AUCKLAND DISCOVERY – FOUR HOUR AUCKLAND TOUR
“We have hand-picked the very best of Auckland city and suburbs for you”
On our Auckland Half Day Tour, discover beautiful eastern beaches, historic buildings, leafy parks, iconic volcanoes, scenic drives, pretty colonial suburbs and much more.
Join us on this small group tour – a great way to experience Auckland’s character in just four hours.
Auckland Half Day Tour
Discover the best of Auckland in just four hours. We collect you from your central city hotel or outside the doors of your cruise ship terminal building. We then begin our tour of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. A ‘must’ for anyone wanting a taste of Auckland in just four hours. Our tour weaves together culture, history, landmarks, scenery and true ‘kiwiness’ that makes Auckland unique.
Parks and Gardens
Enjoy stunning views of Auckland City, its twin harbours and islands from the summit of extinct volcanoes Mount Eden and One Tree Hill. Stop for photos among cows and sheep in Cornwall Park with its volcanic craters, Maori history and giant Australian Fig trees.
Popular City Beaches and Suburbs
Auckland’s eastern beaches are popular with families, swimmers, joggers and walkers. They border the Waitemata Harbour, which is both our main port and also the main harbor for sailors and boaties.
We take you along Paratai Drive in the clifftop suburb of Orakei, one of Auckland’s most expensive suburbs and affords beautiful views across the city, the harbour and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Then enjoy more harbour views as we follow the tree lined waterfront drive to Auckland’s best inner city beaches and viewpoints.
Take a walk on the beach when we stop for lunch beneath the trees of historic Mission Bay. This is a chance to sample Fish and Chips at the Fish Pot Cafe or choose from a number of other waterfront cafes and restaurants. After lunch we make a photo stop at Achilles Point with views of the city, the harbour and the nearby islands.
Auckland Museum and City Landmarks
We head back to the city through historic Parnell with its designer shops, restaurants and galleries, past the Holy Trinity Cathedral to the Auckland Domain and Museum. The Domain is one of Auckland’s oldest parks with features that remind us of our colonial roots – a band stand, glass houses, cricket ground and sports fields in a natural volcanic basin and exotic trees planted by the early settlers. The domain also holds Auckland’s War Memorial Museum, with its Polynesian, Maori and settler exhibits. We take a brief trip across the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore and then back to the city with views of the City and Sky Tower to drive through Viaduct Harbour, Westhaven Marina and the Wynyard Quarter.
If you like we can return you to the Museum for their culture show which starts at 2:30pm (museum tickets at own cost). Or else we return you to your hotel or cruise ship terminal.
Auckland Half Day Tour – Highlights
- Volcanic Mt. Eden’s stunning views
- Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill
- Million-dollar Paritai Drive
- Mission Bay for lunch by the beach
- Achilles Point
- Tamaki Drive
- Parnell Rose Gardens
- Holy Trinity Cathedral
- Auckland Domain & Museum
- Charming Parnell Village
- Unique Harbour Bridge views
- Viaduct Harbour
- Westhaven Marina
- Wynyard Quarter
Operates: Daily, except 25 & 26 December
Price: $95 per person
(Children 3-12 years: $55)
All prices in New Zealand dollars
Times: Central Auckland 10.30am to 2.30pm
Optional: Drop off at Auckland Museum for their 2.30pm Tour or Maori Cuture Show (January to April)