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

Liz founded Aucky Walky Tours in 2016, after a 25-year marketing and NGO career, to encourage more visitors to experience the city on foot. This light footprint venture combines her love of people, food and the environment, with storytelling about Aotearoa New Zealand's unique culture and history.
Her happy place is knocking off the Great Walks of New Zealand, spending slow time with her two sons and hiking overseas. Well-traveled, Liz loves dreaming up new visitor experiences to showcase the city's hidden gems on foot and reveal the Aucklander's Auckland you don't want to miss.

Debbie - Guide

Born in small-town New Zealand, guide Debbie was raised in Auckland and loves its oceania setting, Waiheke Island's chilled vibes and vineyards and the city's vibrant Pasifika culture.
Having sold her successful recruitment business, Debbie now shares her passion for Auckland's history, art, great food and wine with our international guests.

Visitors love Debbie's warmth, enthusiasm, extensive knowledge and 'extra mile' attitude to ensure a brilliant stay.

Joe - Guide

A born-and-bred Aucklander, Joe is a proud fifth-generation New Zealander and corporate refugee after a long career in business. A talented and energetic tour guide, she has been showcasing the best of Auckland to visitors since 2019. Along with her husband and three daughters, Joe enjoys Auckland's surf beaches and the city's dining scene, culture and relaxed, friendly vibe.

A self-professed coffee snob, her perfect start to the day combines a walk with friends and a smooth flat white (a double expresso with velvety-steamed milk). Join Joe for the inside guide to all-things Auckland. You won't regret it!