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Eastern Bay Beaches and Cornwall Park

Auckland, New Zealand

Experience hosted by Diane

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes drinks and transportation

What you'll do

Leaving the city centre behind, we visit the Parnell Rose Gardens and admire the roses and views over Judges Bay and the Port. We then travel along Tamaki Drive, making several stops; the Orakei Marina to see the sailing boats moored there; learn the history of Mission Bay; admire the views at the Achilles Point Lookout; see the Savage Memorial and hear about the significant part Bastion Point has played in New Zealand history. From here we will travel along a street where some of Auckland’s wealthy live. After a drive through the Auckland Domain, we visit Cornwall Park, an urban oasis. Here we see Acacia cottage, Auckland’s oldest surviving cottage, built in 1841 and the Huia Lodge Discovery Hub. We travel on to see Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill, an extinct volcano, Māori archaeology site and, as it is a working farm, hopefully see some sheep and cattle. From here we take you back to where the tour started, or if you wish, can drop you at the Auckland Museum.
Other things to note
The price is all inclusive for the trip.
Some walking is involved so comfortable shoes are recommended.
Leaving the city centre behind, we visit the Parnell Rose Gardens and admire the roses and views over Judges Bay and the Port. We then travel along Tamaki Drive, making several stops; the Orakei Marina to see the sailing boats moored there; learn the history of Mission Bay; admire the views at the Achilles Point Lookout; see the Savage Memorial and hear about the significant part Bastion Point has played in New Zealand history. From here we wil…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee and biscuits
  • Transportation
    We are only driving guests from site to site, all in central Auckland

Meet your host, Diane

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 8 Reviews
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Born and bred New Zealanders who have lived in Auckland for 25 years my husband Richard or myself, would like to show others our unique and interesting city. Often known as the "City of Sails" it is also a "City of Extinct Volcanoes" which have shaped the city's landscape.
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From $80
/ person
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Where you'll be

We will see the beautiful Eastern beaches, the pretty suburbs of Mission Bay and St Heliers, views out to Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf, Melanesian Mission House, Acacia cottage, a Māori archaeology site and an extinct volcano.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

JoAnn
March 2020
Richard was a great host. He went beyond what as expected. He took us to places we didn’t expect to see, including the Wintergarden hot houses. We enjoyed our time with him.
Phil
March 2019
Our experience was with Richard, Diane's husband and what a great time we had. He was extremely knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome to a part of the world we had not been to before. Our morning /early afternoon took us through various known and not so well-known areas in and about Auckland. It was truly a delightful experience that we'll always remember. Thank you Richard!
Our experience was with Richard, Diane's husband and what a great time we had. He was extremely knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome to a part of the world we had not been t…
Barbara
March 2019
Lovely individual trip around to places that I wouldn’t have known where to start with Anzac biscuits a bonus. Typical for my luck the heavens opened up but that, of course, was out of everybody’s control.
Susan
January 2019
Wonderful tour to very beautiful and interesting areas. Lots of history and information. Very highly recommended for Auckland visitors. Thankyou so much, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Rachelle
January 2019
Outstanding conversation and information on the local area provided by Richard. It was great to travel for the day with someone who knows the area. We would not have been able to see or understand Auckland if we hadn’t taken this tour. Highly recommend. Thank you!!!
Outstanding conversation and information on the local area provided by Richard. It was great to travel for the day with someone who knows the area. We would not have been able to s…
Alicia
January 2019
No visit to Auckland would be complete without this tour. Richard - Diane's husband was the perfect guide. We went far along the coast and stopped at various places for locals and tourists alike. We visited Mission Bay all the way to Gentlemen's Bay, to the Auckland War Memorial - where we sat sipping coffee and eating Anzac cookies- to Cornell Park, and the rose garden. It was a great tour, Highly recommended.
No visit to Auckland would be complete without this tour. Richard - Diane's husband was the perfect guide. We went far along the coast and stopped at various places for locals and…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Raincoat or jacket if wet or cold

Sunblock in Summer