When your cruise ship pulls into port in Auckland, join a Maori-guided small-group tour and see the sights through an indigenous lens. After port pickup, you’ll travel to the Waitakere Ranges for a bush walk in the ancient subtropical rainforest. Learn about flora and fauna native to Tamaki Makaurau — the Auckland region — and discover their significance via a Maori worldview.
Your full-day sightseeing tour includes snacks, beverages and lunch along with a stroll along the black-sand beaches and windswept cliffs of the North Island’s west coast.
Follow up with a visit to Devonport, where Patuone, one of the chief negotiators of the Treaty of Waitangi is buried. Here, your guide shares anecdotes about the Maori leaders who signed Aotearoa’s/New Zealand’s founding document in 1840.
Also explore scenic Tamaki Drive, a coastal road that skims Waitemata Harbour. Your tour also includes a Maori cultural performance at Auckland Museum that includes the Haka war dance. Your small-group tour ends with port drop-off.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland port of this activity. In the rare event that 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.