The City Lights: a unique electric bike tour of Auckland by night!
Auckland really lights up at night - so it's a great time to ride the illuminated cycleways and city streets on a guided electric bike tour for up to 4 people. Enjoy this fun tour around the city centre, to check out Auckland's nightlife, some of the best views and some intriguing (and colourful!) light installations. Your eye-catching electric bike will have plenty of lighting - so you can be part of the light show! Use of a shiny electric bike and a helmet are included in the tour.
per adult from
1 hour 45 minutes
What's included :
- Experienced and engaging local guide
- Use of a fantastic and eye-catching electric bike
- Use of an urban cycle helmet
- Use of a highly reflective cycle jacket and bike lights, to ensure great visibility
- Use of a cycle-specific headset, for commentary as you ride
- Bottle of mineral water
- Small bag mounted on bike to store phones, camera etc
- Use of a lightweight rain-jacket, only if needed! (we ride rain or shine in sub-tropical Auckland!)
- Souvenir photos
- Local taxes
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Take a fun guided electric bike tour to check out the sparkling Auckland city lights by night. Your guide will take you to the best vantage points to check out the views and see some amazing light installations around the city centre.
You will meet at a hotel located in the heart of Auckland city - within walking distance of the cruise ship terminals and many hotels. There, you will be kitted you out with your stylish electric bike and your riding gear - including a helmet and a cycle specific headset, so you can safely listen to your guide as you ride along. You'll be given a short orientation with the electric bikes and do a practice ride nearby, to make sure you are 100% comfortable before the tour sets off.
Having departed from the city centre, your guide will lead you past the twinkling lights in the cool shopping district of Britomart. Then its a ride along the waterfront cycleway, checking out some neon delights on Queens Wharf and the illuminated city skyline from the Viaduct – photo opportunity anyone? Then you’ll ride through Wynyard Quarter – one of Auckland’s most exciting new developments – and round the Silo Park, to check out the lights on the Harbour Bridge. Next, you’ll cruise on your cool electric bike through Victoria Park and head towards the vibrant social hub that is the City Works Depot: home to some award-winning eating and drinking options. You’ll then ride on one of the highlights of the tour – Te Ara I Whiti/The Lightpath. This pristine (and pink!) cycleway looks stunning when it is lit up at night. And finally, you’ll ride down the awesome Grafton Gully cycleway on our way back to base, checking out the historic Grafton Bridge and the lights of the Port of Auckland sparkling in the background.
It’s a unique experience that should certainly be added to the “things to see in Auckland” list!
To ensure the best experience, your group size will be small and personal - a maximum of 4 riders and your guide.
Departure Point :Pullman Auckland, Corner Waterloo Quadrant &, Princes Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- For your enjoyment and safety, groups are small and personal - so a maximum of 4 riders per group, plus friendly guide
- Minimum age 16 years old
- Minimum rider height is 5 foot (152cm)
- Our electric bikes are designed with a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds (113 kg).
- Whilst experience riding an electric bike is not necessary (we'll provide an orientation and we'll do a test ride to make sure you're comfortable before we head off), you must of course be able to ride a bike! If you haven't ridden in a while, for your enjoyment/safety and that of your fellow riders, we strongly recommend you have a practice riding at home before your visit to Auckland. As well as riding on our wonderful cycleways, we will of course be riding in the road at times (to get to the good places!). Riding in traffic is a dynamic environment, so you will need to be comfortable riding in the road in order to enjoy the tour. And Auckland's volcanic past means that there a quite few hills to go up and down - the eBikes make going up easy, but you'll obviously need to be able to ride downhill!
- Closed toe shoes are required. Sports gear not necessary - casual clothes are fine but dress to the conditions please.
- Free storage available for small bags at the city centre departure point.
- The tours run rain or shine – you will be provided free use of a bright and comfortable rain jacket, if you need one.
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- 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.