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Auckland City and West Coast Full Day Tour provided by TIME Unlimited Tours

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Auckland City and West Coast Full Day Tour

Auckland City and West Coast Full Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Visit Auckland neighborhoods including Devonport, Parnell, and Titirangi
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland has it all—beautiful beaches, vibrant neighborhoods, and dramatic coastal scenery. This tour visits all best viewpoints in one day with a comprehensive itinerary that takes in both Auckland City and the West Coast. Visit Devonport, Parnell, and Auckland Harbour Bridge; travel through the Waitakere Ranges; and discover the black sand beaches and kauri forests of the West Coast.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Spectacular views of the Waitakere Ranges and West Coast beaches
  • Great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport included
  • Personalized experience: small group of up to 15 people
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel, set out to explore the city aboard a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Pass landmarks including Auckland Domain, the Sky Tower, and Auckland Museum; travel through the affluent district of Parnell; then follow the scenic Tamaki Drive, which affords impressive views over Waitemata Harbour and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Continue along the coast, stopping at the beaches of Mission Bay and the seafront village of Devonport, enjoying views of Rangitoto Island and Mt Victoria. After a short stop in Titirangi, arrive at the Arataki Visitor Centre in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, where you can learn more about the region’s geology, wildlife, and Maori heritage. Driving further down the West Coast, hop out to stroll along the black volcanic sands of Piha Beach and marvel at the gigantic kauri trees of the so-called ‘Kauri Coast’. Back in Auckland, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Spectacular views of the Waitakere Ranges and West Coast beaches
  • Great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport included
  • Personalized experience: small group of up to 15 people
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel, set out to explore the city aboard a luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Pass landmarks including Auckland Domain, the Sky Tower, and Auckland Museum; travel through the affluent district of Parnell; then follow the scenic Tamaki Drive, which affords impressive views over Waitemata Harbour and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Continue along the coast, stopping at the beaches of Mission Bay and the seafront village of Devonport, enjoying views of Rangitoto Island and Mt Victoria. After a short stop in Titirangi, arrive at the Arataki Visitor Centre in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, where you can learn more about the region’s geology, wildlife, and Maori heritage. Driving further down the West Coast, hop out to stroll along the black volcanic sands of Piha Beach and marvel at the gigantic kauri trees of the so-called ‘Kauri Coast’. Back in Auckland, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5213P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver/guide
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • All local taxes
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please bring: outdoor clothing for the day’s weather conditions and sensible flat walking shoes, sun hat, sunscreen, your camera and a smile.
  • Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Outside main entrance of SkyTower in Downtown Auckland. Please advise Downtown accommodation when booking
  • Ports:
  • Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • 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
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (note min pax number is only 2). In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour does not operate on Christmas Day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver/guide
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • All local taxes
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please bring: outdoor clothing for the day’s weather conditions and sensible flat walking shoes, sun hat, sunscreen, your camera and a smile.
  • Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Outside main entrance of SkyTower in Downtown Auckland. Please advise Downtown accommodation when booking
  • Ports:
  • Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • 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
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (note min pax number is only 2). In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour does not operate on Christmas Day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 20, 2021
A note from Auckland City and West Coast Full Day Tour
We meet and exceed all safety measures to keep both our guests and our wonderful team of guides safe. Our safety measures adapt based on requirements to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sky Tower
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Museum
  • 1
    Auckland Domain
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Parnell
    Auckland Harbour Bridge
    Rangitoto Island
    Titirangi
  • 2
    Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Piha Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Karekare Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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tanya f
Queensland, Australia15 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
I am so very grateful to Time Unlimited Tours, from the first communication to the big goodbye - I felt completely cared for .
Neill & Ceillhe firstly for operating such a professional & personal experience and one that I will remember forever and share with my family .
They really are incredible humans that went to such much detail to ensure I had an unforgettable experience .
The vechiles they use for their tours are both personal & luxurious and their passion for their homeland is so evident in the way the knowledge was shared with me .
We visited some stunning locations and I was given an insight into the significance of these sights from a Māori perspective, this is so important to me as I am a big believer that our lessons in life come from the culture of a destination & I felt a connection with the land & their culture .
Neill was witty , funny & authentic and although I didn’t personally meet Ceillhe , I was able to feel her warmth through our communications .
If you really want to experience the beauty of New Zealand & nourish your hearts and eyes - these are your people 🏔
Thank you TIME unlimited 🏔💜
Written May 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much Tanya for your wonderful review. Times have been incredibly tough over the past 2 years now but we have managed to hang in there somehow. Having the pleasure of meeting and hosting amazing people like you are the very reason we never gave up even in the darkest times of the pandemic, knowing that if we managed to hold on somehow, we will get back to meeting such interesting manuhiri (guests) from around the world again, being privileged to show you what makes Auckland and New Zealand so special. Ka kite ano (see you again soon)! Neill & Ceillhe
Written May 17, 2022
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Jamtraveltips
Palm Beach Gardens, FL258 contributions
Feb 2020
My husband and I were on a cruise from Melbourne, Australia through New Zealand. As with most of our ports on this cruise, we had just one full day to check out the big city of Auckland. Wanting to see as much as possible in this short time, we scheduled a TIME Unlimited Tour.

Our guide, Sofia, had a hard time getting to us at the port due to all of the construction in the CBD, and she asked us to walk a block over and meet her. Once in our van with 4 other people, we took off for what ended up being a really fantastic tour. We saw so many wonderful places in just eight hours. As a bonus, throughout the day, Sofia offered us local treats. We had delicious Kiwi Juice, crackers, cookies, and little candies called Jaffas that I crave still!
Written May 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, which we really appreciate! Please keep safe during this pandemic and we look forward to hosting you again one day soon. Neill and Ceillhe Sperath
Written June 14, 2020
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Margo
6 contributions
Feb 2020
Sophia was our tour guide and she was fabulous! So knowledgeable, friendly, professional...she made this an extrodinary experience! Thank you, Sophia!
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It was a pleasure reading your review about your Auckland Tour with us! On our Auckland City & West Coast Luxury Tours, our guests get to experience the very best of Auckland city as well as the Waitakere Ranges on Auckland’s famous West Coast in one spectacular day. All our tours can also be experienced as private tours, of which we have an extensive range to ensure our guests get exactly what they are looking for. Ka kite ano (see you agfain soon)! Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
Written February 16, 2020
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DonBeach
McLean, Virginia78 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Cathy provided not only superb and informative visual experience but also introduction to Maori wisdom and culture. It was a welcome educational introduction to the beauty of New Zealand
Written May 2, 2019
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It was such a pleasure reading your review and thank you for taking the time to take the time to write about your tour with our Maori guide Cathy. We like to think that our tours are a combination of great sights, hosting by a guide that loves people and their job, as well as imparting lots of information about our special city Auckland and country New Zealand. Thanks! Neill Sperath
Written September 9, 2019
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Charles F
Sachse, Texas13 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Actually we did four tours with Hazel. She's the best, so knowledgeable and excited to share her love of New Zealand. From the first contact with Sheryl everything was handled smoothly. Hazel met us at the dock and we took all of our luggage (three couples) to our hotel. Then it was off on our first tour to see the "glow worms" at Waitomo Cave. Actually the glow worms look like icicles hanging down from the roof of the cave, but they have a blue tint glow that shows up in the dark. Very unique experience! The second day we did the Highlights of Auckland tour which included several beaches, Mt. Victoria, Westhaven Marina (the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland Damain Museum and Wintergarden and Hokey Pokey ice cream. The third day we did the Matakana Country tour with a couple of wine tastings, Pahoi Pub and Cheeses, a honey center and several parks. The fourth day was the Kumeu Country (wine and dine) where we spent about an hour at the Mission Bay Beach (all the beaches -both black and white sand - were awesome), ate lunch and wine tasting at Soijans Winery and then to the airport to begin the trip home. We had some great tour guides (and some not so great) on our 24 day trip, but Hazel was definitely the best
Written March 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We’re so happy to hear that you had the best time on our tour. Like Hazel, all of our guides are experts who enjoy sharing their love of our city and country with our guests. Our small family-owned business TIME Unlimited Tours offers a great variety of luxury tours from half day to multi-day tours in luxury Mercedes vehicles. These multi day tours are all fully customised to suit the interests of our guests and make every day a unique experience. Thanks again for your great review! Neill and Ceillhe Sperath.
Written February 16, 2020
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Irene M
Newport Beach, CA33 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We were originally signed up for 1/2 day tour but thought we were going to be on full day tour. Luckily, we were able to get that full day tour. Wonderful tour of Auckland from volcanos, great vistas, tour of waterfalls, Devonport, and Piha beach all in 1 day. Lunch included at Winter Gardens. Sofia was great guide and Ceillhe was very helpful.
Great way to see Auckland and get ideas of other places to revisit
Written March 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kiaora Irene, it was our pleasure to host you for a full day as most people who do a half day end up asking if they could upgrade to the full day as they are able to see the value they get. We know we have a lot of great informaiton and locations to share with you and hope people reading your review will also choose the full day option so they don't miss out on how great a city Auckland is with all its diverse locations that are easily accessible from downtown Auckland hotel pickups. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of our service and we loved hosting you. Take care Ceillhe
Written March 19, 2019
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jh0123
Houston, TX95 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Kirsty was a fabulous tour guide! She picked us up on time from our ship in a very clean and spacious Mercedes-Benz van. There were snacks and waters. Kirsty is an excellent driver and very cautious too. We saw all our Auckland city center and bays which are just stunning. We had a lovely time at a winery and a delicious lunch of fish and chips. For us the highlight was the Muriwai beach with its black sand and dramatic coastal views. Kirsty is so knowledgeable about New Zealand history and so well traveled. Thanks for a great day!!
Written March 3, 2018
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Thank you so much for your kind review about our tour with Kirsty as your guide, which we were delighted to read. Ka kite ano (see you again soon), Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
Written March 15, 2018
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Kalonymos2015
Jerusalem, Israel47 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Our full day tour of Auckland was our first experience in New Zealand and it set a high standard for all the tours to come. Our guide Sofia picked us up with another five people and the first thing she did was have us all introduce ourselves, so that within a few minutes we were sharing stories like old friends. The tour took us to the outskirts of Auckland and the surrounding beaches, a walk in the forest, a Maori museum and the inner city. Along the way we learned about the history of Auckland, and the Maori culture, the native trees and the medicinal plants. Sofia shared stories of her Polynesian heritage and its legends. We tasted kiwi juice and manuka honey, had a delicious lunch and parted with snacks and gifts. A wonderful day.
Written February 18, 2018
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Auckland Tour and our highly-valued guide Sofia. On our full day Auckland Tours, we provide a great overview of Auckland City, the marine village of Devonport on Auckland's North Shore, as well as the famous Waitakere Ranges on Auckland's amazing West Coast, where movies such as Academy Award-winning "The Piano" as well as the TV series "Xena Warrior Princess" were filmed. We are very lucky to be able to operate in one of the world's most beautiful cities and regions and we are also very careful to select only the very best guides who really care about our culture, manuhiri (guests) and environment, thereby opening up its wonders to our growing number of guests from around the world. Ka kite ano (see you again soon)! Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
Written February 22, 2018
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RRBarrows
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Time Unlimited tours is family owned & operated, offering a personal touch to touring often not found with larger companies. The time spent making sure your experience is special is spectacular. Our tour guide, Sophia, brings personal history and welcoming to each traveler. We highly recommend this company for New Zealand tours.
Written December 7, 2019
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Thank you so much for choosing us to guide you in our beautiful city Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland). We pride ourselves on providing highly personalised tours for all of our guests and on every tour, we strive for our manuhiri (guests) to see the passion we have for our home, as well as learn about us and our country Aotearoa (New Zealand) during each tour. We’re delighted that you loved Sofia as much as we do! Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
Written January 12, 2020
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Sue C
Adelaide, Australia44 contributions
Hazel was such a kind and supportive host/guide. She went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met throughout the day, and what an amazing day it was. We went off peak so a very tailored experience for our small group. Would go again in a heartbeat with this company, and would happily kidnap Hazel, you’re welcome to come visit any time! :-) 

Written May 18, 2019
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We're delighted you enjoyed your tour with us so much that you would kidnap Hazel.....we just love her too, so would need to kidnap her back! By the way one of the things we are most proud of in our business is the wonderful guides that work for and with us. They are all caring, highly-knowledgeable and truly love what they do, showing our guests around places in Auckland and throughout New Zealand that we are all passionate about. Anyway maybe you can return to our beautiful shores again one day and we could host you again, so we can all enjoy having her! Ka kite ano (see you again soon), Neill & Ceillhe Sperath
Written August 21, 2019
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Thoroughly Recommended
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to and from Matakana Market. Neill was entertaining, friendly and went out of his way
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This is my third time using their service. I cant recommend enough! Neill and Ceillhe are so lovely and helpful. T
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