Auckland City Small-Group Morning Discovery Tour

Auckland, New Zealand

From US$55.75

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


With limited time to explore Auckland, this morning discovery tour takes in all the highlights. Visit sights including The Domain, Waitemata Harbour, and Queen Street; cross the Harbour Bridge to the beaches of the North Shore, explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Devonport and Ponsonby, and take in the views from Mount Victoria.
  • Comprehensive tour of Auckland ideal for first-time visitors
  • Magnificent views of Auckland from Mount Victoria
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Auckland hotel
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Local guide
  • Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • SkyCity Auckland
    Corner Victoria and, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    If you have not confirmed an inner city hotel pick up with us then our central meeting point is the entrance to the SkyCity Hotel. IMPORTANT: if you are meeting the tour here, this will need to be confirmed with us. Please call to confirm the night prior - 0800 423 224

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up is available from most inner city Auckland accommodation - more departure locations are available within the inner city Auckland area and can be organised upon booking - Please add your Hotel details in when booking. Tour returns to the original departure point at 12:15pm approx.

What To Expect

Queen Street (Pass By)

Ponsonby Central (Pass By)

Auckland Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

Narrow Neck Beach

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rangitoto Island (Pass By)

Mount Victoria Reserve

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Westhaven Marina

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Waitemata Harbour (Pass By)

Auckland Domain

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parnell (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small-group tour maximum 16 participants
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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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Traveler Tips

This excursion is fine for older people that do not want to walk much, but it wasn't really what we were expecting.


24 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 24 reviews
Jose_V, May 2023
We had a great time touring the city. Our guide was very knowledgeable. He gave us a lot of great information and answered all of our questions.
Auckland Table of Contents
Rick_E, Jan 2023
Wayne provided a very interesting and informative overview of Auckland and the surrounding communities shortly after we arrived:-)
A nice introduction to Auckland
Linda_Z, Jan 2023
This excursion was a nice introduction to Auckland and the surrounding area. The tour guide provided the history of the city and showed us the beaches and the sites of inactive volcanoes. Beautiful scenery!
So glad I took this tour.
Cheryl_M, Jan 2023
It was ALL enjoyable, the drive up the mountain and view from the top was great. The driver/tour guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Welcome to Aukland!🤗
Frank_H, Nov 2022
It was a fun and very informative experience.tour! There was a great mix of history, fun stories and humor! We both enjoyed it!
A super tour of Auckland both inside and overlooking it.
Frank_M, Nov 2022
Easy going interesting informative pleasant tour to give you multiple views of the city’s buildings and structure; with a trip across the Auckland bridge and views back to Auckland from the top of an extinct volcano. Wonderful and highly recommended.
Great first day tour to get a feel for Auckland!
Glenn_T, Aug 2022
The half day city tour with Wayne was 5 stars. Wayne provided both humor and interesting facts about each part area we visited. The pacing was comfortable and provided a good overview of the Auckland area on our first day in NZ, The highlight of the tour was our stop at Narrow Neck Beach Cafe where we had our first taste of hand crafted meat pies. The were exceptional and the best we had our entire trip. Highly recommend this as a first day tour to get a feel for the city. Wayne was a great source of information on places to dine and things to see in Auckland.
Great Tour
Dave_H, Jul 2022
Alex was fantastic. Very informative, a lot covered in a short-period of time. Great and fast way to see the city. Absolutely recommend.
Auckland highlights
Arseny_K, Feb 2020
Good tour and excellent narration. The guide was very accommodating. Perfect timing of the hotel pickup.
It wasn't exactly what we had in mind
Laura_F, Dec 2019
This excursion is fine for older people that do not want to walk much, but it wasn't really what we were expecting. We only had 3 stops Mt Victoria, a beach, and the Winter Garden. Mt Victoria was super rushed, beach was more of a bathroom and coffee stop, and Winter Gardens I think we could've done without...The entire tour was driving around, too much info to take in, no time to actually take any pictures or enjoy what the guide was talking about. The most time we had at a stop was at the Winter Garden, and honestly you can see gardens elsewhere in the world, it not something that amazing or noteworthy about the city, unless its a longer tour and you want to fit more things in it to fill up time. I'm guessing there are way more important things to visit in Auckland though. We did an excursion in Sydney which was a small group morning walking tour and that was great. We knew there was driving involved in this small group Auckland tour, but we didn't realize the extent of it. I would recommend making more stops, giving people more time to walk around and enjoy/soak in all the info that the tour guide is giving us. Maybe choose different stops, Mt Victoria was great, beach was fine, but I would change the Winter Garden and definitely add other stops...Make the tour longer, or remove some parts. You could start it earlier, finish it later, there are ways to make this a better and more enjoyable tour. Please note our guide was nice and very informative, he is just doing the itinerary that was given to him, so it is not his fault we didn't like this tour.
Perfect introduction to Auckland
Janet G, Oct 2019
Our guide Sean gave a wonderful tour of the city. Having been born In Auckland his personal stories of the places we visited addled to the experience

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