Our half day tour will take you to smell the roses in Parnell and to the Eastern Bays including the Orakei Marina, Mission Bay and Achilles and Bastion Points.  From there we travel to the urban oasis of Cornwall Park and Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill), an extinct volcano and Māori Pā in pre-European times.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION We will pick you up from your accommodation (if in the inner city) or meet you at 89 Quay Street, Queens Wharf Village. We can drop you back at our meeting place at the end of the tour or, alternatively, we can drop you back at one of the city sights e.g. the museum.
DEPARTURE TIME 9 am – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
INCLUDED Morning tea
All transport in a modern, comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED Additional expenses e.g. souvenirs, snacks etc.
BRING Suitable footwear for walking, sunblock and hat/cap in summer, water, raincoat or jacket if wet

Meet at 89 Quay Street, Queens Wharf


Parnell Rose Gardens

View the rose gardens and admire the views over Judges Bay.  Stop at the nearby Fred Ambler lookout and learn more about the port

Eastern Bays

Drive along Tamaki Drive and visit the Orakei Marina, Mission Bay, Achilles Point Lookout and Bastion Point

Morning tea


Expensive Street

See where Auckland’s wealthy live with their grandstand views over the harbour

Drive through Auckland Domain

Auckland’s earliest park and the location of the Auckland Museum

Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) extinct volcano

The park is an urban oasis, and One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) is an extinct volcano

We meet at 89 Quay Street, Queen’s wharf, next to the Ferry building

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
September 7, 2019

What an exquisite morning /early afternoon private tour we had with Richard. He was very personable and very knowledgeable both from a historical perspective and present day. Richard took us places that we wouldn’t have known about in his comfortable air conditioned vehicle. If you like being in a small group and want excellent interaction with locals who know their city, we highly recommend Around Auckland Tours. You too can have as wonderful of an experience as we did by choosing them.

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