Shore Excursion: Auckland Scenic Full Day Tour - 8 Hours

Popular Tour now released as a Shore Excursion.The most comprehensive Full Day 8 hour Auckland Tour available. See the top attractions of Auckland on this Full-Day Scenic Tour. Drive along Tamaki Drive by air-conditioned Mercedes with one of our guides renowned for their knowledge;discover the quaint village of Devonport,Mission Bay and gaze over the coastal scenery from Achilles Point. Travel to the top of 2 of Auckland's volcanoes for stunning 360 degree views; North Head, a volcano with the most spectacular views over the City, inner Harbour ;also up Auckland's highest volcano,historic Mt. Eden;admire native birdlife at Muriwai and the spectacular rugged coastline with black sand beaches; sip fine wines along the Kumeu Wine Trail.Visit the Auckland Domain, home to the Auckland Museum and the 2 stunning Wintergardens and Fernery. Enjoy our historic lunch stop in Riverhead. Marvel as we journey into the lush countryside.This 8-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your cruise ship

Duration 8 hours
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Driver/guide
  • Pick Up/Drop Off dockside beside their cruise ship- at Queens Wharf or Princes Wharf.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Wine-tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery
What's excluded :
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Auckland Harbour Bridge, Curran St, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Drive over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, built in 1959, offering the most spectacular views and photo opportunities of the City and beyond

Stop At: Devonport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

This quaint little township, often remarked being similar to Sausilito, is the oldest suburb on the North Shore of Auckland. Picturesque streets which are home to over 5,000 old wooden villas

Stop At: Muriwai Gannet Colony, 428 Motutara Rd Waitakere, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881 New Zealand

The most western part of our tour, with views to the gannet colony and also with breath-taking views down the west coast of New Zealand and the Tasman Sea

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: North Head Historic Reserve, Takarunga Rd. Devonport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Steeped in history and is an underground "mini city" with a labyrinth of tunnels, some of which we journey into. We walk around this volcano (flat walk) with simply spectacular 360 degree views of Auckland

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Achilles Point, Cliff Road St Heliers Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland 2004 New Zealand

Steeped in history with spectacular Harbour Views

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Auckland Domain, Park Road, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

We visit the 2 stunning Wintergardens, the 2 enormous glasshouses, and the Fernery where guests can see and touch our most famous fern, "the silver fern.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Soljans Estate Winery, 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892 New Zealand

New Zealand is famous for wine and we journey into the wine growing district of West Auckland and stop and do some wine tasting

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Riverhead, Riverhead, North Island

Our lunch destination is at Riverhead. Steeped in history dating back to 1857 overlooking the uppermost finger of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour (lunch not included in tour)

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mission Bay, Mission Bay, North Island

Soak up the stunning views of Auckland Harbour coastline flanked with our beautiful native pohutakawa trees

Stop At: Kohimarama, Kohimarama, North Island

Another of Auckland's inner city beaches that was formerly the home of New Zealand native parera duck

Stop At: Remuera, Remuera, North Island

New Zealand's richest suburb as we explain how to tell the age of the old wooden villas and about their construction and other facets

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mount Eden, Mount Eden, North Island

Journey to the highest point in Auckland (196 metres) with simply spectacular 360 degree views. This is one of 56 extinct volcanoes in Auckland bosting one of the largest volcanic craters in Auckland

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tamaki Drive, Tamaki, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Journey along this road built in 1931 offering magical views of inner Auckland

Stop At: Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052 New Zealand

Parnell is the oldest suburb in Auckland dating back to 1841 and is home to the Auckland Rose Garden and the Golden Mile of Parnell with its numerous eateries and the quaint Parnell Village

Stop At: Orakei Basin, Orakei Road access is via Orakei Road, or Upland Road or Darwin Lane, Auckland 1050 New Zealand

We visit one of Auckland's 3 crater lakes. This formed from a volcanic eruption that occurred 85,000 years ago

Stop At: Paritai Drive, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand

The richest street in Auckland and New Zealand offering breath-taking views over the Harbour and City

Stop At: Waimauku, Waimauku, North Island

We enter the countryside of West Auckland where guests will see farms, livestock and marvel at the greenness of the pasture

Stop At: Coatesville, Coatesville, North Island

We journey through this wealthy area in the countryside of Auckland, flanked by enormous homes, and we show guests the Coatesville Mansion that recently sold for $32.5 M

Departure Point :
1: Queens Wharf, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
2: Princes Wharf, 137-147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Guests will be picked up and dropped off dockside beside their cruise ship either at Queens Wharf or Princes Wharf. Look out for our yellow Mercedes - Benz transportation Ports
  • Auckland
  • Princes Wharf, 137-147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Departure Time :
8:30 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Some easy walking is involved. Comfortable shoes recommended
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Minimum Age is 8 years
  • We can provide this tour to groups larger than 14 by discussions with Viator and ourselves
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
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.



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Organised by Auckland Scenic Tours

Activity ID: V-37991P12

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