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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 12/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If you only have one day to discover Auckland, this tour squeezes in as many must-see sights as possible. See the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge, explore neighborhoods such as Ponsonby and Devonport, and take in the views from One Tree Hill, then spot gannets at Muriwai Beach and enjoy wine tasting along the Kumeu wine trail.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sky Tower
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Harbour Bridge
    Devonport
  • 1
    Muriwai Gannet Colony
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    North Head Historic Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Achilles Point
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Auckland Domain
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Soljans Estate Winery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Riverhead
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Mission Bay
    Kohimarama
  • 7
    Remuera
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Mount Eden
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Tamaki Drive
    Parnell
    Orakei Basin
    Paritai Drive
    Waimauku
    Coatesville
  • You'll end at
    Sky Tower
    Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Maximize your time with an itinerary packed with top attractions 
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • This tour is limited to a maximum of 11 or 14 persons
  • Spectacular Auckland views from One Tree Hill, Achilles Point.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup, set out to discover Auckland by air-conditioned minibus, starting with a scenic drive along the North Shore. Stop to take photos of the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour, en-route to Devonport, then hop out to stroll the seafront promenade. Continue along the coast, stopping at lookout points such as North Head, from where you can spot Rangitoto Island; Misson Bay, and Bastion Point. Back in the city, pass Viaduct harbour and the Sky Tower, before taking a walk around the beautiful parks of One Tree Hill and the Auckland Domain. Visit the popular Ponsonby neighborhood for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and some time to browse the many boutiques and galleries. Then, pay a visit to Muriwai Beach, home to one of New Zealand’s most important Gannet breeding colonies. End your tour with wine tasting in the Kumeu wine region, before being dropped back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Downtown Centrally Situated Hotels or Cruise Ships
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Wine-tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Some easy walking is involved. Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Minimum Age is 10 years
  • We can provide this tour to groups larger than 14 by discussions with Viator and ourselves
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rozanne wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
The most fun and relaxing day I have had. Our tour guide gave us interesting facts while we were driving, took us to beautiful sceneries and made sure we got served a delicious lunch. We were relaxed and had no worry in the world while we were in our tour guide's capable hands.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS
Responded Sep 22, 2020
It was our pleasure to share this very special day in exquisite vineyard settings enjoying the truly delicious tasting of wine complemented by a lunch reflecting our spring season. Thank you for the lovely comments about one of our tour guides. We pride ourselves on our knowledge not only of the area but also on the vineyards that we have specially chosen for you visit so you can truly discover your true wine personality and express yourself. Thank you for choosing our tour and best wishes.
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Larry m wrote a review Mar 2020
Minesing, Canada283 contributions150 helpful votes
Picked up at the pier for a full day of exploring the beautiful city of Auckland. Mike was our driver and our tour guide with a fountain of knowledge. We visited all the highlights of the Auckland and also enjoyed a delicious lunch and also visited a winery. Walking up a volcano
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Wow! Loved your headline " Simply amazing." You experienced first hand why we pride our tour as being the most comprehensive 1 Day Tour available of Auckland. Whether, like you ,on a cruise ship or at a hotel, our tour truly encapsulates the real Auckland with its vibrancy, spectacular scenery and the 360 views atop our volcanoes (extinct of course) that give the most amazing views of Auckland. You can now appreciate why to see the best of Auckland you need to be in a smaller 12-15 centre vehicle rather than the 50/60/70 seater coaches as, due to the topography of Auckland, we journey to places the large buses physically cannot go to. No doubt when you reflect on a map of Auckland you will truly appreciate how much of Auckland we covered and you saw; and yes the historic lunch stop that so many guests say is one of the highlights of the day not to mention the wine tasting (included in our tour) We appreciated your comment also " it’s worth every penny. " as we believe everyone of our 8 tours are excellent value-for-money Thank you for choosing our tour and best wishes
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Anatole B wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Worth the bucks. Auckland has sights to die for, bucket list heaven. Value for money. Gets you to volcanoes, beaches, downtown, waterfront, etc..
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Thank you. We pride ourselves on our Full Day Tour of Auckland being the most extensive and comprehensive 1 Day Tour available. We were privileged to share our city with you and now you can appreciate why we say this. As you mentioned are there any better views in Auckland that aloft the volcanoes (all extinct) that we travel to for spectacular 360 degree views. Our tour encapsulates the history, culture, fauna and flora and our tour is like opening pandora's box that is just full of gems; the rugged West Coaches black Sand Beaches, the vibrancy of the waterfront, quaint Devonport with its historic villas, the wine district of west Auckland, the countryside, the beautiful Wintergarden and Fernery, historic lunch stop...….. just to mention a few. You clearly fell in love with Auckland and our knowledgeable guide would have made your day even more special. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes for the rest of your time in New Zealand
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D F W wrote a review Mar 2020
Hervey Bay, Australia31 contributions16 helpful votes
MickS picked us up at our hotel early and he made the day so enjoyable by his knowledge of the whole area andhis interaction with the whole group. One of the best day tours we've been on and MickS made it happen, was like going out for the day with friends. The van was nice
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you! Loved your headline "Awesome Day Tour" We make no secret of the fact that our Full Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive Full Day 8 Hour Tour of Auckland available. As you experienced Auckland is such a beautiful and spectacular city that you just need a knowledgeable and experienced guide to show you. You clealry experienced that. You are right that from the moment we pick you up in the conmfort and luxury of one of our Mercedes Benz vehicles, we are strangers but by the end of the day, we are like family and this is at the heart of the ethos and culture of our Company. I sense you fell in love with Auckland. You would have marvelled at the stunning 360 degree views when we were elevated but equally at the history, culture, fauna and flora that was unfolded to you Our tour is the ideal tour for anyone in Auckland for a day (either off a cruise ship-where we pick up from or staying at a hotel) like you and you want to see as much as you possibly can. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes
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Ros G wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada44 contributions32 helpful votes
This was a great tour showcasing the beauty of Auckland and surrounding areas. We saw the wild west coast with its beautiful surf and gannet colony, stunning beaches within a short drive of downtown, interesting historic neighborhoods and the amazing Winter Garden with its
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS
Responded Feb 8, 2020
Thank you. It was a pleasure to host you as we showcased our spectacular city. We make no secret of the fact that our Full Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive Full Day Tour of Auckland availaible. It is perfect for either those either off a cruise ship or just transitting Auckland for a day and want to see as much as possible. You would also have marvelled at the stunning 360 degree views when we were aloft at some of the highest landmarks in Auckland. The typography of Auckland is such is that if you truly want to see Auckland you need to be in smaller vehicles as our 12 and 15 seater Mercedes Benz vehicles can access the places the 50/60/70 seater coaches just cannot go to. Additionally, as you experienced our tour is highly personal which affords us the best opportunity to explain in depth the history of each location that we travel to plus of course, take photos with amazing backdrops that you would have appreciated and will look back so fondly on. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes
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The BEST of the BEST! :-)
My husband and I did a Wine Tour in Auckland with David. He is one of the best tour guides we have had so far. He
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Hobbiton and then Waitomo Caves, what a great day!
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Thumbs up for David and Scenic Tours👍🏻
David is a really lovely guider who gave us a lot of helpful information during the tour. He took many amazing and
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This tour is absolutely amazing. Worth getting up early. The tour guide David was great, he is very knowledgeable a
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A Fabulous Journey to Middle Earth & Back
From the early morning pickup until our 2.30pm drop off, Dave from Auckland Scenic Tours took care of all the detai
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Perfect trip thank you Michael
We arrived at Glowworm Caves at around 9 am and enjoyed an amazing trip on a boat in the cave. It was so beautiful
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Nice trip!
I was very lucky that I was the only member in the tour (well not lucky for the tour company), so it's like having
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Amazing is not enough
I can't say one, all was my favorite. Is completely amazing and recommend. The guide Keenan was always very friendl
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It was an amazing tour we had me and my partner, the driver David was informative and was a big help for us to know
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Magical memories to last forever
David was so amazing, he looked after our family from the first introduction til the very end. It was such an amazi
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An excellent trip
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  • Duration: 8h
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