Get to know Auckland's past and present with a half-day tour of its scenic city highlights, followed by a cultural performance at the Auckland Museum.
Travel through the city centre, along the main street Queen Street, past iconic Karangahape Road and the stylish suburb of Ponsonby, and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views of the Hauraki Gulf and city skyline. On the waterfront, visit the newly developed Silo Park and Viaduct Harbour, home to America's Cup racing for many years.
Stop for a short morning tea break (own expense) at Parnell Village, where historic buildings have been transformed into a charming shopping destination. Your tour will then take you along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and harbour from Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park.
Following your tour of the city, we take you to the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park which is situated on a 62,000 year old volcano. Overlooking the Domain is the Auckland War Memorial Museum – the country's first museum, established in 1852. Here you will enjoy a Māori cultural performance from members of the Auckland-based Ngāti Whātua iwi (tribe), including traditional songs, dances and haka.
Explore the Museum's collections and exhibitions which tell the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum holds Māori and Pacific treasures, impressive natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts.
Useful info: A complimentary pick-up service is provided from inner city hotels. We provide a voucher for a shuttle transfer back to the city after your Auckland Museum visit. This transfer is to the central city only – it does not include hotel drop off.
Multilingual options are available >
Free WiFi is available on this tour
The driver/guide is such a wealth of information. I really enjoyed this tour.
Reviewed by: Pamela M