Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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From US$45.17

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel 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)

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.

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.
411 reviews
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katelyn_r, Mar 2023
Lovely time with great information about the city! I would recommend for a short trip to learn more. I stayed here for a while and I wish I did this on my first day
Delightful City Tour
Jean_W, Mar 2023
Sheer delight from start to finish. Touched all the important bases at a relaxed pace. Driver amiable and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Auckland City tour
Doris_A, Mar 2023
We are 2 elderly ladies and truly enjoyed Michael's informative and interesting tour of Auckland. One of our party could not attend last minute and he was so thoughtful to refund her fee.
Knowledgeable guide, with a sense of what the guests want to know
Efraim_P, Mar 2023
MT. Eden was unique experience, and overall the city culture and streets and history as well as all other aspects of life.
Wonderful fun way to see Auckland
Catherine_O, Mar 2023
What a wonderful tour! Michael was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and funny. We saw such beautiful spots. I highly recommend Michael and the tour! Five plus stars from Minnesota
Auckland fun
Dean_W, Mar 2023
Michael was a great tour guide. He shared interesting information and fun stories about NZ without a political agenda. Mt. Eden has great views and Auckland harbor was beautiful. It’s a great value.
Auckland City 1/2 day Tour
James_N, Mar 2023
It was a great tour with only six adults. Our guide Mike was very interesting and gave us a a lot of local knowledge plus took us to great locations around Auckland. I would definitely recommend taking this tour with Mike.
Informative and Fun
Marcia_P, Mar 2023
Michael was terrific!!! The pace of the tour was perfect, getting out of the van often to stretch our legs and take in the views. Michael’s dialogue was very informative and he had a great sense of humor!! I especially liked the information about the America Cup races.
A must do tour of Auckland
Suzanne_T, Mar 2023
This tour is a must for anyone visiting Auckland. Whether you are here for a short time or a long one, this tour gives you all the best bits and sights of the city. Michael is fantastic! He is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and funny. He clearly loves what he does and it shows. We were picked up at our inner city hotel and then dropped off wherever we liked at the end, could have been the hotel but we chose somewhere else. Completely hassle free, loads of photo opportunities, plenty of stops, great sights and scenery. We walked away knowing quite a lot about Auckland and loved the day. Highly recommended!! Thank you Michael 😊
Best way to discover Auckland
Anne_G, Mar 2023
The commentary: So full of information and fun. Then the choices of places : city, harbour, suburbs and beaches. We had a wonderful time.
Best city tour
AiLeng_C, Mar 2023
Michael Silvey’s brilliant commentary was the most entertaining and informative part of the tour. I was like a sponge soaking up everything he said, from stories about the America’s Cup, Auckland real estate, food, historical attractions, etc. His tour is unique in that he takes to you to hard-to-reach places and gives you enough time to look around. Michael is an extraordinary guide who goes the extra mile for his guests.
It was a good experience...
Nick_Z, Mar 2023
It was a good experience and easy way to see lots of pretty places in Auckland, it is good if you love photography as you get to see a lot of beautiful sights. 👌
Relaxing 1/2 day Auckland tour.
Ann_H, Mar 2023
Great tour of Auckland and it’s highlights. Michael was a great guide, no rushing, happy to stop and explain interesting aspects of Auckland. We learned lots! Thanks Michael.
Mahalo for a great tour!!!! Michael is "no ka oi!"
LEINAALA_M, Mar 2023
Fun stories and very informative. Michael really loves what he does sharing the history and sights of Auckland. Mahalo from Maui for a great time, Michael!
Fantastic tour
Janelle_C, Mar 2023
Fantastic, Michael was friendly, informative, and amusing. It was a great tour. Definitely will recommend his tour to our friends.
Very enjoyable 4 hours
RonaldE_S, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was excellent. Very informative and interesting. Would recommend his tour to anyone visiting Auckland
Great Overview of Auckland
William_D, Feb 2023
Michael’s knowledge of the city; it’s history and idiosyncrasies. I would suggest taking this tour early in your visit. Being the owner of the company as well as a long time resident, Michael is vested in providing a quality experience. This tour gave us insights that we could follow up on throughout our visit.
Claire_P, Feb 2023
Very knowledgeable of Auckland, Michael was very obliging, very good trip . We did see a lot of Auckland
Nice Tour of Auckland
Lawrence_H, Feb 2023
Michael did a good job showing us the city with several stops along the way. He showed up on time.....
Wonderful Tour of Auckland
Alan_W, Feb 2023
Friendly & courteous guide and owner. Picked us up from our hotel. Very informative & surprisingly learned a lot about Auckland. 4 hour tour was just right. Beyond that would be tiring. Thanks, Michael for a great tour!