Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Auckland Domain, Park Road, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
Explore the history and sights when you’re in port in Auckland, and experience daily life in this laid-back harbor city.
Traveling by air-conditioned mini-coach, led by a local guide, this small-group Auckland tour begins with a trip along Queen Street in the central business district. Passing Auckland University and the Domain inner-city park, the tour continues through the attractive suburb of Ponsonby, with its grand Victorian buildings.
Cross the Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore, then stretch your legs on Narrow Neck Beach in the town of Devonport, with fabulous views of Rangitoto Island’s extinct volcanic cone. There’s time for a coffee (own expense) before the tour continues to the summit of Mt Victoria, for panoramic views over Auckland.
Then travel back over the Harbour Bridge to view Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere with views through the yacht masts to the city skyline. The Auckland City tour is an easy morning tour introduction to the diverse city of Auckland.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Stop At: Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
Auckland is set on over fifty dormant volcanic cones and between two harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Continue on through the picturesque suburb of Ponsonby, known for its historic buildings, before heading over the Harbour Bridge to the North Shore. Here you can stroll on a beautiful beach with views out across the Waitemata Harbour to Rangitoto Island and where there is time for a coffee
Stop At: Waitemata Harbour, Auckland New Zealand
Waitemata Harbour is the real name for what is often just called Auckland Harbour. It means “sparkling waters” in the Maori language, which is a very fitting name. Numerous islands dot the harbor, and a day spent on the water, with city views in the background, is a memorable way to tour Auckland.
Stop At: Rangitoto Island, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand.
Stop At: Mount Victoria Reserve, Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland New Zealand
After a short drive through historic Devonport, continue up to the summit of Mount Victoria for stunning panoramic views of Auckland City and historic Devonport. Mount Victoria is Devonport's very own dormant volcano.
Takarunga / Mount Victoria is the highest volcano on Auckland's North Shore, rising to 87 m. Its age is currently unknown. Its lava flows now line much of Devonport's waterfront
Stop At: Westhaven Marina, 137 Westhaven Drive, Auckland 1011 New Zealand
Then, travel back over the Harbour Bridge to view Westhaven Marina, one of the largest marinas in the Southern Hemisphere.
Westhaven Marina in Auckland, New Zealand, is the largest yacht marina in the Southern Hemisphere.The marina has nearly two thousand berths and swing moorings, and tends to be continually booked. Auckland, known as 'City of Sails', is generally known for its maritime passions
- Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
- Local guide
- Cruise port pick up and drop off at Price Waterhouse Coopers building bus stop (#1346) located at 188 Quay Street.
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Small-group tour maximum 18 participants
- All luggage must be kept aboard your ship or at a luggage storage facility at the port (own expense)
Our Auckland small group tour was amazing. This tour gave you a fabulous overview of the city while in port. Our tour guide really made the trip he was extremely knowledgeable and made sure to answer all questions. We made alot of stops for pictures and time to get out of the van and stretch your legs. We would highly recommend this tour.
A great way to see a lot in little time. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. This was a good way to see the area when cruising. MUCH to see here!
For the money I paid I expected a little bit more than a bus ride, but the stop at Mt Victoria summit was very good. The tour was 74.95 for 3 hours that is too much for so little.