If you are looking for a way to get a quick feel of Auckland then Milestone tours is the way to go. My family and I enjoyed a wonderful Saturday (even though it rained) with Gavin Oliver. His insights on New Zealand are fantastic. We were able to see quite a bit (rain forest, beaches, volcanos) in short time without feeling the least bit crammed. The fact that Milestone caters to smaller groups really makes the tour feel personable. If I ever go back to Auckland I will definitely use them again. Great tour.