Auckland

Auckland Small-Group Walking Tour with Treats

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Auckland Lanes and Hidden Gems Walking Tour
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From US$60.03

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience Auckland's hidden gems on this walking tour through the city's lanes and other secret spaces. With a guide in the lead, you'll stroll through areas you might never find on your own while listening to commentary on the city's European and Maori history. Take a break for refreshments at a heritage hotel and ride the locals' bus uptown to explore an artsy neighborhood. Traveling with a small group of just eight people or fewer guarantees an intimate atmosphere.
  • Small group of just eight people or fewer ensures personalized attention
  • Stroll through uptown Auckland to find the city's hidden gems
  • Guide provides historical commentary
  • Break for refreshments at a local hotel

What's Included

  • Refreshments - barista coffee, tea or cold drink
  • A local food tasting
  • Local's Bus uptown
  • Small group guarantee - max 8 people
  • Aucky Walky Tours curated list of the best places to eat, shop & go
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2 Customs Street East
    2 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    Corner of Customs Street East and Queen St (outside One Mobile - downtown branch). Look for guide with an Aucky Walky bag.

End point

  • 303 Queen Street
    303 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    Aotea Square on Queen St, beside the Auckland Townhall.

What To Expect

Queen Street

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Albert Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Auckland Town Hall

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Queens Arcade

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Myers Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Group size: We require a minimum of 2 walkers for a tour to proceed and booking cut off is 6pm the night prior.
  • The tour is best suited to children 10+ as the route is not stroller friendly and involves 3-4km of moderate-paced walking.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Bring proof of booking, rain jacket and bottled water.
  • Near public transportation
  • Accessibility - A light to reasonable level of fitness is required. The tour is around 3-4km long including a short uphill climb, flights of steps and a short bus ride. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or people on mobility scooters.
  • Tours proceed rain or shine. All part of the fun!
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers in wheelchairs
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Aucky Walky for the Win
Lindy_G, Aug 2023
So much was memorable about this tour. It was something my sister and I booked last minute as part of our world cup trip and it ended up being one of the most memorable things about our trip. If nothing else, you get a good first look and impression of Auckland. As our guide Liz (who also happens to be the founder of the tour guide company) told us at the end of the tour, you feel more confident when navigating Auckland. That couldn’t have been more true for the remainder of our stay. It’s the little things that help make your trip more enjoyable. Liz also had a way of welcoming you to her country that was both inviting and sincere. I also really respected and appreciated her sharing her cultural experiences as a 4th generation Kiwi as well as her vast knowledge of the local Māori culture and language. From the first minute when she opted to greet us by having us stand a little closer together (but not close) stating she wasn’t going to yell at us for the duration of the tour since it wasn’t the New Zealand way to be overly loud (and carry a blow horn for tours), I knew I would enjoy the smaller group setting and more intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Definitely more inviting and no one ever had an issue hearing her (and yet she nonetheless made an effort to regularly confirm we could all hear). Just goes to show how well thought out her this tour was and how mindful she is in wanting us to have a nice, memorable time. She could have easily overpacked the amount of people included in her tour but that wasn’t her way, which made for a gold standard in my book. The tour itself is a walking tour, but not overly strenuous. It is also off the beaten pass which is the best part. All the little known local secrets (but also while still getting to see the main sights along the way). She even provides an amazingly thoughtful guide with a little map as well recommendations on things to eat, places to go, etc. We definitely made sure to try the entire list of “what the locals eat,” before we headed home. I also want to add that while there really aren’t very many Māori cultural experiences in Auckland and while Liz doesn’t advertise this tour as such, she nonetheless strikes a good balance of weaving together the present as well both Auckland and Māori history. It presented a more complete picture of how Auckland became what it is today and even where it’s going. Again, just made for a very well-rounded experience. And yes, there were lovely treats to try along the way (all included as part of the fee). If I make another visit to NZ, I will definitely make sure to check out one of her other tours as I’m sure they are all just as lovely. You can’t beat someone who not only knows the area, but who also loves and respects the city so much that she is willing to share its beauty and secrets with others. Thank you Liz, even when we ran into my parents (who were not part of the tour) and you so generously offered to let them tag along.
Quirky Surprises
Claire_T, Apr 2023
Loved being able to see where locals hang out, e.g. the very charming Britomart. Loved the surprises along the way, too - Vulcan Lane, for instance. Wonderful way to get to know Auckland without spending lots of time doing your own research. Highly recommended!!
Response from Host, May 2023
Nga mihi/thank you Claire for your charming review and walking our way. So glad we revealed the delights of central Auckland most visitors miss. Wishing you safe travels.
Walking Wonder
Diane_M, Mar 2023
Liz shared culture and history of Aukland including Māor, food, shopping areas as well As additional things to see and do!! Highly recommended! Great pace and saw areas of the city that we would’ve not goi d on our own!
Response from Host, May 2023
It was our pleasure showing you around Auckland's best spots on foot - hope NZ left you with many happy memories.
Easy walk with some steps
Charlotte_H, Mar 2023
We had a fun walk with Liz. She narrated the fable and story behind the hidden lanes, which made the walking trip interesting. She also bought us to a heritage hotel for coffee. We also took public bus to uptown to experience the vibrant of the local people. Thumb up!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Nga mihi Singapore friends - thank you for walking our way and glad it was a fun end to your NZ trip, also that you discovered the city sights most visitors miss.
Awesome tour
Douglas_d, Jan 2023
Our guide Joan was wonderful, she was quite knowledgeable of the area, energetic and very friendly. We felt that we got an awesome overview of Auckland history and covered a lot of territory at a nice relaxed pace.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Kia ora D, glad you found your walking tour informative and fun. Guide Jo is an Auckland gem and knows the city like the back of her hand (or foot?). Thanks for posting a review and walking our way. Wishing you both safe travels.
Great walking tour
Cindy_M, Dec 2022
Excellent walking tour of Auckland. Liz was a fantastic guide and extremely informative. Visited some wonderful Auckland locations.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks CindyMcG - loved meeting you & J, hope cruise is going well & maybe our paths might cross in VicH one day on my Storm Boy pilgrimage. Glad you enjoyed your walking tour with us & that it helped inform your Auckland short stay.
Auckland walking tour with treats
Barbara_L, Nov 2022
Liz has set up a great walking tour of Auckland and Joe was an excellent tour guide. She was very informative, has a great sense of humor, and did a great job of adjusting our pace to one of the tour group’s members who has knee problems.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Nga mihi, thank you Barbara, so glad you and Ernie enjoyed our small-group experience and the kindness of guide Joe. We hope our advice helped you find your feet in Auckland and lead to a more enjoyable stay. Safe travels in Aotearoa NZ and thanks again for walking our way and supporting a wahine/women-owned tourism venture.
Liz was very knowledgeable and...
Tami_S, Apr 2018
Liz was very knowledgeable and helpful. She even sent us a list of her favourite restaurants and other activities she thought we might enjoy. It was a very pleasant tour.
This tour is the best! It was my...
Helen_W, Mar 2018
This tour is the best! It was my first day in Auckland and I wanted to see the interesting bits of Auckland that usually take longer to find, and I wanted to get recommendations about the best places to eat from a discerning local. Liz ticked all the boxes! Thanks Liz!
Our tour guide, Liz, is a delightful...
William_L, Feb 2018
Our tour guide, Liz, is a delightful and knowledgeable lady. She walked us through parts of the central area of Auckland that we would likely not have found. She had lots of historical information, and suggestions for stores and food. She sang the NZ anthem in Maori and English for us - very nice touch. She had answers for all our questions. Mostly the walk is flat and easy, but there is a small up hill section, a larger downhill section we took the bus up!, and a few steps. A completely worthwhile experience to give you a sense of both the history and current feel of Auckland.

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