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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS provided by Auckland Scenic Tours

Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

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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
With limited time to experience Auckland, this tour focuses on the highlights and it’s an ideal introduction to the city for first-time visitors. Enjoy views from Auckland Harbour Bridge and North Head, learn about the Maori legends of One Tree Hill, visit the seafront suburb of Devonport, and receive tips on where to eat and drink along atmospheric Ponsonby Road.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • 1
    Devonport
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    North Head Historic Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Winter Garden Auckland Domain
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Mount Eden
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Tamaki Drive
    Paritai Drive
    Mission Bay
  • 5
    Achilles Point
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Orakei Basin
  • 6
    Remuera
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Parnell
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Highlights
  • Maximize your time in Auckland with a jam-packed itinerary
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour of up to 11: more personalized experience
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel or cruise port, set out to discover Auckland by air-conditioned minibus, starting with a drive across the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge. Continue along the coast to Devonport, a seafront village with views across the water to Auckland. Make a stop at North Head to take photos, before arriving at One Tree Hill, where you’ll have chance to learn more about Auckland’s Maori heritage. As you head into downtown Auckland, spot the landmark Sky Tower on the horizon and jump out to walk along Ponsonby Road, one of the city’s busiest streets. If you are staying in the city, your guide will be able to recommend some great places to eat or drink in the area. Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or cruise port.
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Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Local driver/guide
  • Central hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Minimum age is 10 years
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking(We can provide this tour to groups larger than 14 by discussions with Viator and ourselves)
  • A small amount of easy walking is involved. Comfortable shoes recommended
  • 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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Surreysunlovers wrote a review Mar 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom42 contributions9 helpful votes
We went on the afternoon Scenic Tour on 29th January with Mike. What a fantastic tour he provided us with. He gave a real feel for the surrounding area of Auckland including the beautiful Domain Wintergardens. Mike was an excellent host. We highly recommend this tour with
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Isn't Auckland a stunningly beautiful City? You just have to have a knowledgeable guide to show and inform you. You will reflect on the photos you took and realize how much you saw and where we went in the 4 hours we shared our City with you. We pride ourselves on our Half Day 4 Hour Tour of Auckland being the most comprehensive available; ideal for those with only a very short time in Auckland (either off a cruise ship or hotel) but want to see as much as possible. Aren't the Wintergardens and the fernery a special jewel as you experienced; but you would have marvelled at the spectacular elevated 360 degree views which truly showed you that geographically Auckland is one of the largest cities in the World. I suspect also you marvelled at Devonport and being from England you would both have felt very at home marvelling there at the quaint villas. Appreciate also your lovely comments about our tour guide. We were privileged to show you our beautiful City. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour
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Shehnaaz D wrote a review Feb 2020
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We were 23 of us ranging from 4 years to 79 years we hired 2 tour buses our tour guides were friendly and patient with us. The tour was great informative and we enjoyed it.Eould have loved to go pass Eden Park as part of the tournament Recommend this tour if you getting off a
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Date of experience: January 2020
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lisazhang2 wrote a review Oct 2019
San Luis Obispo, California10 contributions
We had a fabulous tour with David and really enjoyed his information sharing. David was very knowledgeable and very polite and entertaining. He took us all over Auckland and shared with us many of its splendors! Mount Eden was gorgeous and Winter Gardens was beautiful. We even
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
Responded Nov 3, 2019
Thank you for these lovely comments. I can sense that you fell in love with Auckland. Both our Half Day Tour (which you took) and also our Full Day Tour of Auckland are widely recognized as the most comprehensive tours of Auckland available. Ideal for those in Auckland for a day or on a cruise ship and want to see as much as they can in the shortest possible window. Auckland is a spectacularly beautiful City; you just need a knowledgeable guide to unfold this to you and take you to places even locals don't know You clearly marvelled at the spectacular 360 degree views atop the volcanoes that you journeyed too. You mention the information sharing...….you can now appreciate why our tour guides are renowned as being amongst the most knowledgeable in the industry; they have a passion for our City but also a deep knowledge of the history, culture and also the fauna and flora and they want to share this with you. Certainly when you went into the stunning Wintergardens and Fernery our tour guide would have explained the beautiful flowers, plants and native birds to you. I can see that you loved this and also the knowledge shared with you And yes, we take to down the affluent streets and suburbs. We want you to see Auckland as we know it Thank you for choosing our tour
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Arizona-Budgies wrote a review Apr 2019
Phoenix19 contributions9 helpful votes
Three senior couples seeking a city tour combined with a drop at our ship at tour conclusion. This company was not the 1st considered but being dissatisfied with the original choice due to their slow response to questions by e mail I moved to Akl Scenic Tours and was very happy
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
Responded Apr 21, 2019
Thank you for these lovely comments about our Half Day Tour of Auckland, our Company and one of our Tour Guides. Our Half Day Tour of Auckland, as you all experienced, is widely regarded as the most comprehensive Half Day Tour of Auckland. It is ideal for those with only a short time on their hands as was your group's situation; whether you are staying at a hotel or leaving a cruise ship to later fly home or even flying in to Auckland with a subsequent drop off with luggage at the port. We welcomed your comments on the organization of our Company and Tour; additionally we welcomed the fabulous comments about one of our tour guides. We pride ourselves on every one of our guides being amongst the most knowledgeable in the industry as you all personally experienced. Whether it is this tour or any of our other 7 tours, all our tours are small personal tours not the big buses; in fact given the topography of Auckland our smaller 12 seater vehicles go to places the bigger tour buses cannot access; as a result you got to experience places and the spectacular views only true locals really know. We felt privileged to unfold the stunning beauty, history, culture and charm of our City to you all. Thank you for choosing our tour
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teresarussell65 wrote a review Jan 2019
Essex, United Kingdom21 contributions47 helpful votes
Picked up on arrival at port with our luggage and only a small group 5 of us in total in a comfortable small mini van. Nick and Tyler were our guides and they were very knowledgeable,funny and professional. We went to winter gardens, drove around all the bays with photo
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
Responded Jan 27, 2019
We welcomed these lovely comments on our Half Day Auckland Tour. Auckland, as you now know, is one of the most beautiful cities in the World. You just need a skilled and knowledgeable guide to show you. Our Half Day Tour of Auckland is widely recognized as being the most comprehensive available in Auckland; ideal for those like yourselves, whether off a cruise ship or not, but only have a short window to see as much of Auckland as you can. Our tour has been designed to do exactly that. There is no better place than seeing Auckland than getting to elevated vantage points and our tour does that; it goes to place with the spectacular views that the larger buses physically cannot access This tour is ideal if you are exiting a cruise ship and then to be taken to your hotel with luggage at the end of the tour or vice versa; just in port for the day or just at your hotel with a return to your hotel. Make sure you have your camera or phone fully charged for some of the most spectacular photos of Auckland. Thank you for choosing our tour
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ElizandraRodrigo
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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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WOW! Book this tour!
A fabulous day from start to finish. Hobbiton is magical, but the most breathtaking part of the day were the Wait
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Hobbiton and then Waitomo Caves, what a great day!
Never been to Hobbiton before but have to say it was bloody great, well worth the time and money... & enjoyed the d
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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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wellhc
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Loving it
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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KayH1638
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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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138renatov
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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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Auckland Craft Beer Urban Tasting Tour....
.... And I thought I knew Craft Beer!!! David, our host and tour guide took us to 4 Craft Breweries..... ranging fr
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Awesome
The tour was one to cherish for both LOTR fans and people in general. The Hobbiton is a place that every movie love
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Johnel belleza
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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Ven010
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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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cec04
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An excellent trip
We have had an excellent tour with Auckland Scenic Tours to Hobbiton. It was worth the early start to be on the fir
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hobbiton scenic tour
The tour operator arrived early for our departure from Auckland to Hobbiton. To our surprise, we were the only peop
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  • Duration: 4h
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