Meet Your Guides

When you tour with a professional Aucky Walky guide, you get a whole lot of local, because this is our hometown. With a flair for storytelling and fun, we reveal the city's best spots to eat, shop and go on your first day in Auckland. So walk our way to kickstart your stay and discover why Maori called Auckland, 'Tamaki Makaurau', a place desired by many.

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!