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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour provided by Auckland City Tours

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 210-240 minutes
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hassle-free, convenient pickup and drop-off at central Auckland hotels
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 210-240 minutes
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hassle-free, convenient pickup and drop-off at central Auckland hotels
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 52297P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide with live commentary
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off (Inner city hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
210–240 minutes
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • I can pick you up from your Hotel, if you are staying in the central city area. You would need to let me know.
  • Auckland 1010, New Zealand There's a pick-up & drop –off area on Queens Wharf, right next to the Ferry Building. That’s the spot.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Infant seat is available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • There is some access to the bus, if you have a Walker or a Wheelchair, but these items must be folded. There is a small step. There are handles each side of the door to help.
  • Strollers must be foldable.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide with live commentary
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off (Inner city hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • I can pick you up from your Hotel, if you are staying in the central city area. You would need to let me know.
  • Auckland 1010, New Zealand There's a pick-up & drop –off area on Queens Wharf, right next to the Ferry Building. That’s the spot.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
210–240 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Infant seat is available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • There is some access to the bus, if you have a Walker or a Wheelchair, but these items must be folded. There is a small step. There are handles each side of the door to help.
  • Strollers must be foldable.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Auckland
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ferry Building
    Stop: 2 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Viaduct Harbour
    Wynyard Quarter
  • 2
    Westhaven Marina
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • 3
    Northcote
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Northcote
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ponsonby
    Karangahape Road (K Road)
  • 5
    Mount Eden
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Auckland Museum
  • 6
    Parnell Rose Gardens
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Mission Bay Beach
  • 7
    Achilles Point
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St Heliers
    The University of Auckland
    Auckland Central
    Queen Street
  • 8
    Ferry Building
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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buyersrmi
Prescott, AZ481 contributions
when you don't have the time
Mar 2020
the half day city tour is your best choice when you only have a day or two to spend in the area. the highlights and information given lets you choose what you want to spend your time doing
Written 3 April 2020
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Nikki Garcia
Cairns, Australia5 contributions
Stunning Auckland
Our group of 5 purchased the half day tour with Auckland Sightings Tours and experienced one of the most fabulous tours in New Zeland. We visited three sites all consisting of views of New Zealand's beautiful waters, magnificent mountains, waterfalls, beaches. The day was chock full of learning so much of New Zealand's eco-system, plant life, and their volcanic laden black beaches. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Our day started with him picking us up at our hotel and dropping us off five hours later. We all took great pictures and the memories will continue for a lifetime.
Written 28 March 2020
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travelerinchicago
Chicago, Illinois16 contributions
Great tour--wonderful overview of the city
Mar 2020
This was a very pleasant afternoon. Only in Auckland for 2 days and this tour provided a great overview of the city from different views within and around the city. Michael gives the insider's perspective and insights you won't likely get on other tours. I especially liked that, although there was a plan and a schedule, Michael was flexible and asked if anybody needed a coffee or bathroom break as we went along the tour. He also did not rush us, which I appreciated, as I like to take pictures and hate being rushed. Michael referred to each of us by name--nice! Highly recommend.
Written 19 March 2020
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l84tens
Scottsdale, AZ106 contributions
Fantastic tour
Excellent overview of Auckland. Michael was our guide for a fantastic afternoon. Knowledgeable and friendly—everything you want in a tour guide. I really appreciated the way that he kept an eye out for my husband who is sometimes unsteady on his feet. Michael was able to drive us us up Mt Eden which was great as my husband was unable to walk it. Great start to our Auckland visit.
Written 19 March 2020
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ubb951
Bristol, UK20 contributions
Excellent informative tour
Feb 2020
Would definitely recommend the city tour with Michael. Small group, comfortable van, lots of information and fabulous stops completely away from crowds for photography. Always best to have a guide who has lived in the area for a long time. Knows the city inside out, talks about its development past and present and can recommend places to eat and visit. Very good experience, a morning well spent.
Written 18 March 2020
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Joli_Papillon
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
Great photos ops and a wonderful way to see the Auckland area
Feb 2020
This 3.5-hour van tour was driven by owner Michael. The meeting place was Queen’s Wharf which is to the right of the ferry building. Michael was nice and friendly, eager to tell us about his city. There were 10 or 11 of us and Michael took us around Auckland, to the marina, and also over the Auckland Harbor Bridge as well as to Mt Eden. We also drove out to St Heliers where there are a couple of beaches. Michael stopped often for photo ops. He is very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Auckland as well as the Maōri culture. It was a great way to sightsee around and in Auckland. Well worth it!
Written 17 March 2020
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Michael S
1 contribution
Marvelous morning
Feb 2020
Michael's tour was great--informative, fun, and well paced. He knows the city and shows obvious pride both in it and the country. Stops were well planned and the view of the city from across the harbor bridge is beautiful..We also got some background about the city and he took us through different neighborhoods which was very interesting. We had time at Mt Eden for bathroom break and ice cream.
Written 14 March 2020
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Carol E
1 contribution
Fabulous afternoon
Mar 2020
I just had a fabulous afternoon tour with Michael. He is very knowledge of the area and has a great sense of humor. Showed us all the best things and some hidden gems. I would definitely do a tour with him again. Highly recommend him.
Written 12 March 2020
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GKimb
Saint John, Canada220 contributions
Great overview of the area!
Mar 2020
We only had a short time in Auckland before our cruise and wanted to get a good overview of the city and surrounding area. This tour did that and more.
Mike is a great tour guide and very friendly. We got to see a lot of the area and hear details of the city that were very interesting!
We would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see this lovely city.
Written 11 March 2020
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marcusr
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
Great fast informative way to orientate to Auckland
I thoroughly enjoyed Michael's tour. Apart from the usual touristy sights, I particularly enjoyed the local sharing and drive thru of housing areas and schools. The bus is comfortable, no smell, air con works, pit stop on demand as requested. Thank you Michael.
Written 11 March 2020
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sarahlynnsan
sarahlynnsan
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the best way to see Aukland when you arrive
soon after arriving in Auckland we got in the van to see the city. The guide/owner was so friendly and was a wealth
mvjtk9
mvjtk9
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Aukland City Tour
We were the only couple on this particular tour of Aukland, New Zealand. It lasted about 2 1/2 hours and cvered man
Allison M
Allison M
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Excellent introduction to Auckland
Michael is a fun and knowledgeable guide. Took us to all the must-see sights and some sights you might not get to o
SnotDok
SnotDok
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Hobbit on and glow worm tour
Our tour guide Mike, was super friendly, and knowledgeable. Funny jokes and personable. I’ve wanted to go to glow
cJay38
cJay38
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Hobbiton and glow worms
Excellent small group trip in a comfortable van. The tour guide, Mike, was wonderful: friendly, gregarious, knowled
villasun
villasun
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Nice tour if short on time
Good overview of Auckland. Michael our driver and guide told us some funny stories and made our tour worthwhile.
Arka B
Arka B
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Best 3 hours of our Auckland trip..
Michael picked us up right on time (we had chosen the 2:30pm slot). Me my wife and my 3 yr old son thoroughly enjoy
makeitwork09
makeitwork09
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Value for Money
Michael was both knowledgeable and accommodating. His friendly personality and sense of humour only added to the o
Jasminetea53
Jasminetea53
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Good tour of Auckland
An excellent tour all round Auckland. The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and funny. For us it lasted a bit lon
Jessica d
Jessica d
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Good warm up
It was a nice start to the vacation. Good drive around the city. Given that we were on the off season it felt like
TravelingTrio123
TravelingTrio123
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Intimate and personal
Michael's tour is really good. His little bus can get you into places that the larger tour busses can't and the low
Oenomane
Oenomane
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a tour with Michael = a must do
on our tour we were the only guests and it was a great time with Michael. He showed us 'his' spots, special places,
Richard A
Richard A
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Excellent City Tour - Must Do !
My wife and I took this tour earlier today and can not recommend it highly enough. Michael is an excellent guide, k
lccunnin
lccunnin
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Michael is great!
Michael gave a great tour. He's fun, knowledgeable, and a local. He was very informative. It was a great little tou
dianapa
dianapa
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Day Well Spent
Small group with a wonderful tour guide named Michael. Learned a lot about the city and Michael. He made the tour!
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