Shore Excursion: Half Day Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

Popular Tour now released as a Shore Excursion. This is the most comprehensive Half Day Tour of Auckland available; perfect for those arriving by cruise ship. Join this half-day Auckland Scenic Tour if you want to see as much of Auckland as possible in 4 Hours with a guide steeped in the history and knowledge of Auckland.This tour will ensure you are able to see all the iconic Auckland sights. 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; visit the Auckland Domain, home to the Auckland Museum and the 2 stunning Wintergardens and Fernery. This 4-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your cruise ship.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • What's included :
    • Cruise Terminal Pick Up and Drop Off
    • Local driver/guide
    • Local taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Minimum age is 8 years
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Built in 1959, this affords spectacular 360 degree views and photo opportunities of Auckland as we travel across the bridge to the North Shore of Auckland

    Stop At: Devonport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

    This is arguably the quaintest township in Auckland and dating back to 1850, the oldest on the North Shore that people liken to Sausilito in San Francisco. Marvel at the 5,000 old villas as we explain how to tell their age

    Duration: 45 minutes

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

    Steeped in history and we explain this as formerly this was an underground township (during the 2nd World War and the 1880s) with a labyrinth of tunnels. Affords spectacular 360 degree views of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Winter Garden Auckland Domain, 20 Park Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1023 New Zealand

    Is there any more beautiful place in Auckland than visiting the 2 stunning Wintergardens (these magnificent glasshouses) over 100 years old and our Fernery, home to our 80 endemic ferns including the most famous, our Silver Fern

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Eden, Mount Eden, North Island

    The highest point on the isthmus of Auckland at 196 metres. Journey to the top and marvel at the most spectacular 360 degree views of Auckland.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Marvel at the beauty of Auckland's inner City beaches and the beautiful native Pohutakawa trees that flank the coastline

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

    The richest street not only in Auckland but New Zealand that additionally offers spectacular views over Okahu Bay and Auckland Harbour

    Stop At: Mission Bay, Mission Bay, North Island

    Marvel at the old stone cottage constructed by Bishop Selwyn in 1848 with volcanic rock as you journey through one of the quaintest coastal suburbs in Auckland as you journey to Kohimarama

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

    One of the most historic places in Auckland; but also affords the most spectacular views of the Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    One of 3 crater lakes in Auckland as we explain its history and significance

    Stop At: Remuera, Remuera, North Island

    Marvel at the homes in the richest suburb of not only Auckland but New Zealand as we explain the types of timber used in their construction and how to tell their age

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Marvel at the golden mile of Parnell, the oldest suburb of Auckland dating back to 1841

  • Departure Point :
    1: Queens Wharf, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand2: Princes Wharf, 137-147 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandTraveler pickup is offeredAll guests who have booked our Ship to Shore Auckland Tour will ONLY be picked up dockside beside their berthing ship at the Cruise Ship Terminals (Queens Wharf or Princes Wharf)Ports
    • Auckland
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A small amount of easy walking is involved. Comfortable shoes recommended
    • A maximum of 14 people per booking(We can provide this tour to groups larger than 14 by discussions with Viator and ourselves)
    • 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
    • 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 time of the experience.



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Organised by Auckland Scenic Tours

Activity ID: V-37991P11

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