Auckland Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Instead of hopping on a crowded bus for a scripted and impersonal introduction to the City of Sails, learn about its hidden gems and exciting subcultures from your own local tour guide. On this fully customizable walking tour, explore Auckland with a private guide and get their take on the city. Whether you’re curious about sports or theaters, nature or art, discover things to do and places to see that are tailored to your interests.
  • Take your time: choose a start time and tour length that works with your schedule
  • Meet your guide at your hotel or any other location: customizable starting point
  • Family tours available: purchase tickets for under-13s at a discounted price
  • Check in with your guide with ease: simply download your e-tickets to your phone

What's Included

  • Local guide "Lokafyer"
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Local transportation around the city (It’s a walking tour, car transportation isn’t included)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
    Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    Travelers can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel. In case your hotel is outside the city center we will select a convenient meeting point in the city center.Tour may end at a different location from the departure point unless requested in advance of the tour.

End point

  • Auckland
    Auckland, New Zealand

    Tour may end at a different location from the departure point, unless requested in advance of the tour.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge
  • Tours are entirely personalized, please provide the start time, meeting place and information about you so that we can organize the tour
  • Lokafy tours provide a general overview of the city with practical information from a local’s perspective, not detailed historical facts
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a walking tour. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes
  • In case travellers would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for themselves and also the Lokafyer (local guide)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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What a way to see Auckland
Matthew_D, Jan 2023
What a fabulous tour. Our guide Kristen was amazing. Pre tour contact was great- asking our dislikes/likes and what we wanted from the day. Unfortunately she was given the thankless task of cramming as much into 8hrs as possible. We had a lovely walk around the city and then we jumped on a ferry to devonport for a wander and beautiful quayside lunch. Back over to mainland and then visited a few food markets, caught the bus to Newmarket and visited a rooftop mall oasis- well worth a visit, back on the bus to Posenby for a drink in a quirky bar then a lovely walk downhill back to our starting point. Kristen was informative, funny and checking we were ok- a very attentive host. I highly recommend doing this tour- personalised to what you want and will be asking for Kristen again when we return to Auckland- lots more hidden gems to find.
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Pamela_M, Nov 2022
Our tour guide in Aukland was wonderful ! Nikolas escobar however our meeting place coming from a cruise ship was way too far away … could have met easily walking at Maritime museum instead of war memorial