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This 3-hour sightseeing coach tour of Auckland is the perfect choice if you are short on time. Travel to key city highlights, from the heritage buildings of Queen Street to the stunning views over Viaduct Harbor and Waitemata Harbour. You’ll drive through Auckland Domain, visit the village of Parnell and follow the waterfront along Tamaki Drive. Hear commentary from the guide, who provides round-trip transport from selected hotels. Choose either a morning or afternoon departure.


  • 3-hour city tour of Auckland’s top sights
  • Visit the quaint village of Parnell and stroll by its cute shops
  • Enjoy great photo opportunities of the Auckland skyline
  • Travel through Auckland Domain, the oldest park in the city
  • See famed Queen Street with its heritage architecture

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What You Can Expect

Auckland City Highlights Tour

Parnell, Auckland

Start your 3-hour Auckland city tour with hotel pickup, boarding your coach in the morning or afternoon. Motoring over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore, take in the sweeping vista of the city skyline before returning to the city center.

Your driver narrates all of the sights you see, from the heritage architecture of Queen Street to Auckland’s famed Viaduct Harbour. You’ll drive through the city’s oldest park, Auckland Domain, whose vegetation thrives from the soil of an ancient volcano. 

Upon reaching the charming village of Parnell, stop for a cup of coffee (own expense) or to browse the specialty boutiques and antique stores housed in historical buildings.

Follow a waterfront route to your final destination of Mission Bay via Tamaki Drive. Complete your sightseeing itinerary at Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, which boasts picturesque views over Whenua Rangatira, Auckland and Waitemata Harbour.

Once you’ve snapped plenty of photos, your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great bus driver. There were only 4 people on the bus so we heard extra stories and stopped more. This tour went to different parts than the Hop On Hop Off Tour and was more informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Fantastic bus driver. Only 4 people on board so we received extra stories. Worth the trip. It went to different areas than the Hop On Hop Off Tour. Great afternoon.

Ming Chun K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great trip around city with a very knowledgeable driver. Pete gave us extensive information about the history of the city and all the highlights.

Jan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fabulous three hour tour, our guide Damian had extensive knowledge and was most helpful with our questions.

francis s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great. We had Damion as our tour guide and he was friendly and very informative about the different places we visited.

Shaun D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Our tour driver, Ron, was a real character full of humour and certainly not politically correct but that’s what made him interesting. As he took us around the different parts of Auckland we learnt more about the city, some history, and were certainly entertained.

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Pete, the driver/guide, is such a wealth of information. I really enjoyed this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Great tour!! Don was extremely informative and knowledgable and kept us all entertained. This tour set the groundwork for our "to do" list for our week long stay in Auckland.

Rosanna P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of background information about the sites. It was a wonderful way to see the highlights of Auckland!

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