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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Take in the highlights of New Zealand’s largest city on this half-day tour of Auckland and benefit from an expert guide and small group size. Admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point.
  • Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour
  • Admire views of Mt. Eden, Auckland Harbour, and the Hauraki Gulf
  • See attractions such as K Road, Auckland Domain, Achilles Point, and Auckland Museum
  • Drive through atmospheric neighborhoods including Ponsonby, Parnell, and St. Heliers
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure available
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Auckland or those short on time
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide with live commentary
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off (Inner city hotels only)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Auckland
    Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    There's a pick-up & drop-off area on Queens Wharf, to the right of the Ferry Building. That’s the spot.

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

I can pick you up from your Hotel, if you are staying in the central city area. You would need to let me know.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 11 people per booking
  • Infant seat is available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • There is some access to the bus, if you have a Walker or a Wheelchair, but these items must be folded. There is a small step. There are handles each side of the door to help.
  • Strollers must be foldable.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • In consideration of other guests, if you are un-well, please do not participate on the tour. I will refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the pick up location?

A:We only offer pickup from central districts. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

Q:Where is the meeting point?

A:The meeting point for this tour is downtown Auckland, on the corner of Queen St. & Quay St., opposite The Ferry Building.

Jul 2019

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

If you are spending limited time in Auckland and want a quick overview, this tour is for you!
I highly recommend this tour to get familiar with the city and its not too much that you feel overwhelmed.
334 reviews
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Good experience in Auckland.
Susan_C, Dec 2022
Very comprehensive tour of Auckland. Driver guide was excellent with wide knowledge on the sights of Auckland.
Great way to see Auckland in short space of time.
Suzanne_T, Nov 2022
Great way to get your bearings in Auckland and to be able to get around. It was a nightmare getting off the cruise but Michael kept in contact and patiently waited. He made, what started as a very stressful day, into a very relaxing experience. Highly recommend.
Get to know Auckland in half a day
Roxane_J, Dec 2022
Michael is very knowledgeable about the history on Auckland and made the trip fun and interesting. The sites were beautiful and trip around well planned. Highly recommend doing this to get an insight into Auckland.
Great half day tour
Stephen_S, Dec 2022
Michael the tour guide was very friendly and entertaining. The tour is a small group and takes you around Auckland and the surrounding area. My favourite part was going up mount Eden.
Great city tour
Bonnie_a, Nov 2022
We had a great tour with Mike on this sightseeing tour of Auckland. He took us to parts of the city we would have never seen on our own. His commentary was fun and kept our interest.
The best way to see Auckland
Kelly_W, Nov 2022
Michael was excellent! We saw parts of the city we never would have found on our own or seen on a large bus. We started off in the Auckland suburbs then made our way to the water and ended up at the top of the volcano right with an incredible view of all of Auckland. We made stops along the way and Michael was very knowledgeable about all of it
Must visit trip for first time Aukland visitors.
Unni_N, Nov 2022
It was a great tour going through some of the most important areas of Auckland. The guide/driver was very jovial and had good knowledge about what he spoke. We had a mixed culture in attendance for this trip and he ensured everybody's participation.
Great tour.
Kathy_K, Oct 2022
Michael was a great guide. He is funny and knows a lot about Auckland. Great tour. Saw a lot of the city and view from One Tree Hill was beautiful.
Interesting and enjoyable small group Auckland tour
Sharon_S, Oct 2022
Most enjoyable small group tour. Michael was very knowledgeable and informative in an interesting manner. Really got a feel for Auckland and it’s environ
Perfect Day One Tour
Angela_N, Oct 2022
Easy accommodating pick up, very comfortable coach, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Michael was a joy to spend time with and provided a lovely introduction to Auckland and its history. Small tour size allowed good connection with rest of our tour mates also.
City Tour.....great!
Toni_O, Oct 2022
Loved the guide. He was punctual, friendly, very entertaining and knowledgeable about the city. The tour covered all you needed to see .
A great morning out!
Rebecca_L, Jan 2020
The half day tour was fantastic. Our guide was very entertaining and informative. We were able to see so much of Auckland in a short time. Highly recommended.
Elaine_B, Dec 2019
A great insight into Auckland with a great driver/guide. An excellent way to visit Auckland with Michael Silvey
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Auckland City Tour
Tony_H, Nov 2019
Booked this trip after reviewing on tripadvisor, we were not disappointed, Michael, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and we had plenty of photo opportunities during the tour. A great way to visit beautiful locations around Auckland if you have limited time.
Wonderful Tour
Colleen_S, Aug 2019
We had a great time with Michael. Very informative and his suggestions for restaurants, activities and such were spot on. Highly recommend as a way to get to know Auckland and the New Zealand driving rules when it's not the same where you come from.
Excellent Tour
David_F, Apr 2019
Michael was very helpful, courteous and informative. On our half day tour, he took us to all the sights which we were hoping to see and more. We especially appreciated the place he took us to which gave us a view of the city across the water. He picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, which was a great help. We would highly recommend this tour (and Michael) to anyone wanting to see Auckland in a short period of time. Thanks very much.
Best way to see Auckland
Mary_H, Mar 2019
Michael is very knowledgeable and entertaining. This tour is good value and great way to see Auckland. I highly recommend.
Nice short tour to see some highlights...
NILANTHI J, Apr 2018
Nice short tour to see some highlights in Auckland including Mount Eden
Michael was a perfect host for our...
CeciliaLozada, Nov 2017
Michael was a perfect host for our first day and first visit to Auckland. He had considerable knowledge of the city, its history, and recommendations on sights and restaurants to see and come back to which was a perfect way to start our short visit before catching our cruse. Thanks Michael!
There were 4 in our party and...
DebraM_W, Feb 2018
There were 4 in our party and because my Dad is older and has some issues with mobility, Michael picked us up right in front of our hotel and on time. We added 5 more to the van and our tour of the city started. I can't imagine how it could have been any better. We covered a great distance and got to see a lot during our 4 hours. Michael was knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and our tour was a good mix of the old and the new Auckland. Great introduction and orientation to Auckland and New Zealand. I would definitely recommend taking this tour, especially if you have limited time or limited mobility. We took many tours during our 3 week vacation and this was one of the best!


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