Auckland in a Day with a private guide


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of the vehicle

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent)

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.
Personalise this day out by letting me know your interests and hobbies and we will include these.
I'm very happy to customise this tour so if you have more than 2 people or want to change something let me know and I will do my best to work it out for you.


We begin by visiting Maungawhau Mt Eden, our highest volcano, then travel on through the inner suburbs to the harbour. Travel a little bit further and 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. Maungakiekie One Tree Hill is one of our most famous volcanoes, enjoy the views from a natural landmark.
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.
Then to Parnell rose gardens before driving along picturesque Tamaki Drive to Mission Bay, one of our most popular city beaches. See the original Mission House and the Art Deco fountain.
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 Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

Duration: 7 hours


We will be driving in a Mercedes Viano. A few short walks also included.

What’s Included

Other: 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.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch, entrance fees and extra for any shopping.

A Recent Review of this tour

Louise really knows her native Auckland. She is also very knowledgeable about restaurants, museums, art galleries, and the best local shops. She was very flexible with the itinerary, and a pleasure to be with. Michael Alper & Helyn Goldenberg.
Michael Alper

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