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Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour

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Take in the top attractions of New Zealand's largest city on this full-day scenic tour of Auckland. Drive through the City to Tamaki Drive by air-conditioned 12-seater Mercedes with a guide, discover sites of interest including 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 commanding, spectacular views over the City, inner harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, and also see Auckland historic Mt. Eden, the highest volcano on the isthmus. Admire native birdlife at Muriwai Beach, the spectacular rugged coastline with black sand beaches and sip fine wines along the Kumeu Wine Trail. Visit the Auckland Domain, home to the Auckland Museum and visit 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 Auckland accommodation 
You'll start at
Sky Tower
Or, you can also get picked up
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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
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Pass by Mission Bay
    Pass by Kohimarama
  • 7
    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 return to the starting point
  • Maximize your time with an itinerary packed with top attractions 
  • Spectacular Auckland views from One Tree Hill, Achilles Point and Bastion Point
  • Personalized tour: small group limited to just six
  • Convenient hotel pickup and round-trip transport
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

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up ONLY from all Downtown CBD Accommodation (Hotels, BNBs, Backpackers Hotels etc) and also the cruise terminals for guests arriving by cruise ship

Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded yesterday
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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We were a group of six from Alabama excited to see Auckland. This was absolutely the best choice we could have made. We learned about New Zealand's history and culture in a perfectly curated tour of the city. Our tour guide, Tyler, was the awesomest awesome. Simply put
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 2 Dec 2019
You experienced first hand why Kiwis (New Zealanders) are the very special people we are. We greet you as strangers but when we finally say Hare Ra (goodbye), it is almost like we are family. This is the nature of all our tours and is the ethos and culture of our Company. Every single one of our guests is special and you experienced this first-hand. I can sense that you all had an extraordinary day as we showcased our fabulous City to you. Auckland is such a beautiful City, steeped in history. You just need a very knowledgeable and experienced guide to show you that as you reflected in your comments. We make no secret of the fact that our signature Full Day Tour of Auckland is the most comprehensive Full Day Tour of Auckland available. When you reflect you will marvel at how much you saw in the 8 hours and is ideal for those with just a day in Auckland at a hotel and want to see as much as possible or on a cruise ship for a day in Auckland. Our Mercedes Benz vehicles are ideal for the topography of Auckland as they can provide the best views that the larges buses/coaches simply cannot do. Thank you sincerely for choosing our Tour and Best Wishes to you all for Christmas and 2020
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We were a party of four on the tour this day, so plenty of room to spread out in the van. The tour itself was an excellent overview of Auckland which included spectacular views, interesting neighborhoods, beaches, a winery, tunnels and gun fortification and of course the lovely
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 28 Nov 2019
Thank you! You are right that our tour is widely regarded as the most comprehensive Full Day Tour of Auckland. It is ideal for those with only 1 day spare (like transiting Auckland, on a cruise ship, before/after a cruise ship) and want to see and learn the maximum amount possible about Auckland in the 8 hours we are together. Auckland is steeped in history and we felt privileged to share our City with you. You marvelled at the 360 degree views when we went atop 2 of our 56 volcanoes; the rugged West Coast Beaches with their fine black sand; the quaint township of Devonport; the wine tasting; our historic lunch stop; the beautiful green country side; the Wintergardens and Fernery to name just a few. Auckland is best viewed in a smaller vehicle like our 12 or 15 seater Mercedes as we can go where the bigger coaches just physically cannot go When you reflect on the numerous photos you took, you will look back with some very fine memories of the day we shared together. Thank you sincerely for taking our tour and also the lovely words about one of our tour guides
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We very much enjoyed this full day overview of Auckland. So much to see but never felt rushed. Our guide Mike was was wonderful - friendly and informative. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 25 Nov 2019
Thank you. We have designed our Full Day Tour of Auckland to be the most comprehensive that is available. It is ideal for those either on cruise ships, hotels etc with just 1 Day where they want to see as much as they possible can in 8 hours. With our smaller 12 and 15 seater Mercedes-Benz vehicles, we go where the bigger buses just can't go due to the topography of Auckland I sense you fell in love with Auckland and you would have loved the spectacular 360 degree views as we journeyed up the volcanoes and the highest parts of Auckland where you would have marvelled at the stunning 360 degree views. Auckland, as you experienced, is one of the largest cities geographically in the World. You just need a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide to show you. It is clear you appreciated being in the hands of one of our very knowledgeable and professional guides Thank you for choosing our tour and best wishes
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We were the only couple who booked the tour this day, but they were happy to run the tour anyway. Our guide David says they've never cancelled a tour due to limited bookings, which is pretty impressive. The tour itself was an excellent tour through and around Auckland with
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Response from DavidS23368, Owner at Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Thank you! Our Full Day Tour of Auckland is widely regarded as the most comprehensive tour of Auckland available. In the 8 hours that you shared with our tour guide you clearly fell in love with Auckland as you marvelled at the views from atop the volcanoes; the rugged West Coast with the gannet colony; the quaint township of Devonport with its thousands of old villas; the beautiful beaches; the history of Maori in Auckland; the wine tasting; the countryside with the beautiful fauna and flora and our very special and historic location. Auckland is a very special City; you just need a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide to show you. Thank you for sharing your appreciation of our tour and the knowledge of one of our guides. This is ideal for any one with just a day in Auckland and wanting to see as much as possible; on a cruise ship for the day in Auckland or also as you mention to orient themselves to explore in more detail Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand and thank you for choosing our tour
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By: Auckland Scenic Tours
663 reviews
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Melbourne, Australia
Great Full Day Tour
If you want a great one day tour from Auckland to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves, I'd highly recommend Auckland Scenic
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Huntington beach
Around Auckland
We had a wonderful day visiting Auckland with our guide Nick. He was funny, informative, and provided a very
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Baltimore, Maryland
Alex was fantastic. Knowledgable, funny and easy to chat with. Ran the show well. Advice for cave use handrails
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New York
Wonderful Tour and Excellent Guide
The tour was fantastic, taking in two quite diverse main attractions in one day. Yes, it was an early start and a
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Awesome for LOTR and Hobbit fans
It was real cool to see the 44 little hobbit homes. A must for fans. Glow worm cave is unreal. Just know that
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Saverne, France
Unforgettable day
It was an amazing experience. What a fantastic tour and day it was. Matt took great care of everyone and he is
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Best value
Really enjoyed this tour to the Hobbiton Movie set and the glowworm caves. The group in the bus was just 9 people
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Amazing experience
Best tour I could possibly imagine. The tour guide was really friendly and always made sure that everyone had an
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Melbourne, Australia
Great day out - worth the early start!
We had a wonderful day with Mike, our driver, who made sure we knew everything we needed to know, and made the
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Beautiful Hobbiton and Glowworms!
This tour went beyond my expectations in every way! And I want to point out that driver was friendly, had great
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Amazing Tour
This tour was worth every penny. It has a little something for everyone. My husband absolutely loved the movie set
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This was the best highlight of our 2 weeks trip in New Zealand!!! Our guide/driver Nick from Auckland Scenic Tour
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Grass Valley, California
Awesome tour!
My sister and I had a wonderful time on this tour! Our guide, Mike, was super friendly and very knowledgeable. We
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Amazing trip
Thank you Nick and Auckland Scenic Tours for an amazing day. This was my first full day in Auckland and I'm glad
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Awesome trip. Very well organized and Mike our driver/guide is wonderful. Mike is very professional, funny and
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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