Auckland Tours - Day Trips - Shore Excursions

1 Great Day Auckland – City Highlights Premium Tour

incl. entry fees for great must-do activities

Kia Ora and Welcome to Auckland – the City of Sails!

The ultimate Auckland discovery package – a great day tour to experience the essential attractions including admissions!

This is one of the most popular personally guided private day tours for the real Auckland experience. After picking you up at your hotel or cruise terminal, we will discover the most beautiful and interesting places in the ‘City of Sails’. From the famous Harbour Bridge you will enjoy unique views of the skyline and our magnificent Sky Tower – the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

On this private Premium Experience Tour you choose 2 out of 3 attractions. Depending on your choice of attractions, you can change the perspective and

  • enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire South Pacific metropolis with its volcanic islands in the Hauraki Gulf (America’s Cup venue) directly from the 328m high Skytower – after a ride in the glass elevator up to the rotating viewing platform.
  • Experience the living history of New Zealand and the Polynesian culture of the first settlers, the Maori  in the modern Auckland Museum. Here we see original tribal houses and if you like, you can join an earthquake simulation.
  • You also have the opportunity to see penguins and the originals of the first South Pole expeditions in the Antarctic Center. On a fascinating walk through a glass tunnel (the first of its kind in the world) you will marvel at elegant rays and gigantic sharks live. You become part of this underwater world.

You will  walk up to the summit of Auckland’s highest point, the volcanic crater of Mt. Eden from where you get a breathtaking view over the city. We drive  along Tamaki Dr to historic Bastion Point, a place full of historical importance to both Maori and Europeans. Just around the corner we explore the Orakei Maori Marae for insights into the local Maori culture. From here you can also enjoy beautiful views of our youngest volcano ‘Rangitoto Island’ and the Hauraki Gulf where the America’s Cup is held. Marvel at ancient, spectacular trees in the Auckland Domain and the amazing Winter Gardens before we drop you off at your Auckland city location or cruise terminal.

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Price per Person: 

NZ$ 425.00

New Zealand Tours Sepcialist Tour Operator DMC
'New Zealand Tourism Board' certified specialist

Included within this tour:

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  • Personal guided Private Tour
  • Guiding: Licensed Driver Tour Guide
  • Commentary: English or German (other languages on request)
  • Transportation: by car, depending on size of group 4WD, Limousine, Van, Hybrid Vehicle on request
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: selected Auckland City Hotels / close Cruise Ship Terminal / Meeting Point
  • Start of Tour: 8:30am – 9:00am – can be modified according to your cruise ship schedule or timetable
  • Duration: approx. 5 hours (please allow extra minutes depending on the traffic)
  • Snacks: New Zealand bottled water
  • Not included: Personal expenses, meals (You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or choose options at one of our stops)
  • What to bring: Sunglasses, comfortable shoes, photo camera


Quick overview:

Make the most out of your time in Auckland.
On this private tour our knowledgeable and experienced guides show you the outstanding places in the city. Enjoy the best views and learn about the history of Auckland, New Zealand and Maori culture.
A day trip that will enrich your stay in Auckland and will remain in your memory as a personal great day.

  • Pick up at your Auckland City Hotel/Cruise Terminal/Meeting Point
  • Choose 2 out of three options:
    • Auckland Museum, incl. Admission
    • Kelly Tarlton’s, incl. Admission
    • Auckland Sky Tower,incl. Admission
  • Bastion Point
  • Orakei Marae (Maori insights)
  • Tamaki Dr
  • Parnell (Dove Meyer Robinson Rose Garden & Holy Trintity Cathedral)
  • Mt Eden (short volcanic crater walk)
  • Auckland Domain and Winter Gardens
  • Harbour Bridge
  • Drop-off at your City Hotel/Cruise Terminal. Airport transfer can be arranged (extra fee)

We all know Terms and Conditions are really boring.

These are no exception. We fell asleep two times while we wrote them!

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BUT – we need them so that there is no misunderstanding if you decide to change or cancel anything. If you transact through this website then we will give you every chance to read these. Any quotes and bookings undertaken are done so on the understanding that you have read and agree to these terms. Please read here  our Terms & Conditions for payment options and cancellation policy.
We play fair and we know we play with people who play fair!

  • Our tours incl. all tax, fees and admissions
  • All prices are displayed/charged in NZ$ and may vary in your home currency depending on currency conversion rates.

Additional Information:

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  • Our tours can be customized to suit your requirements precisely. Please let us know your special requests. We love to tailor your holiday.
  • Bookings are essential even if the tours are operating daily.
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions for payments and cancellation policy.
"What I loved about this tour was that the guide was not afraid to get off the beaten track and show us the real country. Great Days really makes a difference. This was an experience I would definitely want to come back to."
Alene Elvine
HR Manager
“Our guide was everything I hoped for, and more. Great Days really makes a difference, I would have never discovered the beautiful places we stopped at."
Jona Gerber
Designer, Switzerland

Get in touch for your unforgettable New Zealand holiday. That’s what we are here for. Behind this website are real people who are at your disposal with expertise and passion for this extraordinary place in the world. We know where to go as we live here – and we are looking forward to sharing our hidden gems with you.

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