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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:3 - 6 hours

Auckland Discovery City Tour

Take in all the highlights of Auckland on a half-day city tour. See the yachts bobbing in the harbor, heritage listed buildings and parkland that offer stunning panoramic views over the city. Enjoy morning tea at the quaint village of Parnell, travel through Auckland Domain and cross the Harbor Bridge to the north shore. The city tour starts in the morning, leaving the afternoon free to relax or to combine with other great attractions. Choose from wine tasting, lunch on the Pride of Auckland yacht, museum and cultural performances, and much more!


  • Half-day morning tour of Auckland
  • Cross the harbor bridge to the north shore
  • See Auckland Domain the city's oldest park
  • Enjoy the morning tea at the quaint village of Parnell
  • Travel along the scenic Tamaki Drive for water views

What You Can Expect

Auckland Discovery City Tour

Discover Auckland City Tour

The tour begins with a short trip over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore before returning to the central city to visit Queen Street and the Auckland Viaduct.

Next we travel through the city’s oldest park, the Auckland Domain, which is situated on an ancient volcano. Stop in the quaint village of Parnell for morning tea stop and wander around the historic buildings many of which have been transformed into fashionable boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops.

End your tour by taking the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, in Mission Bay. Here you will see a memorial to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the welfare state. The park has panoramic views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland city and Waitemata Harbour and is great for photo opportunities.

This mornings tour is also available with the following options:

Kelly Tarlton's
Experience King and Gentoo Penguins then travel through the Underwater World and come face-to-face with giant stingrays and ferocious sharks!

Devonport Ferry
Venture across Auckland's beautiful harbour and immerse yourself in Devonport's unique heritage, wide range of restaurants, cafes, beaches, art galleries and shopping.

Fullers Harbour Cruise
Escape the city and cruise the sparkling waters of Auckland's beautiful harbour. Highlights include historic Devonport, the harbour bridge and the NZ Naval base.

Maori Cultural Performance and Museum
Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum and enjoy a cultural performance from local Maori performers.

Sky Tower
At 328m in height, Sky Tower is the tallest free standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Take in the 360 degree views from the top!

Pride of Auckland Sailing Cruise with Lunch
Sit back and relax or try your hand at sailing on the peaceful waters of the Waitemata Harbour. Take in the sights and sounds of the City of Sails from onboard this purpose built sailboat as we cruise the sheltered waters. A delicious picnic lunch box is included.

Wine on Waiheke - November to March
An unforgettable guided tour of three premier wineries - Mudbrick, The Goldie Room and Te Whau. Taste the many varieties of gorgeous wines and take-in outstanding panoramic views of front the city skyline to the Hauraki Gulf. You must be over 18 year of age to participate

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We found our driver very informative, he took the time to explain the history of Auckland in detail and answer any questions we had about the town and New Zealand in general.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Very informative and friendly guide...great overall intro to Auckland!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Although there were only a few guests on this trip our tour guide, Megan, gave us the full treatment and made the whole experience very friendly and personal. There was plenty of time for photos, some leisure time for coffee and shopping and lots of vantage points for sightseeing. Megan's commentary was informative and fun.

Emilencia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Insightful tour into the City of Sails, we saw everything there is to see! Our Driver -Guide was funny, informative and organized.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

Exactly what you would expect for a Discovery City Tour. A perfect experience to see important elements of the city with enough history and background to either get good overview or whet interest for more!

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

The tour was very good and I would recomend it to any visitors. Last year we complained about a tour we did in Miami USA and got no response.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2010

It was excellent, the tour guides were funny and full of detail about Auckland and New Zealand.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

Excellent tour. The coach driver was super fantastic. Very knowledgable about the area, curteous and most helpful.

Gloria F
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

Excellent we were able to see far more than we could manage on our own. It was easy and very enjoyble and very good value for money. Very well organised just as I expect from Viator.
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