Auckland City Highlights & Maori Cultural Performance - Private Tour


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Ideal insight to Auckland city and culture

This tour includes volcanic cones with stunning views, historic buildings, a waterfront drive and charming beaches. You'll get opportunities for photos and looking around. In addition you will experience the Maori cultural performance at the War Memorial Museum. You will then be delivered back to your cruise ship or hotel.


To Mt Eden Volcano - Auckland's highest volcano with outstanding 360-degree views of Auckland. This is the best place to see Auckland from above.
We drive through the Domain and pass the imposing War Memorial Museum to which we will return to later.
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.
We return to the Museum for the Maori Cultural Performance which includes the famous haka.
Then 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. Atop nearby Mount Victoria, a volcanic cone, are stunning views across the harbour including to the city centre.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

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

End location: I will deliver you back to the cruise terminal, your hotel or any other mutually acceptable location.

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.


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

What’s Included

Other: Pick up from and drop off at your hotel or cruise terminal, comfortable transportation, full commentary, Museum entrance and cultural performance fees, refreshments and government tax.

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

Other: Lunch or any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the price of the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was a perfect tour because we had a short time in the port of Auckland while on our cruise. We got a chance to get a good overview of Auckland. Amazing to see all the parks developed from dormant volcanos. Our time at the War museum was limited. There are several beautiful carvings from the Maori's. A short demonstration of their native dances completed our time there. We drove around to the outer area of the city of Auckland before having to return to our ship. Can't forget the Anzac Biscuits!
Virginia (Ginny) A.

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