Auckland: Half-Day Scenic Sightseeing Tour

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours

Auckland: Half-Day Scenic Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours

From US$ 64.93 per person

See the most iconic sights in Auckland with a small-group tour. Take in panoramic views of the city and its coastline from multiple outlooks.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Get picked up from your chosen address in Downtown Auckland or the main entrance to the Sky Tower.


  • Take a comprehensive tour of Auckland's must-see sights
  • Be awe-inspired with 360-degree views atop two extinct volcanoes
  • Learn the rich history of Auckland from a knowledgeable, local tour guide
Full description
Join this award-winning sightseeing tour to see as much of Auckland as possible in 4 hours. Make the most of your time with convenient pickup and drop-off from all central Auckland hotels with a maximum of 14 people per tour to guarantee a personal and comfortable experience. Travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and take in 360-degree views of the city on your way to the North Shore of Auckland. Explore Devonport, arguably the quaintest township in Auckland and dating back to 1850, making it the oldest on the North Shore. Marvel at the 5,000 odd villas as we explain how to tell their age. Take in more spectacular views of Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf from North Head. Hear stories about how this was an underground township with a labyrinth of tunnels during the 2nd World War and the 1880s. Explore two Victorian-style glasshouses, the Winter Gardens, which are over 100 years old. See 80 endemic ferns including the most famous Silver Fern at the Fernery. Then, journey to the top of Eden, the highest point on the isthmus of Auckland at 196 meters. Gaze out over some of the best 360-degree views of the city of Auckland. Explore Tamaki Drive and take in the beauty of Auckland's inner-city beaches and the beautiful native Pohutakawa trees that flank the coastline. Move on to Paritai Drive, the richest street in New Zealand, and enjoy spectacular views over Okahu Bay and Auckland Harbour. Visit Mission Bay and see the old stone cottage constructed from volcanic rock by Bishop Selwyn in 1848. Meander through one of the quaintest coastal suburbs in Auckland and make your way via Kohimarama to Achilles Point. Take a photo opportunity with the most spectacular views of the Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf at one of the most historic places in Auckland. You will also visit Orakei Basin, one of three crater lakes in Auckland. Listen to stories about its role in history.  Next, pass by the homes in the richest suburb in New Zealand, Remuera. Learn about the types of timber used in the construction of this district's houses and how to tell how old each building is. Drive down the golden mile of Parnell and see the oldest suburb of Auckland. After a full day of sightseeing, enjoy the convenience of being dropped back off at your hotel in the city center.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Downtown Auckland
  • Minivan with audio system
  • Food and drinks

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  •  For those staying in the suburbs of Auckland and outside the hotel pickup area, select the Sky Tower as your preferred pickup point during checkout
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based on 7 reviews

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Very interesting excursion, which is worth the detour to visit the magnificent surroundings around Auckland. Too bad our guide didn't make an effort to speak more slowly when he knew we were French and our English wasn't up to snuff. Several times we made the remark to him but he went back to making his speech so we could not understand everything he was saying. The visit lasts 4 hours so plan your water bottles because not included in the tour And you risk being thirsty at the end of the visit when it is very hot.

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December 13, 2022

Historical landmarks, Volcanic history and the views were amazing. Maungauika reserve with the old military tunnels and cannons was mind blowing to walk through and learn about. David took us everywhere. Very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. This is a must do for NZers like us or tourists from overseas. The views you capture on camera from all different bays of Auckland. Highlight of our holiday to Auckland.

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August 22, 2022

Excellent tour. Great itinerary. Our guide David was excellent, very knowledgeable and clearly proud of his city. Overall this tour exceeded our expectations. Great value for money. I would definitely recommend.

October 23, 2022

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