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A personalised introduction to Auckland. Auckland Express Tour provided by Toru Tours

A personalised introduction to Auckland. Auckland Express Tour

A personalised introduction to Auckland. Auckland Express Tour
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For those with limited time in Auckland, this express tour is the ideal choice, taking in sights that you wouldn’t be able to reach on foot and cramming as much as possible into a few hours. Take in the views from Mount Eden and Bastion Point, explore the lively Parnell neighborhood, learn about Auckland’s Maori heritage at One Tree Hill, and see famous landmarks like the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Maximize your time in Auckland on an express tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour: more personalized experience
What to expect
  • After pickup from your hotel or cruise port (morning tour only), set out to discover Auckland by air-conditioned minibus, starting with the dramatic view from Bastion point. Then jump out to visit One Tree Hill, a site significant to Auckland’s Maori population. Continue to another famous viewpoint, the sacred peak of Mount Eden, and enjoy a short hike to the summit for an incredible view. Back in the city, explore the affluent neighborhood of Parnell Village, where highlights include the Auckland Domain, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and the Holy Trinity Church. End your tour by driving over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, with views across Waitemata Harbour, before being dropped off in central Auckland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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 in Auckland on an express tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour: more personalized experience
What to expect
  • After pickup from your hotel or cruise port (morning tour only), set out to discover Auckland by air-conditioned minibus, starting with the dramatic view from Bastion point. Then jump out to visit One Tree Hill, a site significant to Auckland’s Maori population. Continue to another famous viewpoint, the sacred peak of Mount Eden, and enjoy a short hike to the summit for an incredible view. Back in the city, explore the affluent neighborhood of Parnell Village, where highlights include the Auckland Domain, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and the Holy Trinity Church. End your tour by driving over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, with views across Waitemata Harbour, before being dropped off in central Auckland.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7497P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel or port pickup (Morning tour only) and drop-off at centrally-located drop off points
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free limited Wifi offered on request.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (not specified)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand We will meet outside the Sky City Hotel and Casino Entrance at 9.50am for the Morning Tour, and 1.20pm for the afternoon tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Mt. Eden is a sacred mountain. Thus vehicles are not allowed to the top. Please note that there is a 10-minute walk of 220-yards (200-meters) 270 steps to the summit and volcanic crater. A good level of fitness is required; however, the walk is optional.
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel or port pickup (Morning tour only) and drop-off at centrally-located drop off points
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free limited Wifi offered on request.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (not specified)
Departure details
  • SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand We will meet outside the Sky City Hotel and Casino Entrance at 9.50am for the Morning Tour, and 1.20pm for the afternoon tour.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Mt. Eden is a sacred mountain. Thus vehicles are not allowed to the top. Please note that there is a 10-minute walk of 220-yards (200-meters) 270 steps to the summit and volcanic crater. A good level of fitness is required; however, the walk is optional.
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    SkyCity Auckland
    Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    We will meet outside the Sky City Hotel and Casino Entrance at 9.50am for the Morning Tour, and 1.20pm for the afternoon tour.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • 1
    Winter Garden Auckland Domain
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mount Eden
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Eden Park
  • 3
    Cornwall Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    MJ Savage Memorial Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Holy Trinity Cathedral
    Parnell Rose Gardens
    Parnell
  • You'll return to the starting point
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possum47
Sydney, Australia95 contributions
Highly recommended
May 2021
Really enjoyed our tour. Our guide Paul was very friendly and personable. He was very knowledgeable and answered all our many questions. This tour is a really great way to get a good overview of Auckland. We would not have done nearly as much on our own, and it was a good way to find out what we would like to do while here. Paul was super-helpful and a great guy. Highly recommended.
Written 24 May 2021
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your review. It is really pleasing you enjoyed your day. Going to a new city can be bewildering and time-consuming so I'm glad you found the tour a really good use of your time. Thanks for the recommendation. Safe journeys. Paul.
Written 29 May 2021
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Ross H
Queenstown, New Zealand4 contributions
Ross
I did a trip with this company on Tuesday. Great company to deal with. The trip was Excellent. The guide was great. Would definitely book with them again.
Written 16 March 2021
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your kind review. I am happy you had a great time. As you noted when we were on tour, that you would have missed so many of the hidden gems of Auckland. It would be great to have you back. Nga Mihi Paul.
Written 17 March 2021
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TabNZ
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
Wonderful Must-Do Tour of Auckland!
Oct 2020
We are a family of four who recently relocated to Auckland for work and wanted to orientate ourselves quickly, so we booked a tour with Paul and had a fabulous morning, visiting the beautiful gardens near the War Museum, climbing Mount Eden, driving up through the park around One Tree Hill etc. It was a great way to start to get to know the city. Paul is a warm, friendly guide who is a mine of information about everything Auckland! We came away full of ideas and tips on where to visit next, days out etc. Book this tour - you will not regret it!
Written 17 November 2020
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your kind recommendation. It was wonderful hosting you all. I am really pleased you got real value from the tour. There is nothing like getting a real Aucklander to show you around our fabulous city. Hope your settling in well. Paul.
Written 25 November 2020
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Library Lil
4 contributions
Toru Tours
Sep 2020 • Friends
A wonderful few hours exploring Auckland with Paul, a friendly and knowledgeable guide. A special experience.
Written 28 September 2020
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your kind review. It was a real pleasure hosting you. Sometimes Auckland can be a bit of a maze, so having a local get you around the place is so much easier. Great to have you here. Paul.
Written 12 October 2020
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Kathleen S
9 contributions
Auckland express tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a very comprehensive 3 hour tour with our passionate tour guide, Neil. We now have a better understanding of the Maori culture and their history, thank you Neil
Written 16 March 2020
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your review. You were very fortunate to have Neil hosting. Being from our local tribe, his knowledge of the Maori Culture is Excellent. We are very pleased you enjoyed your tour, having a local to share it with you ,and find it very comprehensive. We are pleased to share our information. Thank you so much for visiting Auckland, and may we see you in the future. Best wishes to you and your families.
Written 17 May 2020
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Berkshire roamer
Reading, UK247 contributions
Auckland in a morning: memorable.
Great way to see some of the best of Auckland if you are short of time. We were Paul's only passengers this morning as the Covid-19 virus is causing trips to be cancelled and cruise ships not to dock. We empathise with all those in the travel industry whose livelihoods are being affected. However, our very personalised tour was really special. Paul is very good, informative and humorous. The highlight in all ways was the 360° view from the summit of Mount Eden but everything was interesting. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.
Thank you Paul, and we did also enjoy our ferry trip to Devonport as you suggested.
Written 16 March 2020
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your very kind review, and thank you for sharing your concerns, and support of the travel industry. Yes we will keep going. We had a fun time, and I'm so happy you also got to Devonport. Yes I still think the best view of Auckland is from Mt Eden. It was a pleasure hosting you both. Thanks again for visiting New Zealand. All the best to you and your families. Paul.
Written 17 May 2020
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Robert D
Tampa, FL2 contributions
Great overview of Auckland
Feb 2020
Had a great trip around Auckland and hit all of the places we wanted to see. Included neighborhoods as well as city highlights so you get a very good idea about what Auckland is all about and not just the tourist areas. Driver made sure we had plenty of opportunities for pictures.
Written 25 February 2020
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased that you got a real feel for the vibe of Auckland. It is always great to get a local perspective. We have had great weather, so I'm so pleased you were able to get lots of great photo's. Thanks again for visiting our beautiful city. Safe Journeys. Paul.
Written 10 March 2020
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NorthernExpat
Fountain Hills, AZ133 contributions
A Fun Intro to Auckland
Feb 2020
This was our first full day in Auckland and we were looking for a good introduction to the city while not spending a whole day doing it. Paul and Toru Tours did an outstanding job showing us the highlights in a personable 3 hour tour. Our group was small and great for establishing a nice dialogue with both Paul and the other passengers. We had fun and learned a lot about the city. I’d recommend Turo to everyone that wants a small group experience, a little fun and an owner/driver that’s witty and easy to converse with.
Written 11 February 2020
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Thank you for your very informative review. Yes it is all about the introduction to Auckland and New Zealand, and ensuring you are not tied up for the day. Yes we like to keep it small and intimate, and I think it's really important to give you the opportunity to ask lots of questions. Especially on your first day. Thank you for the recommendation, and I'm glad you had fun as well. Safe Journeys. Paul.
Written 13 February 2020
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Andy H
14 contributions
tour of Auckland
Mar 2019
meet at the wharf and toured the city and surrounds, nothing special, price a bit over the top, bus was air coditions and not so squeezy.
Written 29 January 2020
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your review. I think one of the things we do is try and make it comfortable for our guests to see Auckland. We will not be the cheapest, but then you are not waiting in lines or walking long distances to find another option. Yes Auckland is in a rebuild so you may have not seen the best of the place. We do think we have 2 beautiful harbours on show, wonderful park lands and generally a great quality of living. I hope the rest of your journeys go well. Paul.
Written 30 January 2020
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janeeliott
3 contributions
Great Afternoon
Our family of 8, which comprised of 3 generations took a highlights if Auckland tour with Paul. We had a wonderful experience and Paul was delightful and considerate of the the different ages. We had the entire bus to ourselves which made it seem very personal. The commentary was interesting and relevant. Thanks Paul, a great afternoon was had by all.
Written 13 January 2020
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paulfS3797TF
Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased you all had a great afternoon, and it was a real pleasure hosting you and your family. We are so pleased you were able to make the time to come to Auckland. Safe Journeys Paul.
Written 15 January 2020
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Excellent Overview of Auckland!
I did the Auckland Three Hours Express Tour hosted by Paul. Paul gave an excellent overview of Auckland with beauti
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Excellent tour.
We were picked up just outside the cruise ship terminal. We had a Maori guide he was excellent he gave us a lot of
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Just Right ... great value!
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Most Amazing Bus Tour In Auckland
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Entertaining adventure
Paul took us on an amazing tour of his home city. He is well versed in the diverse history of Auckland and New Zea
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Auckland tour
We booked Toru Tours on recommendation from a friend and we really enjoyed it. Paul our guide was very informative
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Great overview of the city
This was three hours well spent. Paul, the guide, took us to lots of the main sites around the city, that would be
Plastic_Biddy
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Very broad but interesting tour
We only had a few hours in Auckland so I looked up short tours. We really struck it lucky with Toru Tours. We did a
Needlepointaddict
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Short but Good Tour of Auckland
Nice leisurely tour of Auckland with a very nice driver/tour guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide.
Alice C
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Unique tour- like having a local friend showing you around :)
I like supporting locally-owned tour companies when I can. The 5-star reviews are true- this is a unique tour in a
Sandra D
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Brilliant!!
Had an amazing tour around Auckland, got to see things I’d never have seen on my own steam! Paul is a great guide h
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Fantastic tour by friendly guide
This is the tour to take in Auckland and surrounding areas. Got to see the most important sights and some hidden ge
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Great Tour
We booked this tour at the last minute when the rain vetoed our other plans for the day. Paul is an excellent guide
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Paul showed us a wonderful time in Auckland. We saw the highlights of the city in the comfort of his small bus. He
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Nice way to get an overview of Auckland
We had only one day in Auckland so this tour was ideal for us to get a feel for the city. We managed to see many o
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