5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Auckland Shore Excusion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower

While your ship is in port in Auckland, see the city sights, take a cruise under the Harbour Bridge and enjoy bird’s-eye views of Auckland from the Sky Tower. You’ll see some of the city’s top attractions like Quay Street, Waitemata Harbour, Queen Street and more, plus catch views of the beautiful waterfront. Combining sightseeing, a boat ride and sky-high city views, this shore excursion shows you the many sides to Auckland, New Zealand’s premier city.


  • Auckland city tour, harbor cruise and Sky Tower shore excursion
  • Tour Auckland’s city-center sights and gardens
  • See attractions like the Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour, Auckland Museum, Dominion Parks and Gardens, and the Tamaki Waterfront
  • Enjoy a 90-minute cruise around Auckland's harbor
  • Admire Auckland from above at the Sky Tower
  • Browse the tower’s audiovisual displays on the history of Auckland
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Auckland Shore Excusion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower

Auckland Shore Excusion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower

See the city from all angles when your cruise ship is docked in Auckland: from the ground up, from the harbor and from the top of the Sky Tower.

Your Auckland shore excursion begins with a sightseeing tour of the city’s most famous sights, including Quay Street, the Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour, Queen Street, Auckland University and Auckland Museum, Dominion Parks and Gardens, and the Tamaki Waterfront. You’ll see how Auckland lies on two island-dotted harbors and is surrounded by the dormant cones of 49 volcanoes.

Then view Auckland from the water on a 90-minute harbor cruise. Explore Waitemata Harbour, see the volcanic cone of Rangitoto Island, visit Devonport and see the Harbour Bridge and Westhaven Marina. On the return cruise to Auckland’s waterfront, enjoy tea or coffee and a muffin.

After docking at the waterfront, you’ll be transferred to the Sky Tower, Auckland’s iconic landmark. Soaring 1,075 feet (328 meters) into the sky, it’s the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Take in stunning views of Auckland’s buildings and harbors from the observation deck, and learn more about the city’s history by watching the interesting audiovisual displays.

You'll be escorted back to Auckland’s waterfront at approximately 4pm.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great tour worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very through as the bus then the cruise. The sky tower was awesome.
Would highly recommend. The bus driver very informative and good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Good trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Excellent tour and excellent guide/bus driver. However, the tour was listed as a shore excursion, but the starting point was not clear to us. The paperwork said to meet at the Hilton Hotel, which we did, but that is not where the tour was. We finally found it, but it was a bit stressful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

We had the best time, the City Sightseeing Tour was great, the Harbour Ruise was fantastic the weather was lovely and hot, and the Sky Tower was something else. One great day.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Enjoyed the day but the boats and schedules were not well explained. On some stops the return boats are few and very far between shortening what can be done. The biggest problem is that the boats going to different stops are not the same necessitating a return all the way back to the beginning to go to the next place. This needs to be better explained with selling this venue.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

This is a tour that I would have have highly recommend except for the few details that I will mention later. The city tour had a lot to offer and see. Our driver was one of the nicest guys you could meet. He was very friendly and knowledgable. Some of the stops were a bit rushed, but that is to be expecting on a tour such as this that has so much to see. It seem as if every turn down every street would bring you to the end, and then there was more to see and hear about.
The trip to the Sky Tower was very nice, offering the chance to see everything from high above the ground. My husband and I have done this sort of high-rise sightseeing in many world cities, so to some who have done the same, this may seem like looking down on yet another big city, but for those who don't get the chance to travel as often, it is amazing to see the massive city.
The habor cruise was okay but not great. The speaker system was very difficult to hear unless you are seated inside of the boat, and who wants to do that when you are planning to take pictures and feel the breeze on your face. The stops that we made were very rushed - 10 minutes at best to make your way to shore and get back onto the boat. Because of this is the lower rating then highly recommended.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

We had a great time on the excusion.

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