Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

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

Ferry Building

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Viaduct Harbour (Pass By)

Wynyard Quarter (Pass By)

Westhaven Marina

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Auckland Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

Little Shoal Bay Reserve

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ponsonby (Pass By)

Karangahape Road (K Road) (Pass By)

Mount Eden

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Auckland Museum (Pass By)

Parnell Rose Gardens

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mission Bay Beach (Pass By)

St Heliers (Pass By)

Achilles Point

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The University of Auckland (Pass By)

Auckland Central (Pass By)

Queen Street (Pass By)

Ferry Building

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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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.


488 reviews
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Excellent Auckland Tour
John_F, Sept 2023
Michael was an excellent guide. He gave us a great tour of the city with insightful commentary. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a good overview of Auckland, whether you are planning to spend more time there and want to know the layout or if you only have a very short time and want to see the highlights in only half a day.
Fun and interesting
Sandra_P, Sept 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Michael picked us up on time and made the the whole journey fun and informative
Half day Auckland
terryskeet28, Sept 2023
Michael was a great tour guide who showed us many great sites around Auckland. He was very knowledgeable about Auckland and we all enjoyed the tour.
Great City Experience
Tina_L, Sept 2023
Michael gave us a great tour of Aukland. His knowledge of the city made the tour a great experience.p
Great day out
Derek_M, Sept 2023
Great dat out seeing some sights of Auckland. Our host Michael was excellent. We very much enjoyed the day
In reality, this tour was...
Peter_M, Sept 2023
In reality, this tour was by far the best way to see Auckland and to get a feel of what makes the city tick. It was just right time wise.
Great tour
Roberto_R, Sept 2023
Michael was an amazing tour guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and funny! He even picked me up at my hotel!
Covers a lot, well worth the money and very engaging commentary throughout the tour
Nagindar_S, Sept 2023
Well worth the money. Michael was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout the tour. The tour covers a lot of locations in Auckland and the surrounds and stopped at a number of locations for exploration on foot. The tour is suitable for all age groups. Many thanks to Michael for the engaging way he delivers information and lastly for going out of his way to drop me off at my hotel.
Great Tour
Gay_W, Sept 2023
Discovering Auckland and all it has to offer. Very enjoyable and informative driver. Opportunities to take numerous photos.
Michael has so much...
Andre_T, Aug 2023
Michael has so much knowledge of the city and it was a pleasure to see the city sights through an experienced eye.
Interesting tour of Auckland neighborhoods
Katarina_A, Aug 2023
It was great to see more than just the downtown area of Auckland. Beautiful scenery specially when we walked up the hills. Our guide was very friendly and had some interesting facts about New Zealand.
A must do whole in Auckland
Samantha_H, Aug 2023
Our guide Michael was amazing and we had a lovely group of people on the tour with us. Michael was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging! We got to see so much of Auckland and stopped off at lovely cafes and bakeries. I had the best Moroccan lamb and fig pie and the cheesecakes were amazing. We highly recommend this tour to everyone. Thanks for an amazing day Michael!!!
Great Auckland tour with Michael
Cesar_F, Aug 2023
The tour with Michael was great, we really got to know a lot of Auckland in half a day. Michael was so friendly and kind, and had so much information and funny facts to share! I highly recommend this tour if you are looking to have a very good idea of the city in 4 hours while having a nice time with Michael. You do not need much research, this is the tour you need. Thank you again Michael, and thank you for sharing your restaurant tips!
Fantastic tour
Kaylene_S, Aug 2023
Michael was on time very very knowledgeable, no rushing plenty of time, happy to accommodate what you wanted
Auckland city highlights
Mursheda_C, Aug 2023
Quick whistle stop tour of some of the highlights of Auckland city. Was a good way to get to Mount Eden and Achilles Point. Would be good to make a few more photo stops on the places that are passed by as they have some great views and scenery.
Great time! Lots of good...
Alexandra_H, Aug 2023
Great time! Lots of good information and scenic spots to take photos from. Highly recommend for anyone.
Very Fun Tour
Effy_C, Aug 2023
I had a great time on this tour. Michael was informative and very funny. I learned a lot and recommend this to others.
Highly recommend
Katrina_S, Aug 2023
I would recommend for anyone including NZ's that are not familiar with Auckland. Covers a good area of Auckland and guide is humorous and knowledgeable. Very accommodating and at the end of the tour he asked where we would like to be dropped off, I requested Ponsonby which he kindly did.
Great host, great way to see the city if you're not staying for long
Dominic_F, Jul 2023
Michael is a really nice bloke and you will definitely enjoy the tour. Communication pre-trip was excellent, which I always appreciate. And if, like me, you're only in town for a few days and want to see a lot of the place in a short period of time, this is the perfect way to do it. And at a reasonable price too.
I had a splendid time...
Troy_L, Jul 2023
I had a splendid time cruising around Auckland with Michael. He was extremely knowledgeable, highly talkative and endlessly entertaining with his whit and charm. I most enjoyed his ability to show both the successes and problems modern Auckland faces. It was eye-opening and very interesting to get a locals perspective on how things have changed in the last 30 years. Highly recommended.

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