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Auckland: Full-Day City Highlights Tour

1. Auckland: Full-Day City Highlights Tour

Explore Auckland with an experienced New Zealand driver/guide on a multi-award-winning tour. Enjoy the company of a small, personalized group, allowing you to stop often for stunning photos and to access the best vantage spots that larger buses can't reach. The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Auckland CBD in the morning. Head to see the stunning attractions and unspoiled scenery of the City of Sails, as Auckland is affectionately known. There are plenty of opportunities to capture amazing photos that you will treasure for a lifetime. The tour stops at the major highlights of the city, including Auckland Harbor Bridge, Devonport and North Head (Maungauika), Auckland Waterfront and Viaduct, Bastion Point, Mission Bay, Tamaki Drive and Achilles Point, and the Historic Mount Eden. Check out the amazing gannet colony at Muriwai Beach, the fabulous Auckland Domain, Museum, and Wintergardens, Parnell, the 1857 historic Riverhead Tavern, as well as the War Memorial, Wynyard Quarter, and the Viaduct Harbor. Your fun and friendly tour guide will offer commentary on the breathtaking scenery and take you out of the concrete jungle and into the stunning landscapes that surround the city. When the tour ends in the afternoon, you'll leave Auckland with a day you'll never forget.

Auckland City, Beaches & Rainforest Premium Small Group Tour

2. Auckland City, Beaches & Rainforest Premium Small Group Tour

Experience the best of Auckland, discovering the city sights in the morning exploring the wilderness of the coast and mountains in the afternoon. After morning pick-up from your hotel, encounter the highlights of the city and its history as you learn how Aucklanders live and play. Auckland is set on over fifty dormant volcanic cones and between two harbors, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it is New Zealand’s largest and busiest city. Spend the afternoon in the tranquillity of the Waitakere Ranges, just a 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland. Arrive at the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the rainforest, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the traditional Maori carvings that stand guard.  With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, continue on to the lush rainforest to hear native birdsong as you walk along easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. During the afternoon, enjoy a kiwi-style afternoon tea including biscuits and tea, coffee or juice. 

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4.8 / 5

based on 229 reviews

Tour Auckland's Highlights Efficiently

I was looking for a tour that could go alone and go to the rainforest. (I applied for some tours, but the tour was canceled because it was in October.) In the morning, I was sightseeing in Auckland. He was able to travel efficiently in places where it would be difficult to go by bus alone, and the guide explained clearly. The view from Mt. Victoria was great. Since Devonport only passes, I think it is good to go by ferry another day. In the afternoon we went to Waitakere Mountain Park. At the Arataki Nature Trail, we walked for about 20 minutes while explaining about kauri trees and plants. Currently, some courses are closed to protect Kauri. I was happy to see Pukeko on the way. After that we went to Karekare Falls, Piha Beach and had afternoon tea under the Christmas tree. It was so much fun.

What a fantastic experience. Pick up was punctual at 8.10am. David our tour guide and driver was very welcoming. Our 8 hour tour gave us a very comprehensive overview of Auckland city and it’s surrounds. We covered approximately 200klm so we certainly got to see and learn so much about the area. David’s local knowledge was excellent and delivered with humour

Very small group. Almost like a private tour. Schedule was light. Stephan, our morning guide, was on time and told us interesting stories of the city. Ross, afternoon guide, told us about the plants in the forest and showed us the black beach. Finished the day with coffee and pastries.

What an amazing experience!Highly recommended. Great views and the tour guides were great! So friendly and got a little history lesson out of it also

The guides, David and Kevin, were excellent and made it a fantastic day. I enjoyed learning so much about Auckland and New Zealand