Hidden Culture of Central Auckland, walk and morning tea

Our walk takes us through the inner city, learning about Auckland’s history from early Māori habitation through to modern new developments. We are known as the city of sails but what is even more unique is that we are a city of extinct volcanoes. We weave our way down side streets and lanes, some of it on reclaimed land, past the Art Gallery and into Albert Park. We walk through Auckland University, where we see a Māori marae and a Fale Pasifika. We return to our meeting point via the entertainment area of Aotea Square, Queen Street and side streets, pointing out places of significance along the way. Auckland is undergoing a great re-vitalisation so there has never been a better time to explore our great inner city.
All this walking will make us thirsty so we finish our tour at an opulent art-deco restaurant for a welcome tea/coffee plus snacks e.g. pastries and or scones and or sandwiches (included in the tour cost).

Duration 3 hours
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Drinks plus snacks e.g. croissant, scones, sandwiches
What's excluded :
  • Entry/Admission - Takutai Square
  • Entry/Admission - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
  • Entry/Admission - Albert Park
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Takutai Square, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Learn about the square's recent redevelopment and on Saturday's there is a market showcasing New Zealand products.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Wellesley St E Corner Kitchener, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Learn about the development of the Art Gallery

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Albert Park, Princes St, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Stroll through these inner city gardens

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: The Civic-Auckland Live, Corner Queen Street & Wellesley Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001 New Zealand

An atmospheric theatre

Stop At: Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

We walk down Queen Street taking in the sights before ending our tour with coffee/tea and snacks

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street Aotea Square, Auckland Central, Auckland 2004 New Zealand

Situated in the city's theatre precinct, this much-loved landmark is home to Auckland's orchestra.

Stop At: Queens Arcade 34-40 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Pass this heritage mall with retailers selling, for example chocolate, crafts and knitwear.

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Smith & Caughey's, 261 Queen St 225 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Auckland's last remaining department store.

Pass By: Snickel Lane (between Fort Lane and, Commerce Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

This lane has been inspired by the laneways of Melbourne and the Snickelways of York.

Pass By: Britomart, Level 3 130 Quay Street Waitemata Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Auckland's Transport Centre and the area has restaurants and shops.

Pass By: Roukai Lane, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

A quiet through lane

Stop At: Pauanesia NZ Gift & Souvenir Store, 35 High St, Auckland CBD, CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

We talk about some of our New Zealand bird life as we pass this shop.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Strand Arcade, 227 Queen St, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

One of the oldest arcades in Auckland.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001 New Zealand

A large paved public area

Duration: 5 minutes

Departure Point :
89 Route 6, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
58 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Around Auckland Tours Limited

Activity ID: V-168446P1

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