Auckland City Small-Group Morning Discovery Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland
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  • 3 hours
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover the best sights of Auckland City from Queen Street through to the central business district. Visit Auckland's largest inner city park, Auckland Domanin, home to the Auckand Museum and Wintergardens.

Enjoy the picturesque and historic suburb of Ponsonby before heading over the Harbour Bridge to Auckland's North Shore.

Stroll on a beautiful white sand beaches and feel the sand between your toes. (there is time here for morning tea (own cost).

Visit the summit of Mt Victoria for stunning panoramic views of Auckland City and historic Devonport before returning to the central city and Westhaven Marina - the largest yacht marina in the Southern Hemisphere.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

After pick up from your central Auckland hotel, travel up Queen St - the main street of the city centre and home to iconic buildings and mixture of shops and CBD offices

Pass By: Ponsonby Central, 136-146 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

Continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, known for its historic buildings, before heading over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore.

Pass By: Auckland Harbour Bridge, Curran St, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Travel over the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge, connecting Auckland City with the North Shore suburbs

Stop At: Narrow Neck Beach, Auckland 0624, New Zealand

Here you can stroll on a beautiful white sand beach with views out across the Waitemata Harbour to Rangitoto Island and where there is time for a coffee (at own cost).

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Rangitoto Island, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. You will see Rangitoto from many vantage points while on this tour.

Stop At: Mount Victoria Reserve, Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland New Zealand

After a short drive through historic Devonport, continue up to the summit of Mount Victoria for stunning panoramic views of Auckland City and Devonport. Mount Victoria is Devonport's very own dormant volcano.

Takarunga / Mount Victoria is the highest volcano on Auckland's North Shore, rising to 87 m. Takarunga means 'The hill that stands above' and its lava flows now line much of Devonport's waterfront

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Westhaven Marina, 137 Westhaven Drive, Auckland 1011 New Zealand

Then, travel back over the Harbour Bridge to view Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere.

Westhaven Marina in Auckland, New Zealand, is the largest yacht marina in the Southern Hemisphere.The marina has nearly two thousand berths and swing moorings, and tends to be continually booked. Auckland, known as 'City of Sails', is generally known for its maritime passions

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Waitemata Harbour, Auckland New Zealand

Waitemata Harbour is the real name for what is often just called Auckland Harbour. It means “sparkling waters” in Maori, which is a very fitting name.


Stop At: Auckland Domain, Park Road, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Travel through Auckland Domain, Auckland's oldest park, and at 75 hectares one of the largest in the city. Located in the central suburb of Grafton, the park contains all of the explosion crater and most of the surrounding tuff ring of the Pukekawa volcano. This park is home to the Auckland Museum and the stunning Wintergardens

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052 New Zealand

Travel through Parnell Village, a quaint little suburb on the city fringe

Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Local guide
  • Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small-group tour maximum 16 participants
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

The Grand by SkyCity, 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is available from most inner city Auckland accommodation - more departure locations are available within the inner city Auckland area and can be organised upon booking - Please add your Hotel details in when booking.

Tour returns to the original departure point at 12:15pm approx.


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Arseny K

19 Feb, 2020

Good tour and excellent narration. The guide was very accommodating. Perfect timing of the hotel pickup.

Janet G

15 Oct, 2019

Our guide Sean gave a wonderful tour of the city. Having been born In Auckland his personal stories of the places we visited addled to the experience

Laura F

05 Dec, 2019

This excursion is fine for older people that do not want to walk much, but it wasn't really what we were expecting. We only had 3 stops Mt Victoria, a beach, and the Winter Garden. Mt Victoria was super rushed, beach was more of a bathroom and coffee stop, and Winter Gardens I think we could've done without...The entire tour was driving around, too much info to take in, no time to actually take any pictures or enjoy what the guide was talking about. The most time we had at a stop was at the Winter Garden, and honestly you can see gardens elsewhere in the world, it not something that amazing or noteworthy about the city, unless its a longer tour and you want to fit more things in it to fill up time. I'm guessing there are way more important things to visit in Auckland though.

We did an excursion in Sydney which was a small group morning walking tour and that was great. We knew there was driving involved in this small group Auckland tour, but we didn't realize the extent of it. I would recommend making more stops, giving people more time to walk around and enjoy/soak in all the info that the tour guide is giving us. Maybe choose different stops, Mt Victoria was great, beach was fine, but I would change the Winter Garden and definitely add other stops...Make the tour longer, or remove some parts. You could start it earlier, finish it later, there are ways to make this a better and more enjoyable tour.

Please note our guide was nice and very informative, he is just doing the itinerary that was given to him, so it is not his fault we didn't like this tour.

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