The Premium Auckland VIP Insider's Day Tour - combining City, Coast, and Country highlights
Spend a fantastic private VIP experience with Phil, a 4th generation New Zealander who has lived in Auckland for over 40 years. Explore Auckland City's history, green spaces, beautiful harbor, scenic highlights and rural beauty, combined with vineyard restaurant lunch, ice cream tasting, and a visit to the spectacular 'black sand' west coast beach.
With rural and coastal Auckland just 25 minutes from the Central City, this tour offers you a genuine slice of the real New Zealand - from a busy, sophisticated and historic City to rolling green pastures, charming farmland and stunningly spectacular 'black sand' West Coast surf beach.
Plus optional wine tasting visits.
Mount Eden - ancient volcanic cone 640 feet high. 360 views of greater Auckland City.
Drive over Auckland Harbour Bridge to Takapuna beach.
Pause for refreshments - tea / coffee / soda / fruit smoothie.
Then drive around Auckland's stunning waterfront and wealthy suburbs.
Enjoy City views from the Tamaki Yacht Club or depending on season - pause at The Michael Savage memorial, or visit the Parnell Rose Gardens.
Travel through Parnell - Auckland's oldest suburb est. 1841
Drive down trendy Parnell Road - view Trinity Cathedral.
Then travel 25 minutes northwest to historic Kumeu wine region.
1. 00 pm approx. Stop for lunch at local Vineyard Restaurant - fresh local food in a friendly family Café. (Lunch not included in tour price).
Optional wine tasting.
Then continue through rolling green rural countryside to view spectacular Muriwai 'black sand' beach as it borders the wild Tasman Sea.
Finally, Boric Food Market (established 1942) local and imported fresh produce plus ice cream. My treat!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your Auckland City accommodation or Cruise Ship dock pickup zone.
End location: Drop-off is to your Auckland City hotel accommodation - or Cruise Ship designated shore excursion pickup zone.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
Spacious climate controlled Toyota mini coach with PA system.
My services as your friendly personal tour guide, with 17 years' experience guiding Auckland tours.
Also I am a wine writer, cartoonist and published author - 'The Mad Keen Wine Buff's Road Trip' Random House 2008)
I have been operating Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours since 2000, and I am a NZ certified tour guide Passenger Service Vehicle driver.
Your tour includes:
Transport in a spacious climate-controlled Toyota mini coach with on-board PA sound system.
Plus my personal recommendations for restaurants and activities in Auckland City (if requested).
Morning refreshments and snack.
A unique VIP tour of Auckland City, harbor, countryside and coastline.
And to finish - sampling delicious NZ ice cream!
Detailed info pack per person.
15% local tax included.
Lunch is not included, but I can book you in to a superb local country cafe or vineyard restaurant.
Lunch price ranges from $12 to $22 approx. per person.
PLEASE NOTE: Your tour is flexible to a certain degree. But in order to avoid traffic congestion and delays I have carefully planned an itinerary that works very well within the agreed timeframe .
In order to give you the best VIP experience in Auckland, please be aware that changes to the itinerary may result in delays and missing out on some of the highlight Auckland experiences.
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Excellent tour and tour guide!