“Make the most of your stay in Auckland”

On our Farewell Auckland Half Day Tour, experience Auckland’s character in just four hours.

A great way to finish your visit to our beautiful city – the tour price includes an Auckland Airport Transfer.

Discover beautiful eastern beaches, historic buildings, leafy parks, iconic volcanoes, scenic drives, pretty colonial suburbs and much more.

Auckland Half Day Tour with Airport Transfer

This tour is designed for those making the most of their last day in Auckland and includes an Airport Transfer to Auckland International Airport – domestic or international departures. We collect you and your luggage from your central city hotel or cruise ship terminal and then begin our four hour tour of Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’. Our tour weaves together culture, history, landmarks, scenery and true ‘kiwiness’ that makes Auckland unique. An ideal tour for cruise ship passengers who are finishing their cruise in Auckland.

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.

Airport Transfer

After the tour we will drop you at Auckland International Airport – domestic or international departures. Please advise flight details when enquiring. Our standard start time for this tour is 9:30am. Other start times by request.

Tip for cruise ship passengers finishing their cruise in Auckland – use Cruise Critic to find other passengers doing the same. We offer discounts for groups of four or more.

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

Tour Information:

Operates: On Request – Please Enquire

Price: $130 per person including Airport drop-off
(Children 3-12 years: $70)
All prices in New Zealand dollars
Reverse tour with Airport pick-up – please enquire for prices

Times: Central Auckland 9.30am
Other start time by request

Drop off at Auckland International Airport – International or Domestic Terminal
Please advise flight details when you enquire

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 an Auckland tour to suit you perfectly.

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