- Local Kiwi guide
- Small group - 8 maximum
- Hidden lanes
- Maori history
- Old town Auckland
- Chocolate tasting
- Art Gallery & Town Hall
- Serene parks
- Ride the locals' bus uptown
Your small-group tour kicks off downtown on historic Queen Street before weaving through back lanes to an early fortress. Along the way you'll hear about Auckland's Maori heritage, European colonization and New Zealand culture today. You'll discover the city's award-winning art gallery, top food spots, central park, street art, sculptures, popular cafes and designer boutiques. Enjoy a refreshment break at an elegant hotel (as this tour includes an indulgence or two) and a chocolate tasting. A short ride uptown on the locals' bus reveals a vibrant arty neighborhood. You'll wander through a grand arcade down into a bird-filled valley which descends to Queen St by the Auckland Town Hall. Here your guide will bid you “Haere Ra” or farewell, leaving you armed with loads of local advice.
"A perfect 101 experience to jump-start your Auckland visit" said James, USA (guest).
Combine your morning tour with the option of a 2-course set lunch up Sky Tower's Orbit, the Southern Hemisphere's highest rotating restaurant. Enjoy delicious NZ-style cuisine with views stretching 50 miles on a clear Auckland day! Or choose to enjoy mouth-watering fish and chips or a grilled fish salad at a heritage food lane.
This tour requires a minimum booking of 2 people. Traveling alone? Please enquire here with your desired date before booking.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Eight people to ensure a personal encounter with your guide. That's how us Kiwi's like it too.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL: So our guide is there to welcome you. We require a minimum of two walkers and 12 hours notice for a group tour to proceed. If you arrive and wish to book a tour the next day then please contact us here. We're really keen to show you around!
BRING: Proof of booking, walking shoes, a sunhat, sunscreen, rain jacket and bottled water.
ACCESSIBILITY: A light to reasonable level of fitness is required. The tour is around 4km long including a short uphill climb, a series of steps and a short bus ride. Please book a private tour if concerned so we can customise an experience to suit your needs. Contact us here
DEPARTURE: 10am start. Meet outside the downtown McDonalds near the corner of Queen St and 8 Custom Street East. We leave on time. (There are two McDonalds on Queen Street, we meet at the outlet on lower Queen St, near the construction.)
LOOK FOR: Your guide will be carrying an Aucky Walky bag and wearing a smile.
LUNCH EXTRA OPTIONS: Add either a 2-course lunch up Sky Tower (choose option on BOOK NOW page) or NZ-style fish & chips at check out.
BAD WEATHER? Aucky Walky tours rain or shine. All part of the fun.
REFUND POLICY? We understand travel plans change. If you need to postpone, we will try to book you onto another tour date. However cancellations made within 2 days (48 hours) of the tour or no shows on tour day will not be refunded. See our Terms & Conditions here.