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 a love of people with storytelling, food, nature, history, culture and all-things Auckland.
I have raised my two sons here 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.
Nga mihi! (Bye for now)

Janet - Guide

Kia ora and hello! I’m a born-and-bred Aucklander and have worked in New Zealand tourism all my adult life while raising a family. I'm fluent in Spanish and German with a little Portugese, French and Italian which comes in handy when guiding. My passion is spending time with people from different cultures (and visiting their countries too). Apart from New Zealand, I’ve traveled mostly in Europe, North and South America with Asia on my travel wish-list one day soon!

My favorite Auckland spots include Waiheke Island (amazing beaches, views, vineyards, restaurants) and our incredible, wild, West Coast beaches. So let me show you my amazing city and the best places to eat, shop and go!