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

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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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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.
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ferry Building, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
210–240 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide with live commentary
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off (Inner city hotels only)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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buyersrmi wrote a review Apr 2020
Prescott, Arizona459 contributions128 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
Nikki Garcia wrote a review Mar 2020
Cairns, Australia5 contributions
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
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travelerinchicago wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois16 contributions10 helpful votes
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,
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Date of experience: March 2020
l84tens wrote a review Mar 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona99 contributions8 helpful votes
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
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ubb951 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom19 contributions5 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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By: Auckland City Tours
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
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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
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Allison M
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
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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
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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
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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.
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Arka B
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
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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
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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
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Jessica d
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
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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
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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,
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Richard A
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
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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
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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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Key Details
  • Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, and 11 more
  • Duration: 210–240 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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