See, taste, smell Auckland with a Private Guide
Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Auckland and enjoy everything that New Zealander's love to do.
We will start with a quick tour of the city and then leave the 'big smoke' behind. We travel over the Harbour Bridge to the north shore and experience the best views of the city and harbour from the top of a volcano. We then travel further north stopping in the historic village of Puhoi where early pioneers from Bohemia settled.
Today you will see amazing native bush and ancient Kauri trees, honey bees at work, a cheese factory in operation, taste some of the best wine, discover the Hibiscus Coast and its beautiful beaches and enjoy a picnic lunch of Kiwi gourmet delights. Great option to visit rural New Zealand and the farmshow with sheep shearing and working dogs.
Great day of contrasts and not too far from the city.
I'm very happy to customise this tour so if you have more than 6 people, special diet or interests please let me know and if possible I will make these changes for you.
First a brief introduction to downtown Auckland. Travel over the harbour bridge to the North Shore. We visit the seaside village of Devonport and its volcanoes and the surrounding beaches. Stand on top of Mt Victoria for the views before heading north, arriving in the 'slow water' historic village of Puhoi. We visit a cheese factory and try award winning cheeses and icecreams. Next is the Honey Centre for Manuka honey and other products. Visit a beautiful park, hidden from the main road, and view magnificent Kauri trees 600 and 800 years old, a short walk through native trees to the songs of native birds. See the buildings used by US soldiers during WW2, the original jail and post office- it's fun and all free.
Try local wines at a beautiful winery. Great option to experience a farm show first hand with working dogs and sheep shearing Head back to Auckland through Waiwera Thermal area and Orewa beach down the Hibiscus Coast and back into Auckland
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your preferred Auckland city location
End location: I will return you to your Auckland city location
Duration: 8 hours
If you are available earlier than 9am we can leave at your requested time
Mercedes Viano, 6 seats - very comfortable, air conditioned with lots of extras.
Transport, guide, road toll, govt taxes, wine tasting, picnic lunch, all sightseeing and a great day out.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 NZD - Everything is included but allow extra for personal shopping and the farmshow is $34.50 $29.50 for seniors per person (optional)
Farmshow is NZ$34.50 seniors NZ$29.50 per person. Personal shopping.
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Louise was fabulous We has an Expansive yet personal tour of all of Auckland. In the 8+ hours we had, we learned about and visited all the important sites and gained the understanding and advice which only a local guide can provide. Would go with Louise again no matter the location or tour description--she is all a guide should be