The Professional Guides of Auckland

It's our pleasure to personally welcome you, share our Kiwi culture and set you on the right path when you visit Auckland. As guides, we call it manaakitanga, the Maori word for hospitality. We'll take you inside the real Auckland and reveal the special places the big walk groups and bus tours don't.

Visitors often say that we're the best place to start an Auckland visit. 

Our top-rated tours combine stories about Auckland's heritage and its here and now. The city's interesting sights, hidden secrets, the best places to eat, drink and shop are all discovered with us.

We know what it’s like to travel solo, as part of a couple or family group. That's why we keep our tours small, up to a maximum of eight people, and introduce everyone so you feel really welcome. 

As members of Auckland's Heart of the City, our local business association, we’re passionate about supporting the city cafes, arts or crafts shops, fashion boutiques and artisan food suppliers we walk by. 

 

 

We receive no commissions or kick-backs from our hand-picked retail partners to ensure you get the best genuine advice.

As an ethical walks business, we promote green tourism and often combine walking with public transport on our tours. We’re proud to be an Auckland Travelwise winner. 

We respectfully amble around the city and give back to it too by supporting our homeless and rough sleepers with regular donations.

Because people are at the heart of what we do.

 

Local Liz - Guide Director

Hello or Kia ora! I'm a fourth-generation Kiwi with a passion for walks guiding. So founded Aucky Walky Tours in 2017 to encourage more visitors (and curious locals) to experience the city on foot. This venture combines my love of people and the outdoors with storytelling about food, history and our unique culture.
I have raised my two sons in this city while also knocking off most of the Great Walks of New Zealand. Well-traveled, I love hanging out with happy people on holiday.
As an official Auckland Ambassador and an associate member of ProGuides New Zealand, I relish revealing the city's hidden gems, the foodie spots, the cool shops, the Aucklander's Auckland.

Walk with us to discover why Maori called Auckland, 'Tamaki Makaurau', a place desired by many.

Joe - Guide

Kia ora. I’m a born-and-bred Aucklander, fifth-generation New Zealander and corporate refugee. I’m passionate about my city and love showing it off to visitors from all walks of life. Along with my husband and three daughters, I enjoy getting out and about, enjoying the city's dining scene, culture, nature and relaxed, friendly vibe.

A self-professed coffee snob, my ideal start to a day combines a walk with friends and a great flat white (a double expresso with velvety-steamed milk).

I can’t wait to show you my favourite hidden lanes and top spots. To share Auckland’s stories, art, shopping, history, food and of course the best coffee. Join me for the inside guide to all-things Auckland. You won't regret it!