavidS23368
Thank you! Isn't Auckland a spectacular city particularly when you get elevated, as we do. You only need a highly knowledgeable guide to show you and we thank you for these lovely comments about one of our tour guides. We pride ourselves on our tour being the most comprehensive 1 Day Tour of Auckland available and you experienced this first hand. Whether you are just in Auckland for a day and want to see as much as possible or arriving on a cruise ship and want to see similarly. All our Mercedes Benz vehicles are either 11 or 14 seater vehicles so small personal tours and with the topography of Auckland we can go where the big buses physically cannot go which affords the spectacular views that you would have absolutely loved. Thank you for choosing our tour
Written 22 January 2020
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JORDASH
Mansfield, TX2 contributions
Who thought we would find Southern hospitality in New Zealand?!?
We were a group of six from Alabama excited to see Auckland. This was absolutely the best choice we could have made. We learned about New Zealand's history and culture in a perfectly curated tour of the city. Our tour guide, Tyler, was the awesomest awesome. Simply put A.MAZ.ING time!
Written 1 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
You experienced first hand why Kiwis (New Zealanders) are the very special people we are. We greet you as strangers but when we finally say Hare Ra (goodbye), it is almost like we are family. This is the nature of all our tours and is the ethos and culture of our Company. Every single one of our guests is special and you experienced this first-hand. I can sense that you all had an extraordinary day as we showcased our fabulous City to you. Auckland is such a beautiful City, steeped in history. You just need a very knowledgeable and experienced guide to show you that as you reflected in your comments. We make no secret of the fact that our signature Full Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive Full Day Tour of Auckland available. When you reflect you will marvel at how much you saw in the 8 hours and is ideal for those with just a day in Auckland at a hotel and want to see as much as possible or on a cruise ship for a day in Auckland. Our Mercedes Benz vehicles are ideal for the topography of Auckland as they can provide the best views that the larges buses/coaches simply cannot do. Thank you sincerely for choosing our Tour and Best Wishes to you all for Christmas and 2020
Written 3 December 2019
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KarenLeigh2017
Newcastle, Australia11 contributions
Great Day Out in Auckland
Nov 2019
We were a party of four on the tour this day, so plenty of room to spread out in the van. The tour itself was an excellent overview of Auckland which included spectacular views, interesting neighborhoods, beaches, a winery, tunnels and gun fortification and of course the lovely NZ countryside and more. David is clearly passionate about Auckland and that made the day very special. He timed the tour and breaks well. He took photos of us on our camera at key interest points to ensure we had lovely memories to take home with us. This tour is billed as the most comprehensive tour of Auckland and it lives up to its name. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended if you want to see the real Auckland.
Written 27 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you! You are right that our tour is widely regarded as the most comprehensive Full Day Tour of Auckland. It is ideal for those with only 1 day spare (like transiting Auckland, on a cruise ship, before/after a cruise ship) and want to see and learn the maximum amount possible about Auckland in the 8 hours we are together. Auckland is steeped in history and we felt privileged to share our City with you. You marvelled at the 360 degree views when we went atop 2 of our 56 volcanoes; the rugged West Coast Beaches with their fine black sand; the quaint township of Devonport; the wine tasting; our historic lunch stop; the beautiful green country side; the Wintergardens and Fernery to name just a few. Auckland is best viewed in a smaller vehicle like our 12 or 15 seater Mercedes as we can go where the bigger coaches just physically cannot go When you reflect on the numerous photos you took, you will look back with some very fine memories of the day we shared together. Thank you sincerely for taking our tour and also the lovely words about one of our tour guides
Written 29 November 2019
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7Travelingtheworld--
Atlanta, GA15 contributions
Excellent tour
Nov 2019
We very much enjoyed this full day overview of Auckland. So much to see but never felt rushed. Our guide Mike was was wonderful - friendly and informative. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you. We have designed our Full Day Tour of Auckland to be the most comprehensive that is available. It is ideal for those either on cruise ships, hotels etc with just 1 Day where they want to see as much as they possible can in 8 hours. With our smaller 12 and 15 seater Mercedes-Benz vehicles, we go where the bigger buses just can't go due to the topography of Auckland I sense you fell in love with Auckland and you would have loved the spectacular 360 degree views as we journeyed up the volcanoes and the highest parts of Auckland where you would have marvelled at the stunning 360 degree views. Auckland, as you experienced, is one of the largest cities geographically in the World. You just need a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide to show you. It is clear you appreciated being in the hands of one of our very knowledgeable and professional guides Thank you for choosing our tour and best wishes
Written 26 November 2019
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Jeffrey T
Austin, TX2 contributions
Amazing tour of Auckland area
We were the only couple who booked the tour this day, but they were happy to run the tour anyway. Our guide David says they've never cancelled a tour due to limited bookings, which is pretty impressive. The tour itself was an excellent tour through and around Auckland with spectacular views, interesting neighborhoods, and interesting information. Getting outside of Auckland proper is the way to go. David is clearly passionate about Auckland and that made the day quite special.

I'd recommend this tour to anyone on their first days in Auckland as a great way to orient themselves and decide on future activities in the area.
Written 14 November 2019
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Thank you! Our Full Day Tour of Auckland is widely regarded as the most comprehensive tour of Auckland available. In the 8 hours that you shared with our tour guide you clearly fell in love with Auckland as you marvelled at the views from atop the volcanoes; the rugged West Coast with the gannet colony; the quaint township of Devonport with its thousands of old villas; the beautiful beaches; the history of Maori in Auckland; the wine tasting; the countryside with the beautiful fauna and flora and our very special and historic location. Auckland is a very special City; you just need a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide to show you. Thank you for sharing your appreciation of our tour and the knowledge of one of our guides. This is ideal for any one with just a day in Auckland and wanting to see as much as possible; on a cruise ship for the day in Auckland or also as you mention to orient themselves to explore in more detail Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand and thank you for choosing our tour
Written 16 November 2019
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ManattanTraveler
New York City, NY3 contributions
Awesome Day!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our guide, Nick, was informative and entertaining. Sharing not only information but stories and background that made each site more interesting. We had a fabulous day with a small group of marvelous people. Learned a lot. Took loads of pictures. And ate and drank with gusto. I'd recommend this tour to anyone. A day well spent learning about the beautiful city of Auckland and it's surroundings. Thank you,Nick.
Written 9 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Auckland is a spectacular City! You just need a very knowledgeable guide to show you. We have designed our Full Day Auckland Tour to be the most comprehensive 8 hour tour that is available in Auckland; ideal for those who have just 1 day in Auckland and want to see as much as they possible can. In designing our tour, we have encapsulated the true fabric of Auckland with our volcanoes, rugged West Coast Black Sand Beaches, historic Auckland icons, quaint townships, countryside/farm life, vineyards, spectacular views to mention a few. I can sense you loved all this and fell in love with Auckland and you have lots of photos that you will treasure for a long time. Thank you!
Written 22 April 2019
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Great Tour, Great Guide
When going to to New Zealand, visiting Hobbiton and the Glow caves are a must do. Of all the different tours availa
zaramary
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Fanstastic tour
I can't speak highly enough of this tour and recommend it to anyone during their time in Auckland. Our guide, Matt
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Amazing, highly recommended
This scenic tour was amazing and went above and beyond our expectations, thanks to our amazing tour guide David! Th
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Birthday bash extraordinaire
The whole tour was fabulous - the tour guide shared lots of interesting local stories, was entertaining and really
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paulpV7242KA
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Full day wine tour in Auckland with lunch
The team at Auckland Scenic Tours were so accomodating and just made it easy to relax and enjoy a great day with ou
Oliviabrummitt
Oliviabrummitt
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11/10! Highly recommend!
Amazing day trip! The early morning was totally worth it. David was an excellent tour guide and I would highly reco
emilyz906
emilyz906
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Hobbiton Movie Set - five stars
Auckland Scenic Tours was outstanding. I really appreciate their no cancellation policy as I was only there for a f
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Exceptional Tour Guide - David
Absolute knowledgable & friendly guide with excellent photography skills for the best interest of my tour experienc
TheresaB934
TheresaB934
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Auckland has so much history and charm!
Getting to know the history of Auckland and taking the time to look up at the buildings. The guide was so knowledge
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verbelmonte
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Hobitton and Waitomo Glow worms, highly recommended
Highly recommended, David was super friendly and knows where the best spot for photography, making sure that we are
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ThumbsUp2021
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Thumbs Up Adventure Club
Our group of 10 very much enjoyed this trip. It was great having a small van to ourselves, and David our driver wa
matthewmanuel
matthewmanuel
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Magnificent and excellent wine tour
Dave, the tour guide exceeded our expectation. He is very knowledgeable and knows the wine tour details very well a
ConorMcWRoss
ConorMcWRoss
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5 Stars
- Catered to all requests - Great communication - Professional Drivers - Tidy vehicles - 5 Start service and no co
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marilyn_veggro
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Awesome Full Day tasting
We had an awesome day celebrating one of our friends Birthdays. The tour guides, the tasting experience and the foo
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miahsmall3
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Amazing
Had an absolutely great time! David was our guide and he is such a great driver we all felt super safe. Hes also a
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