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Experience Auckland through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you.

Shore Excursion Tours

Auckland Private Shore Excursions

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Experience a unique Auckland shore excursion with a friendly personal guide from ToursByLocals. Your private tour guide knows the Auckland area as only locals do, and is eager to show you New Zealand's exciting "City of Sails," in a flexible tour that highlights your travel interests.

Discover the vibrant blend of Polynesian, European and Asian cultures that make this city by the bays such a fascinating place to visit, especially with a local guide who knows the best-kept secrets of the city behind the must-see sights of Auckland.

In your time ashore, you can see spectacular scenery from North Head, get the inside story on local history, shop your way through Takapuna's boutiques and relax on the beach with a view of dormant Rangitoto, the volcanic island.

Book an Auckland shore excursion tour offered by ToursByLocals, and ask your personal guide about customizing your private tour to include exactly what you want to see and do. Go global — tour by local!
Tour Guide Legal Requirements
In New Zealand there is no requirement for a guide to have a license to give tours.

However, if the tour guide is also the driver, then they are required to hold a Passenger Service License and have a Private Hire Registration.

The driver must hold a Passenger Endorsement and must also complete a log book, and must record all work time. Drivers must not exceed the allowable work time.

The vehicle must hold a Certificate of fitness (CoF)

Some rental vehicles are not suitable as Passenger Service vehicles due to the narrow aisle space, seating arrangements and lack of cargo barriers. Most rental company contracts forbid the vehicle being used in a passenger service. report error

All ToursByLocals guides have met our ToursByLocals Guide Requirements which includes warranting that they can legally give the tours they offer.
Deboarding Requirements
Citizens of many countries do not require a visa to enter New Zealand.

Visit the New Zealand Government Website for more details.

Auckland Shore Excursion Tours

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Experience these two must-see attractions with Doug & get a behind-the-scenes picture of these iconic sites.
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Sample and savour the best of Auckland's boutique food outlets and wineries
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Auckland tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Auckland in a Day
Perfect for cruise ship passengers
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Auckland tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Waiheke Island Paradise
Wine tasting and lunch in boutique Waiheke Wine Region
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Auckland tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Volcano Coast and Country Wine & Cheese
Spectacular views from an ancient volcanic cone, the best of Kumeu's historic wineries, fine cheeses and a superb lunch
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Auckland tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Auckland Escape
See, taste, smell Auckland and beyond
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Auckland tours Shore Excursion Private Tours West Coast Beaches, Black Sand, Surf and Birds
City, farms, birds and beaches
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Tour in Auckland, New Zealand:
"We loved spending the day with Bob. He picked us up at our cruise ship in the early am, drove us around the city, stopp,..." [more]
Susan Brosse - Mar, 2014   [view tour]
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"Louise is truly an excellent guide. She picked us up on time and was extremely helpful and prompt in the planning proce,..." [more]
Elizabeth Gagnon - Nov, 2013
Tour in Auckland, New Zealand:
"Louise met us promptly at our hotel and gave us a wonderful and varied tour around Auckland. Her insight and knowledge ,..." [more]
Susan Hyatt - Nov, 2010   [view tour]
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