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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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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
By Auckland Scenic Tours
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
By Auckland Scenic Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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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.
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$52.87
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$52.87
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Ages 10-99, max of 14 per group
Duration:
4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

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

  • Local driver/guide
  • Central hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Minimum age is 10 years

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.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up ONLY at all Downtown CBD Accommodation (Hotels, BNBs, Backpacker Hotels etc); also from the cruise ship terminals
  • Ports:
  • Auckland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37991P2

  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37991P2

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
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Kisekristine
Kisekristine
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Amazing- must go!
Mike was lovely, talkative and quite funny. The experience was great, everything we wished for and more! Would giv
Falefia
Falefia
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Beyond expectations
Mike was the best guide/driver, so friendly and knowledgeable on New Zealand and the culture and also of the activi
Monzad72
Monzad72
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Amazing Auckland
We had the most wonderful day. Our guide was so friendly, accommodating and funny. He couldn't do enough to ensure
moodyg217
moodyg217
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Amazing tour of Hobbiton!
We went with David (super amazing) who was five minutes early to pick us. They offered to pick us up at our Airbnb
Alexandra M
Alexandra M
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Absolutely Spectacular
Matt was an amazing guide and really made us all feel welcome. I had a blast as a huge LOTR fan in Hobbiton and the
V1nNee
V1nNee
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Worth it.
Had a great experience with Auckland scenic tours, we were picked up from our hotel on time by mike and he had a gr
R1077JXwilll
R1077JXwilll
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Great experience
A very convenient and well-priced tour to check out Hobbiton from Auckland. For those who have not rented a car in
teeji1997
teeji1997
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Best experiences and tour, ever!
Hello! I would like to say a massive thank you to Mike! You’re the best tour guide, ever! Mike truly goes above and
GlobeRunner22
GlobeRunner22
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Dodgy and unethical. Withdrew booked tour due to costs and cover-up
After reading all these positive reviews on TripAdvisor, I decided to choose this company to run a private tour fro
rosaliem273
rosaliem273
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Beautiful part of NZ!
Another beautiful part of NZ. The boat ride through the bay of pristine islands was informative and visually stun
Audrey_Williams1505
Audrey_Williams1505
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The day lived up to my expectations and beyond...
What an awesome day... thank you Mike .. it was a pleasure to have you as our tour guide... witty and knowledgeabl
softice420
softice420
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Worth every penny
Worth every penny. We visited NZ for a very short weekend trip and this was the highlight of our trip. Beautiful sc
Torin1905
Torin1905
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Unforgettable experience. Book with Mike!
Myself and my 3 Aussie mates enjoyed our day trip with Auckland scenic tours with Mike as our driver. Mike really
michelle00777
michelle00777
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Amazing Tour
Amazing tour!! Hobbiton far exceeded my expectations, a must for any LoTR fan! Waitomo Caves tour was stunning, fir
Karen S
Karen S
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Beautiful and friendly sightseeing day
A wonderful experience! Even if the weather wasn't on our side, I had a lovely time seeing these two beautiful land
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Irina M
1 contribution
Solo
If I ever come to Auckland again I will definitely go for another tour with this company. I wanted to go on a scenic tour by myself, but nobody would take me “solo”. I called to Auckland scenic tours and they organized it for me by changing the setting to “one” instead of “minimum two people”.
Thank you. Especially David, who was showing us beautiful places in Auckland, answering all the questions from our group and taking incredible pictures for us :)
Written August 14, 2022
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Tess E
3 contributions
Auckland Scenic Tours was a great way to discover Auckland and its environs. We were picked up promptly at our hotel by Mike, our driver and guide, who was quite friendly and accommodating. The tour was very personalized and Mike did an amazing job giving us tidbits about the city and its attractions. We were able to climb to the top of Mt Eden and hike to North Point to marvel at the Auckland cityscape and waterfront. Mike made sure that we were comfortable during the tour and even went out of his way to take lots and lots of photos for us! This tour comes in highly recommended and would give it an 11 out of 10, based on our memorable experience and wonderful hospitality/service provided by Mike and Auckland Scenic Tours!
Written June 20, 2022
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DavidS23368
Thank you! We make no secret of the fact that our 4-Hour Half Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive available as you experienced first hand. Ideal for those with a short stay in Auckland or only a very short window of time off a cruise ship. Add in one of our knowledgeable guides and you truly experience the stunning beauty and panoramic views of Auckland, our history and culture. We want you to fall in love with our beautiful City; I sense you did from your comments. We have compressed into these 4 hours the must see highlights of Auckland. We want every one of our guests that we are privileged to host on our 20 tours to feel very special and have the same memorable experience that that you mention you had. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour.
Written June 20, 2022
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SuzieM
1 contribution
I cannot say enough good things about this tour and Auckland Scenic Tours. At the time of booking, I was considering multiple excursion and reached out to the company with questions and for recommendations. One of the main questions I had is if the tour would be cancelled if other people didn't register. I received a response almost immediately and was happy to learn that if you booked directly with the company they would never cancel a tour even if you were the only person attending!!

The process was seamless from booking to pick up and drop off. They handled every detail and made sure I had clear instructions and expectations. The tour itself was fantastic. I was provided with a wireless earbud to ensure I could hear what my tour guide was saying at all times. This was such a bonus as it is a walking tour and at times there was traffic noise and crowd noise. My guide was extremely knowledgeable about Auckland and provided interesting details about architecture, history, plants, wildlife and much more.
I highly recommend this tour- you won't be disappointed !!!
Written June 8, 2022
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DavidS23368
Thank you for these lovely comments about our 3.5 Hour Historic Walking Tour of the Auckland CBD; also about the experience you had with our Company and one of our tour guides. You are right that every guest on our Walking Tour is given a lanyard and ear piece to ensure that they easily hear our tour guide as we wander the quaint streets. Our Auckland CBD area is steeped in history and beautiful architecture and it was our pleasure for one of our guides to share his and our passion for our beautiful City with you. I am sure that you would have learned a lot about our culture but equally the different styles of architecture that are a beautiful legacy for our City. This is the perfect tour if you are visiting on a cruise ship or as you were, a few days in Auckland, and want to learn and see as much as possible. Thank you sincerely for choosing one of our tours.
Written June 8, 2022
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paris
2 contributions
Solo
Absolutely worths the money! We got to see most Auckland attractions and the tour guide (David) is very knowledgeable and explains the history of each location in details.. highly recommended! %100 do it !
Written June 4, 2022
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DavidS23368
Love your photos and your head line! I sense you captured so many photos that you will look back fondly on as you fell in love with our fabulous City. We appreciate your comment on our tour being "worth the money." We want you to sit back in the comfort of one of our Mercedes , as you did, as one of our knowledgeable guides unfolds the stunning scenery, history and culture of our beautiful city. Given the topography of Auckland, our Mercedes are ideal for exploring the City as we take you to place the bigger coach buses just can't get to. This enables our guests to truly see Auckland. Isn't Auckland a magical City? You just need an expert knowledgeable guide to show you. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour.
Written June 5, 2022
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Hesam Ziaei
Main Beach, Australia1 contribution
We had an amazing time and got to see so much of Auckland. David, our tour guide was amazing. The experience was beyond our expectations.
Written June 4, 2022
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DavidS23368
Thank you! We make no secret of the fact that our 4-Hour Half Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive available. Ideal for visitors to our City who want to see as much as they possible can in 4-Hours. I sense you fell in love with our City and have some very special memories that you will cherish for a long time. You can appreciate now first hand why our tour guides are so widely renowned for their huge knowledge but equally, as you would have experienced, their professionalism and affability. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour.
Written June 5, 2022
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Lorna
1 contribution
We were a small group of mainly 18-22 year olds who all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. David has a great sense of humour and we found it very informative. We learnt so much in a short space of time and got to see some amazing sights! Thank you David for your time and knowledge. Also doubles as a great photographer.
Written July 29, 2021
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DavidS23368
Auckland is such a beautiful City; you just need a highly knowledgeable guide to unfold the stunning scenery, history and culture of Auckland to you. It was our privilege to host you all in the morning on our 4 Hour Tour of Auckland. Auckland is built on 53 extinct volcanoes and 3 crater lakes. Weren't the views when you were atop 2 of our volcanoes including the highest point on land majestic? There is more no spectacular way to truly see the stunning beauty of Auckland; then also to other places not so commonly known even to Aucklanders where you truly immerse yourself in the real Auckland. Then after lunch in the afternoon on our 3.5 Hour Walking Tour of the Historic part of Auckland City. With the aid of a lanyard and clip on ear-piece for our guide to talk to you through his clip on microphone and he explained the style and history of the buildings, the streets, the different architectural styles that have defined our city, our beautiful sculpture, the reclamation process of the harbour. Thank you for these lovely comments about the knowledge of one of our tour guides. This truly is the best way to learn about Auckland; a tour in one of our Mercedes in the Morning and a Walking Tour of the City in the Afternoon. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour
Written July 30, 2021
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Simon J
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
We had a fantastic craft beer tour around Auckland. David was very friendly and knowledgeable and the 4 craft beer locations were fun and interesting. As Aucklanders it was great to visit places that we did not know about.
Written February 15, 2021
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DavidS23368
Thank you. We have selected these 4 craft breweries because we believe they symbolize how these Auckland Craft Breweries are leading the World in the production of some of the finest craft beers available. I sense you welcomed being right up close and meeting some of the owners of these craft breweries. There is no better craft beer tasting experience over 5 hours than our tour as you learn about the diversity of Auckland’s Craft beers and breweries at these 4 unique locations? Our tour enables you to taste so many craft beers and opened your eyes to the wide variety that is available from the IPAs to the APS to the Pilsners, Stouts, Sours, IPA Hazy to name but a few. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes.
Written February 15, 2021
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Surreysunlovers
Dorset, UK42 contributions
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 Mike.
Written March 18, 2020
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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
Written March 18, 2020
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Shehnaaz D
3 contributions
Family
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 cruise liner.
Written February 11, 2020
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lisazhang2
San Luis Obispo, CA10 contributions
Couples
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 got to see the most expensive homes in Auckland. Would highly recommend this tour. Well worth of time and money.
Written October 31, 2019
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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
Written November 3, 2019
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