Perfect for first time visitors
This one day outing takes in the best Auckland has to offer. See all the popular landmarks and highlights with the added bonus of visiting interesting and local sites. You see the city from a different perspective with all its natural landmarks, volcanoes, harbours, seas and marinas. I have good suggestions for shopping and souvenirs for those last minute gifts. .
Your Auckland in a Day offers a little bit of everything and a good dose of 'Kiwi' culture.
Lots of stops for photos and walks along the way. Morning tea is a chance to try a flat white coffee and baking. Lunch is at a favourite cafe where the food is local, fresh and tasty. We also enjoy a Hokey Pokey ice cream.
This is an intimate introduction to the City of Sails.
Please note there is presently a lot of construction around the downtown area so we will avoid this as much as possible.
I'm very happy to customise this tour so if you have more than 2 people or special interests please let me know and I will do my best to include your requests.
We start our day with the views from Maungawhau (Mt Eden) our highest volcano, then travel on through the inner suburbs to the harbour. Experience the City of Sails first hand at the Viaduct Harbour, Wynyard Quarter and Westhaven Marina.
Option to view Auckland from above from Sky Tower. On through the city to the Domain, the wintergardens and Auckland Museum.
On through the Parnell rosegardens before driving along picturesque Tamaki Drive to Mission Bay, one of the most popular city beaches. See the original Mission House and the Art Deco fountain.
Enjoy the nature of picturesque Cornwall Park stopping to enjoy the history, beauty, and nature. This is a working farm so a great way to get up close to sheep and cattle grazing here. Stand on top of Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) one of our most famous volcanoes, and enjoy the views from a natural landmark.
Work our way back to the city through Parnell village and arrive at Britomart where we explore and learn the history of Auckland before saying farewell.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet at your city location, cruise ship or hotel. I will have a sign with your name on it.
End location: I will deliver you back to your accommodation or to Auckland International Airport..
Duration: 7 hours
We will be driving in a Mercedes Viano. A few short walks also included.
Pick up from your city location, sightseeing, morning tea, guide, transport and govt taxes. I will leave you at your Auckland city location.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 NZ Dollars - $15-$25 per person for lunch, optional $28 admission for Sky Tower.
Lunch, entrance fees and extra for any shopping.
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Louise is quite knowledgeable and thorough. I don't think we missed a thing. She took us to all parts of the city. We got to get out and walk as well. I highly recommend her to first time visitors to get a great overview of the city.