Auckland City Highlights - 3 Hours


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Ideal Private Shore Excursion Tour

This three hour tour includes volcanic cones with stunning views, historic buildings, a waterfront drive and charming beaches. You'll get opportunities for photos and looking around.
You will be returned to your cruise ship in good time. In addition afterwards you can have your own free time for shopping, wifi or just relaxing and enjoying Auckland's fun and vibrant atmosphere.


To Mt Eden Volcano - Auckland's highest volcano with outstanding 360-degree views of Auckland and its harbours. This is the best place to see Auckland from above.
We drive through the Domain, stop off at the Wintergarden to check out the tropical plants and then pass the imposing War Memorial Museum.
To Parnell where we see historic houses and buildings of Auckland's first suburb, established in 1841. There is a charming shopping precinct that will delight and impress.
Tamaki Drive - An enjoyable drive along Auckland's waterfront where, amongst others, we see Mission Bay, one of Auckland's most popular beaches.
Harbour Bridge - we cross the majestic harbour bridge which connects the city to the North Shore area.
Devonport - Heritage buildings, beautiful scenery and a collection of excellent cafes, art galleries and boutiques. At the top of nearby Mount Victoria, a volcanic cone, are stunning views across the harbour including to the city centre. We can stop here for a coffee or a lunch break.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up from your cruise ship terminal or central city location.

End location: I will drop you off back at your cruise ship or in the central city for your free time to shop, do some further sightseeing or just relax.

Duration: 3 hours


You will be transported in a comfortable late model Hyundai Imax van with air conditioning.

What’s Included

Pick up from your central city location, sightseeing, comfortable transportation, full commentary, government taxes and morning tea (if applicable). I will return you to your nominated central city location.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 NZD - Everything related to the tour is included, amount indicated is approx cost of a lunch in the area.

What’s Extra

Any shopping on the way that you may want to do.

A Recent Review of this tour

Claire was great for our group picking us up at the ship, touring us around Auckland for 3 hours and then taking us to the airport. She was especially cheerful and helpful helping us get our luggage into her van. This group of old retirees might have brought too much stuff. We were able to see the major sites and got in some needed walking also. She has a lot of knowledge of the area, presents it well, and related well to us. I recommend her as a tour guide.
Charles Parke

Read More Reviews For This Tour

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Claire F.

Web address (URL) of this page:

Tours by Claire F.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.