Day Tours From Cruise Ships In Auckland

Book with us for well organised, interesting Auckland cruise excursions far from the madding crowd. Meet the real locals and get great value for money with our small group tours.

We can be flexible about start and end times to suit your cruise timetable. See our standard tours below or ask us to design a special itinerary for your group. With small groups and friendly local guides, Milestone Tours guarantee you a more personal experience than joining 50 other visitors on a standard coach bus.

We offer cruise terminal pickup and drop off, OR airport drop off, group discounts for 4 or more, and we will get you back to your cruise ship in plenty of time for ‘all aboard’. If your ship is delayed for any reason, and there is not enough time for your shore excursion, we’ll give you a 100% refund.

Our small group tours take you to more places

Auckland Discovery

Metropolitan beaches, leafy suburbs, historical quarters and scenic drives – a half day introduction to modern Auckland.

A guided tour of our unique ‘City of Sails’. We’ve hand-picked the very best of Auckland for you: its stunning beaches, historic buildings, leafy inner city parks, iconic volcanoes, scenic drives, pretty colonial suburbs and much more.

Farewell Auckland

Make the most of your last day in Auckland – a half day tour with Airport Transfer.

Ideal for those leaving their cruise ship in Auckland. Our four hour tour shows you Auckland’s highlights followed by an Airport Transfer. We collect you and your luggage from your cruise ship terminal and then begin our tour of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Discover metropolitan beaches, historic buildings, leafy parks, iconic volcanoes, scenic drives, pretty colonial suburbs. Our tour weaves together culture, history, landmarks, scenery and true ‘kiwiness’ that makes Auckland unique, then we farewell you at Auckland Airport.

Auckland West Coast Adventure

Gannet colony, rainforest, pounding surf beaches and fine wineries – the treasures on Auckland’s doorstep.

Depending on your cruise itinerary and preference, we can reduce this shore excursion to a 6-hour tour with less walking.

From Auckland you can easily discover our famous, 100% pure New Zealand. In just one day, we take in lush rainforest, untamed beaches, gannet colony, iconic volcanoes, vineyards and expansive city views in this one day tour to Auckland’s West Coast less than an hour from the city.

Waitomo Spellbound Glow Worm Caves

(Cruise Excursions OR Group Bookings Only)
Waitomo Spellbound Glow Worm Caves, picturesque farmland, small group tour with easy walking

Our small group tours take you to the Spellbound Glow Worm Caves in the Waitomo Valley for a 3 hour guided tour (unlike some large coach companies that offer only a 45 minute cave tour).

Matakana & Sheep Farm Show

Country towns, picturesque coastline, sheep farm show, honey center.

Country living at its best. Galleries, boutique vineyards, pottery studio, sheep world farm show, lamb feeding, honey center. Picturesque countryside and coastline all within easy reach of Auckland.

Things to Do in Auckland
1 Day Tours
Take a day to escape Auckland City.
1 Day Tours
Auckland to Bay of Islands
2 Day Tours
Come with us on an overnight tour.
2 Day Tours
Auckland Day Tours
Cruise Excursions
See and do more of what you want.
Cruise Excursions
Auckland Private Tours
Private Tours
Bespoke packages, the choice is yours.
Private Tours

If you haven’t seen a tour to match exactly what you are looking for, visit our private tours – we’re sure to be able to design one that’s just what you want.

Ka Kite Ano (see you soon),
The Milestone Tours team