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Aucky Walky Tours

175 reviews
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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About Aucky Walky Tours
Walk with our local guide in a small group to discover Auckland's diverse beauty, Māori history and secret spots. As you stroll the back streets together and ride the locals' bus uptown, you'll hear entertaining stories at the heart of the city and feel the vibe of everyday Aucklanders. We promise a close encounter with a friendly Kiwi, landmarks, legends and local tastes. This is Auckland's most fun on foot tour. Small group guarantee, central city departure, private tours available.
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43 reviews
Experience Auckland's hidden gems on this walking tour through the city's lanes and other secret spaces. With a guide in the lead, you'll stroll through areas you might never find on your own while listening to commentary on the city's European and Maori history. Take a break for refreshments at a heritage hotel and ride the locals' bus uptown to explore an artsy neighborhood. Traveling with a small group of just eight people or fewer guarantees an intimate atmosphere.
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$52.67 per adult
9 reviews
Pack Auckland sightseeing into an afternoon along with at least four food tastings during this Auckland food-lovers walking tour. As you follow a guide around to some of the city’s coolest places, including an open-air restaurant overlooking Sky Tower, you’ll taste some of New Zealand’s yummiest seafood, beef, and cheese dishes, as well as designer ice cream.
Please note: This Auckland food tour is not suitable for vegetarians, vegans, or those with lactose intolerance.
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$86.01 per adult
15 reviews
Auckland’s culture, history, and cuisine has been shaped by its location on the sea. Learn all about all three on this fun, small-group walking tour with a local guide. Sample local seafood while listening to stories from Maori history and checking out the beautiful city-meets-sea views. Visit the Auckland Fish Market and admire the yachts that give Auckland the nickname ‘the City of Sails’.
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$72.67 per adult
Shore Excursion: Best of Auckland Small-Group Walking Tour
5 reviews
See the city's top sights during your time in Auckland on a walking tour of the downtown area and a bus ride to an uptown neighborhood to see an old arcade. Explore charming laneways, admire art deco architecture, hear about local Maori heritage and the history of European settlement, and learn about places to eat from a guide.
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$52.67 per adult
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a private tour but similar to the small group "Waterfront Sights and Bites" Tour. Liz is hugely knowledgeable of her city that she adores. Lots of tidbits of information that you don't get on a typical tour. The seafood spread is amazing! You...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks A, it was lovely showing you and H around. Yes we like to help folks find their feet on our tours so we provide a useful city orientation so far beyond typical facts and figures! So glad you enjoyed the yummy oysters, cerviche salad,...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful day! Great food, great atmosphere and Liz was so personable, friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour not just for visitors but for people who are looking to learn more about Auckland! Thanks for a great day Liz!More

Date of experience: April 2019
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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our pleasure Kate - it was great showing the whanau around. We love hosting visitors AND Aucklanders as it's such a dynamic city that the changes keep us on our toes. That's why it's best experienced with a local guide rather than from the pages...More

Reviewed March 21, 2019

Liz did an outstanding tour and was very knowledgeable. She took us to place we would't have known about and was very helpful with suggestions about her city.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for posting a review - it was lovely meeting you and glad the advice and tips we provide proved useful. We love hunting out the hard-to-find places and sharing them with visitors. Thanks too for walking our way and supporting a professional...More

Reviewed March 12, 2019

This was a great way to spend a morning learning all about Auckland's past and present. Liz is 4th generation Aucklander, so you really are learning from a local! Liz is very personable and easy to talk with and just makes the morning so enjoyable.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Kia ora T, thanks very much - hope you both had a fab time in NZ and glad you enjoyed the Combo tour with us and Power to the Pedal. Such a great way to soak up the city on foot and e-bike yet leave...More

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Thank you, Liz, for a great afternoon, it was an excellent way to get to know Auckland given we were only spending a few days there. The food selection was delicious and thank you for pointing out so many great spots only a local would...More

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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Hey thanks Feebs/Fi - our Aussie cuzzie! So glad you enjoyed some of the hard-to-find cafes, bistros and food vendors we love to reveal in central Auckland. Really enjoyed showing you and T around too and the banter back and forth much to the amusement...More

Reviewed March 4, 2019

Liz was a superb guide and clearly picked places and things to see that gave a broad view of the culture, architecture, history and uniqueness of the city. She provided rich information about history as well as recent developments in the city. A special touch...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thanks for your warm and insightful review. One of the joys of travel is mingling with fellow travelers so our small-group focus and refreshment stop enables this (we like to include an indulgence or too). It's fun to exchange ideas from around NZ too so...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019

This walking tour was a great way to get acquainted with Auckland. Liz was a wonderful guide and, as a local, was able to provide lots of information about the city, its history, and its culture. She pointed out lots of hidden gems that I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thanks so much for posting a review - hope the Hawkes Bay region was fun and revealed some interesting wines. Our small-group focus enables us to discover guest interests and provide recommendations. Only to happy to help and hope it was a memorable 'vino' experience...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019

Our guide, Liz, gave us the best introduction to a city we have ever had - and we have enjoyed walking tours around the world. She is knowledgeable, very friendly, and patient with inquisitive strangers. The tour is well planned, focusing on early history and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Nice one J, hope cruise is enjoyable and weather down south not too chilly! Thanks so much for your insightful and generous review especially around the tour design. Our goal is to help visitors find their feet so glad you found the orientation useful. Hopping...More

Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

This walk was easily the highlight of my brief trip to Auckland. Liz is a fantastic guide, who has a warmth for people and a real passion for her home city. The smaller group numbers allowed us all to converse and connect as we went...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you so much for the very insightful review - it was a fabulous small-group vibe that day made all the more sunnier with your great sense of humour. Hope you've had an enjoyable time in NZ and that our recommendations down-country came in handy....More

Reviewed February 27, 2019

What a great half-day we had with Liz in Auckland! We had a wonderful time walking through the city and learning about its history as well as how it continues to grow into the future. Liz is third generation Aucklander (correct name for locals?), so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony C
lizl987, Owner at Aucky Walky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Nga mihi or thanks for the endorsement Tony, glad you enjoy the sights of Auckland on foot. As Aucklanders we're experiencing rapid urban change so we love providing context to visitors with the places and stories as we tour. Much more up to date than...More

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Jose G
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Response from lizl987 | Property representative |
Kia ora Jose, Wow that's news to us. Savvy travelers will read your question and realize that someone with a vested interest is trying to discredit our small tours. You gave ‘free walking’ a glowing review so we're... More
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Hi there, Kia Ora, Our small-group 'Hello Auckland' walking tour is NZD$49 for adults - which includes a ride on the locals bus. Leaves 10am from downtown Queen St, Auckland outside McDonalds. Bookings essential - online... More
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