Auckland Private Tours - Day Trips - Shore Excursions

Due to high demand, our Private Tours in Auckland are fully booked until the end of April 2024.

There are still a few seats available on public small group tours for half-day/full- day trips from Auckland.

1 Great Day Auckland – City to Surf Tour

Private Day Tour and Shore Excursion

Auckland Day Tours 4.9/5

An Impression of Auckland you will not find in your travel guide!

On this day tour you will experience Auckland’s fascinating volcanic landscape, get a taste of Maori history and discover the wonderful West Coast, the home of Maui Dolphins, Seals (Kekenos) and native bird life.


Leaving the crowds behind us, we will travel through the Kumeu wine region to the wild West Coast. Enjoy the wonderful nature on a walk through mystic rainforest before reaching the 60 km long black sand beach. Stop for a picnic with an amazing view over the Tasman Sea and if you are lucky you will see playful Maui Dolphins, sunbathing seals and about 3000 Gannets looking after their chicks (August-April).
We head back to the “City of Sails”, visit historical Bastion Point and get a taste of Maori history before we stop in a little sea side village where you will have the opportunity to have some lunch enjoy a fantastic view onto Auckland’s largest volcano, Rangitoto and Browns Island. From here we will visit Maungakiekie, the second largest volcano Auckland’s and a place of remembrance for Maori and other New Zealanders.

Enjoy an incredible view over the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland City and Rangitoto before we head back into the city center for drop off.

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Price per Person (min. 2 Persons): 

NZ$ 430.00

(conversion into EUR * | USD *)

  • A minimum of two persons is required for this tour to go ahead
  • Our tours incl. all tax, fees and admissions
  • Our tour can be customized to suit your requirements precisely! Please note: Bookings are essential
  • Optional: Tour can be combined with an Airport / Cruise Terminal / City Hotel transfer
New Zealand Tours Sepcialist Tour Operator DMC
'New Zealand Tourism Board' certified specialist

Included within this tour:

  • Personal guided Private Tour
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  • Guiding: Licensed Driver Tour Guide
  • Commentary: English or German (other languages on request)
  • Transportation: by car, depending on size of group 4WD, Limousine, Van
  • 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. 7 hours, End of Tour 3:30pm
  • 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, a good mood and if you want take your swimwear with you

Quick overview:

On this day tour, you will experience the fascinating volcanic landscape of Auckland. You will get a taste of Maori history and discover Auckland ‘first hand’ from your knowledgeable and experienced guide. An impression of Auckland that you will not find in your travel guide!

  • Find out why Auckland is called the ‘City of Sails’, visit historic Bastion Point and get a taste of Maori history at the historic Orakei Marae, home of the Ngati Whatua tribe.
  • Next, we stop at a seaside village, where you will enjoy a fantastic view onto Auckland’s largest volcano, Rangitoto Island and Brown’s Island.
  • From here we will visit Maungakiekie (One-Tree-Hill), the second largest volcano in Auckland and a place of remembrance for both the Maori and European people of New Zealand.
  • Enjoy the incredible view over the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland City and Rangitoto from the peak of One Tree Hill to make this a day you will remember.

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.
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  • 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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  • Before you travel to New Zealand - Important to know
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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. 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

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