Auckland Afternoon City Highlights Half-Day Tour

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Auckland Afternoon City Highlights Half-Day Tour
from £37.20
Discover the best things to do in Auckland aboard a luxury coach on this half-day Auckland sightseeing tour; from heritage-listed buildings to the Viaduct Harbour and city waterfront views. Choose a morning or afternoon departure and enjoy a 3 hour tour exploring Auckland - perfect if you are short on time!
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In Brief

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
3 hours
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Great overview and orientation of the city
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Set off through the city centre, along the main road of Queen Street, past iconic Karangahape Road and the stylish suburb of Ponsonby.

Pass By: Auckland Harbour Bridge, Curran St, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

view Harbour Bridge

Pass By: Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Cross over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline.

Pass By: Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Visit the Viaduct Harbour, home to America's Cup racing for many years, and the historic buildings around the University of Auckland, before continuing to the Auckland Domain.

Pass By: Auckland Domain, Park Road, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Developed around an extinct volcano, the Domain features 75 hectares of open spaces, tropical gardens, duck ponds and public art, and is home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Stop At: Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052 New Zealand

Stop for a short afternoon tea break (own expense) at historic Parnell Village.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: MJ Savage Memorial Park, Bastion Point, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071 New Zealand

Next, travel the stunning waterfront route of Tamaki Drive to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park. Named after one of New Zealand's greatest and most popular Prime Ministers, we briefly stop at Michael Savage lookout.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Waitemata Harbour, Auckland New Zealand

The park with its formal gardens and tranquil atmosphere, offers a panoramic outlook over the picturesque Eastern Bays, Auckland city and the Waitemata Harbour.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free on board WiFi
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Guided commentary


  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Departure Point

102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups need to be requested at least 24 hours prior.

Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Kevin was entertaining, knowledgeable and very friendly. A great tour. I only had a half day to get a feel for Auckland and I am delighted I chose this tour. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Kevin my guide was nice and informative about Auckland. I was the only person in the tour, It was even more convenient.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
For first time travelers to Auckland, this tour is a must! This tour highlights the City of Sails' scenic places. Our favorite is the short hike to Mt Eden Volcano's Summit. Our first time to be up close to an actual crater. It also shows 360-degree view of Auckland.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
My sister and I had a great time on our city tour of Auckland. Our cruise ship did not get us to our hotel in time for our morning tour but they switched it to the afternoon. Our driver, Sandy, was so informative. She is of Marori descent and gave us a great perspective of the history of Auckland and New Zealand. I had read a review of this tour before I left home and it was with the actual tour guide that I had read about. How lucky for us!
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
Our guide knew all the trivia as well as the normal history of everything! He was funny! It was a great way to see the city - especially since we got to get out by the bridge and take amazing photos of the city. It was particularly fun driving up through Parnell. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 10 Mar 2018
This was the most amazing ,,,,,but scary,,,,,,thing I have ever done!!!!! Highly professional guide and very safe equipment. Would love to do it again,,,now that I know what to expect. If you are on the fence about doing it or not,,,,,,GO FOR IT!!!!
• Submitted 10 Feb 2018
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
This trip was very interesting and well organised Especially enjoyed the visit to Parnell
• Submitted 11 Jan 2018
The bus driver was very informative great stories about Auckland. The harbour and all the boats, didnt realise there were so many boats in New Zealand. The old trees and mission bay great to see.
• Submitted 18 Dec 2017
We booked this tour to give us a flavour of the city as we there for only a couple of days before travelling on. Our lovely, friendly, lady driver was Maori and gave us a great insight into her cultural background and history along with a lively and very interesting commentary on the sights we visited. She also dispensed hints and tips for food to try, places to eat and areas to explore more. We followed up quite a few over the next two days and she was never wrong. Although we were scheduled to be dropped back at our hotel, she kindly dropped us off at the Skytower instead. This delivered exactly what we wanted and was a great start to our New Zealand trip.
• Submitted 13 Dec 2017
A short tour but a great way to see the highlights of Auckland City in a morning.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Great way to see the highlights of the city if one does not want to deal with hop on - hop off type of sightseeing. Very informative, never seemed to be rushed. Heavy afternoon traffic prevented us from an in-front-of-the-hotel drop off but a leisurely walk felt actually good after sitting on the bus for a few hours.
• Submitted 22 Mar 2017
Fantastic bus driver. Only 4 people on board so we received extra stories. Worth the trip. It went to different areas than the Hop On Hop Off Tour. Great afternoon.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2017
Great bus driver. There were only 4 people on the bus so we heard extra stories and stopped more. This tour went to different parts than the Hop On Hop Off Tour and was more informative.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
Great trip around city with a very knowledgeable driver. Pete gave us extensive information about the history of the city and all the highlights.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2016
Fabulous three hour tour, our guide Damian had extensive knowledge and was most helpful with our questions.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2015
The tour was great. We had Damion as our tour guide and he was friendly and very informative about the different places we visited.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2015
Our tour driver, Ron, was a real character full of humour and certainly not politically correct but that’s what made him interesting. As he took us around the different parts of Auckland we learnt more about the city, some history, and were certainly entertained.
• Submitted 12 May 2014
Pete, the driver/guide, is such a wealth of information. I really enjoyed this tour.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2013
Great tour!! Don was extremely informative and knowledgable and kept us all entertained. This tour set the groundwork for our "to do" list for our week long stay in Auckland.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2013
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of background information about the sites. It was a wonderful way to see the highlights of Auckland! Rosanna
• Submitted 21 Feb 2013
When in Auckland, its a very convenient way to learn and view the highlights of the city.
• Submitted 29 Jan 2013
Excellent tour, not long but very informative. The elderly tour guide, whose name I don`t recall, was quite funny.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2012

In Brief

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
3 hours
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Great overview and orientation of the city

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