What you'll do
Together we’ll explore central Auckland's must-see hidden lanes, landmarks, charming squares and parks. From downtown to uptown, you'll see more with us because we walk and hop on the locals’ bus! Plus we reveal the city's best food spots. "A perfect 101 experience to jump-start your Auckland visit" said James, USA (guest). This small-group tour kicks off downtown on Queen Street before weaving through back lanes to an early fortress. Along the way you'll learn about Auckland's Maori heritage and European colonization. You'll discover the city's award-winning art gallery, Albert Park, street art, sculptures, designer boutiques and popular cafes. We'll pause to mingle over a complimentary drink at a classy art-deco hotel (as this tour includes a treat or two) followed by a tasting at a top chocolate boutique. A short bus ride uptown will reveal an arty neighborhood and a bird-filled valley above Auckland's town square. On returning to Queen Street, you'll leave armed with loads of local advice and a new New Zealand friend . So walk this way to kickstart your stay. With a born-and-bred friendly Aucklander as your guide. Traveling solo? Please message first with your date BEFORE booking as this tour requires a min of 2 people.
Kia Ora, I'm Liz, a 4th-generation Aucklander and the founder of Aucky Walky Tours. Join me or my co-guide Janet on this small-group experience and discover our favorite city lanes, landmarks and top food spots. (According to guest reviews, there's no better way to start your visit! ) We're human search engines for the best-of-Auckland. But most importantly kind-hearted, fun Kiwis with a passion for our city. And first-aid qualified too. Plus Janet is fluent in Spanish, German and conversant in Italian, French & Portugese! Traveling solo? Please message first with your date BEFORE booking. We'd love to show you around but this shared tour requires a min of 2 people to proceed (so we can pay AirBNB, taxes, food vendors then ourselves - whew!
Morning refreshments - barista coffee, tea, juice or soft drink Chocolate boutique tasting
Local bus fare
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Where you'll be
From downtown to uptown, you'll see more with us. Because we walk and hop on the locals’ bus! Tour starts and ends on Queen St in the central city. Highlights: Britomart precinct Hidden laneways Maori history Old town Auckland Art Gallery and Town Hall Serene Parks Locals' bus uptown A heritage hotel for refreshments Chocolate boutique Theatre district There are restrooms along the way.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
Minimum 2 people per booking please, solo travelers please enquire first. Want a private tour, a kid-friendly family tour or non-scheduled tour date? Please ask.
Hidden Auckland tour with treats