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Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour

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Overview
If you only have one day to discover Auckland, this tour squeezes in as many must-see sights as possible. See the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge, explore neighborhoods such as Ponsonby and Devonport, and take in the views from One Tree Hill, then spot gannets at Muriwai Beach and enjoy wine tasting along the Kumeu wine trail.
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You'll start at
Sky Tower
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  • Pass by Auckland Harbour Bridge
    Pass by Devonport
  • 1
    Muriwai Gannet Colony
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    North Head Historic Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Achilles Point
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Auckland Domain
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    Soljans Estate Winery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Riverhead
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Pass by Mission Bay
    Pass by Kohimarama
  • 7
    Remuera
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 8
    Mount Eden
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by Tamaki Drive
    Pass by Parnell
    Pass by Orakei Basin
    Pass by Paritai Drive
    Pass by Waimauku
    Pass by Coatesville
You'll end at
Sky Tower
Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Highlights
  • Maximize your time with an itinerary packed with top attractions 
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • This tour is limited to a maximum of 11 or 14 persons
  • Spectacular Auckland views from One Tree Hill, Achilles Point.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup, set out to discover Auckland by air-conditioned minibus, starting with a scenic drive along the North Shore. Stop to take photos of the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour, en-route to Devonport, then hop out to stroll the seafront promenade. Continue along the coast, stopping at lookout points such as North Head, from where you can spot Rangitoto Island; Misson Bay, and Bastion Point. Back in the city, pass Viaduct harbour and the Sky Tower, before taking a walk around the beautiful parks of One Tree Hill and the Auckland Domain. Visit the popular Ponsonby neighborhood for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and some time to browse the many boutiques and galleries. Then, pay a visit to Muriwai Beach, home to one of New Zealand’s most important Gannet breeding colonies. End your tour with wine tasting in the Kumeu wine region, before being dropped back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Downtown Centrally Situated Hotels or Cruise Ships
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Wine-tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Some easy walking is involved. Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Minimum Age is 10 years
  • We can provide this tour to groups larger than 11 by discussions with Viator and ourselves
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Larry m wrote a review Mar 2020
Minesing, Canada295 contributions133 helpful votes
Picked up at the pier for a full day of exploring the beautiful city of Auckland. Mike was our driver and our tour guide with a fountain of knowledge. We visited all the highlights of the Auckland and also enjoyed a delicious lunch and also visited a winery. Walking up a volcano
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Wow! Loved your headline " Simply amazing." You experienced first hand why we pride our tour as being the most comprehensive 1 Day Tour available of Auckland. Whether, like you ,on a cruise ship or at a hotel, our tour truly encapsulates the real Auckland with its vibrancy, spectacular scenery and the 360 views atop our volcanoes (extinct of course) that give the most amazing views of Auckland. You can now appreciate why to see the best of Auckland you need to be in a smaller 12-15 centre vehicle rather than the 50/60/70 seater coaches as, due to the topography of Auckland, we journey to places the large buses physically cannot go to. No doubt when you reflect on a map of Auckland you will truly appreciate how much of Auckland we covered and you saw; and yes the historic lunch stop that so many guests say is one of the highlights of the day not to mention the wine tasting (included in our tour) We appreciated your comment also " it’s worth every penny. " as we believe everyone of our 8 tours are excellent value-for-money Thank you for choosing our tour and best wishes
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Anatole B wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Worth the bucks. Auckland has sights to die for, bucket list heaven. Value for money. Gets you to volcanoes, beaches, downtown, waterfront, etc..
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you. We pride ourselves on our Full Day Tour of Auckland being the most extensive and comprehensive 1 Day Tour available. We were privileged to share our city with you and now you can appreciate why we say this. As you mentioned are there any better views in Auckland that aloft the volcanoes (all extinct) that we travel to for spectacular 360 degree views. Our tour encapsulates the history, culture, fauna and flora and our tour is like opening pandora's box that is just full of gems; the rugged West Coaches black Sand Beaches, the vibrancy of the waterfront, quaint Devonport with its historic villas, the wine district of west Auckland, the countryside, the beautiful Wintergarden and Fernery, historic lunch stop...….. just to mention a few. You clearly fell in love with Auckland and our knowledgeable guide would have made your day even more special. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes for the rest of your time in New Zealand
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D F W wrote a review Mar 2020
Caloundra, Australia32 contributions18 helpful votes
MickS picked us up at our hotel early and he made the day so enjoyable by his knowledge of the whole area andhis interaction with the whole group. One of the best day tours we've been on and MickS made it happen, was like going out for the day with friends. The van was nice
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you! Loved your headline "Awesome Day Tour" We make no secret of the fact that our Full Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive Full Day 8 Hour Tour of Auckland available. As you experienced Auckland is such a beautiful and spectacular city that you just need a knowledgeable and experienced guide to show you. You clealry experienced that. You are right that from the moment we pick you up in the conmfort and luxury of one of our Mercedes Benz vehicles, we are strangers but by the end of the day, we are like family and this is at the heart of the ethos and culture of our Company. I sense you fell in love with Auckland. You would have marvelled at the stunning 360 degree views when we were elevated but equally at the history, culture, fauna and flora that was unfolded to you Our tour is the ideal tour for anyone in Auckland for a day (either off a cruise ship-where we pick up from or staying at a hotel) like you and you want to see as much as you possibly can. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes
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Ros G wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada42 contributions10 helpful votes
This was a great tour showcasing the beauty of Auckland and surrounding areas. We saw the wild west coast with its beautiful surf and gannet colony, stunning beaches within a short drive of downtown, interesting historic neighborhoods and the amazing Winter Garden with its
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 07 Feb 2020
Thank you. It was a pleasure to host you as we showcased our spectacular city. We make no secret of the fact that our Full Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive Full Day Tour of Auckland availaible. It is perfect for either those either off a cruise ship or just transitting Auckland for a day and want to see as much as possible. You would also have marvelled at the stunning 360 degree views when we were aloft at some of the highest landmarks in Auckland. The typography of Auckland is such is that if you truly want to see Auckland you need to be in smaller vehicles as our 12 and 15 seater Mercedes Benz vehicles can access the places the 50/60/70 seater coaches just cannot go to. Additionally, as you experienced our tour is highly personal which affords us the best opportunity to explain in depth the history of each location that we travel to plus of course, take photos with amazing backdrops that you would have appreciated and will look back so fondly on. Thank you sincerely for choosing our tour and best wishes
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JMR707 wrote a review Jan 2020
Huntington beach3 contributions
We had a wonderful day visiting Auckland with our guide Nick. He was funny, informative, and provided a very complete tour. I would recommend him and the tour company for anyone who has a free day or is on a cruise stop.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Thank you! Isn't Auckland a spectacular city particularly when you get elevated, as we do. You only need a highly knowledgeable guide to show you and we thank you for these lovely comments about one of our tour guides. We pride ourselves on our tour being the most comprehensive 1 Day Tour of Auckland available and you experienced this first hand. Whether you are just in Auckland for a day and want to see as much as possible or arriving on a cruise ship and want to see similarly. All our Mercedes Benz vehicles are either 11 or 14 seater vehicles so small personal tours and with the topography of Auckland we can go where the big buses physically cannot go which affords the spectacular views that you would have absolutely loved. Thank you for choosing our tour
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BenthNZ
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There and Back again! ;-)
Hobbiton is really a lovely place to go and if you are lucky enough to have Hollie as a guide, everything is going
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371dianneg
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Great day out
An excellent trip. Was pleasantly surprised and pleased with Hobbiton and enjoyed Waitomo glowworm caves. Excellent
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Bob L
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Great day trip from Auckland
My wife and I have seen the Lord of the Rings movies but I would not consider us to be big fans but we loved this t
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patrickrG4118XD
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A fantastic experience guided by Mike Silver!
I recently went on the combination tour of the Hobbiton movie set and the Waitomo caves. Both of which I have wante
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Pál S
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More than I hoped
Our knowledgeable and friendly driver, Mike drove 550 km and at the and of the tour we had a visual about this part
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Surreysunlovers
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An excellent afternoon with Mike!
We went on the afternoon Scenic Tour on 29th January with Mike. What a fantastic tour he provided us with. He gav
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rachelsE581ZI
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Wonderful day
Our guide Dwayne was so good at making everybody feel happy and comfortable. The trip is so worth it, if you like L
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Amanda-177493987
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Wonderful Day Trip! Great for seeing NZ countryside
Thank you so much Mike S for being such a wonderful, cheerful tour guide. Mike had great banter, was incredibly fri
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oretsushin
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An excellent tour guide
The tour is so nice. We enjoyed Hobbiton village, Waitomo caves so much. Especially the driver Dwayne is a really c
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Thomas C
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Really super outing
Mike, our guide was excellent. The trip was well worth the money and quite enjoyable. It was exciting to visit the
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252samanthak
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Great couple of experiences
Hobbiton was great (regardless of whether you’re a fan) and the Waitomo glow worm caves, albeit a little underwhelm
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Odyssey755744
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Very cool and full day!
Great all around. The Hobbiton tour was great, plus having an afternoon excursion that was unique and exceptional
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Debdmb
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Amazing experience
Highly recommended tour. Our guide,Matt, was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful with ideas about the tour and als
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66gracet
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Hobbiton movie set and Waitimo Glowworm Caves day trip from Auckland
Tour was excellent. Pick up was at our hotel and off we went. Mike S. made sure everyone on the tour was introduced
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vovb84
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Very interesting tour and high quality service.
We've scheduled this tour for Sat Feb 29th at 6:30 AM. Really enjoyed it. We liked both activities - Hobbiton Villa
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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