Auckland - City to Surf


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Highlights of Auckland and the West with a private guide

From the panoramic views atop Auckland's highest point, Mt Eden, and the park-like setting of the picturesque Auckland Domain, to the thrilling sight of breakers pounding onto a West Coast beach, todays half-day tour provides a veritable feast of contrasting experiences.

We enjoy a taste of what Auckland has to offer from our vantage point on top of Mt Eden, before passing through the Auckland Domain, with its duck ponds, gardens, and the grand War Memorial Museum.

Travelling west through the picturesque village of Titirangi the road takes us through native bush and stunning views to the West Coast and the black sand beaches, featuring the imposing Lion Rock.

There is the opportunity for a short walk through native bush, beside a delightful stream, before returning to Auckland city and your nominated destination.


Our first stop is at the summit of Mt Eden, the highest point in Auckland, to enjoy views of the city stretching from one harbour to the other. The Waitakere Ranges are visible on the horizon.

Moving on to the delightful Auckland Domain, we pass the manicured gardens and the stately War Memorial Museum. The journey through the historic Parnell village links with the road to the West.

After leaving the township of Titirangi, we travel through native bush to the Arataki Visitor Centre for brilliant views of the surrounding area and information about the history of the region.

On to the pounding surf and black sand of Piha, our West Coast destination, always linked with the iconic Lion Rock. Time for a visit to the popular Piha Cafe, then for those willing and able, a short walk along a well-formed track towards the Kitekite Falls.

On our return journey to Auckland city, we travel again through the native bush which is so much of a feature of West Auckland, then return to your nominated destination.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will personally pick you up from your cruise terminal or central Auckland accommodation.

End location: I will personally return you to your cruise terminal or central Auckland accommodation.

Duration: 4 hours


A modern air-conditioned vehicle.
A few short walks are included.

What’s Included

-Pick up from your city location
-Morning or afternoon tea
-Return to your Auckland city location.
-Govt taxes

What’s Extra

Any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the tour price.

A Recent Review of this tour

John is very friendly and informative. Itinerary is exactly what we wanted. Way above average!
Darrell Coulter

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