Auckland Day Trips, Shore Excursions, Private Tours

Haere Mai and welcome to Auckland, the City of Sails!

 

Are you looking for a great day trip when you are in Auckland or on a shore excursion?

Awesome – here are the perfect sightseeing tours for you to get a first impression of what New Zealand is all about!

Auckland, built on approx. 50 volcanoes, is the gateway into New Zealand and renowned as the City of Sails with beautiful shore lines and native bush surrounding New Zealand’s largest city. We show you the city highlights and stunning nature. Marvel at the Maori Haka, enjoy a wine tasting of New Zealand’s award-winning wines, see charming districts with old colonial-style villas or jump a bungy from the tallest building in the southern hemisphere – the Sky Tower. Explore the Arataki Centre perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, where the sweeping decks offer breath taking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. The options of this vibrant city are endless.

In a small group or on a private tour you will get a personalised experience and explore places that larger coaches cannot reach. Enjoy your customized  tours and one of the best private day trips,  pre-/post tours in Auckland.

Only minutes from the „City of Sails“ you can enjoy golden and black sand beaches, rugged coastlines, native rainforest and amazing views of the Hauraki Gulf (where the America’s Cup sailing regatta is held), volcanic islands and more. When you arrive on a cruise ship, please refer here to the cruise ship schedules.

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Please contact us here for tour bookings or further informations. Bookings are essential even if the tours are operating daily.

"For me, the cooperation with "Great Days New Zealand Tours" was very pleasant, as they responded to all our spontaneous "special requests" without any problems and immediately implemented them to our satisfaction. So our visit to Auckland became an unforgettable experience for all participants."
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Dietmar Beyer
Assistant of Bettina Würth, Chairman of the Advisory Board Würth-Group, Germany
“Andreas designed a custom - spectacular day in Auckland for my 14 year old and I. We started by visiting the official must see sights but as we discovered all the adrenaline filled activities that the city has to offer- we were able to easily modify our plan and ended up doing the 328 meter Sky Jump! Andreas also helped us create an itinerary for the other days we were in the country. He has contacts throughout New Zealand and can organize multi-day trips."
Brigitte B.
Lawyer, U.S.A.

Enjoy the Holiday of a lifetime

Auckland Private Tours & Shore Excursions – Personalised Guided Sightseeing:

 

Only minutes from the „City of Sails“ you can enjoy golden and black sand beaches, rugged coastlines, native rain forest and amazing views of the Hauraki Gulf (where the America’s Cup sailing regatta is held), volcanic islands and more. When you are on a cruise ship, please refer here to the cruise ship schedules.

  • Personal guided Small Group / Private Tour (min. 2  people)
  • Guiding: New Zealand Licenced Driver Tour Guides
  • Commentary: English or German (other languages on request)
  • Transportation: by car, depending on size of group 4WD, Limousine or  Van, Hybrid Vehicle on request
  • Start of Tour: can be modified according to your cruise ship schedule or timetable
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: selected Auckland City Hotels / Cruise Ship Terminal / Meeting Point
  • Activity Level: Low – Moderate
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1 Great Day
Auckland City Highlights
Private Tour & Shore Excursion


Find out why Auckland is called the ‘City of Sails’, visit Bastion Point and get a taste of Maori history at the historic Orakei Marae. Enjoy incredible views over the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland and Rangitoto Island.

Auckland Essentials 4.7/5
4.7/5
NZ$ 275.00 (also in EUR* | USD*)
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Auckland West Coast
Private Tour & Shore Excursion


A scenic drive from the heart of Auckland through native bush to Muriwai’s spectacular black sand surf beaches. Breathtaking views along the rugged coastline. Spot the Gannets up-close from the cliff-top.

Top recommendation 4.8/5
4.8/5
NZ$ 275.00 (also in EUR* | USD*)
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Live Sheep Shearing, Manuka Honey
Private Tour


Sheep Shearing in New Zealand is an amazing experience! See the impressive talents of the sheep-dogs and enjoy this awesome farm setting. Have a Manuka Honey Tasting and stunning view to the skyline while we drive back via the Harbour Bridge.

Sheep Farm Excursion 4.7/5
4.7/5
NZ$ 285.00 (also in EUR* | USD*)
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1 Great Day Premium Auckland Experience
Private Tour & Shore Excursion


Explore the highlights of Auckland and experience our famous city activities and attractions. This tour includes all essentials peppered with flexible attractions according to your interests.
Everything one's heart desires for a memorable great day in Auckland.

Day Tour Personalised 4.8/5
4.8/5
NZ$ 425.00 (also in EUR* | USD*)
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Auckland 'City to Surf', Private Tour & Shore Excursion


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.

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NZ$ 430.00 (also in EUR* | USD*)
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Exclusive private guided in enchanting Hobbiton


Experience your own exclusive private guided Middle-Earth adventure! Visit the original Hobbiton Movie Set from „The Lord of the Rings“ and „The Hobbit“ films – without being chained to a large crowd!
Hobbiton is a location like no other in the world, creating a truly unique and memorable day!

Exclusive enchanting 4.7/5
4.6/5
NZ$ 785.00 (also in EUR* | USD*)
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Your Own Great Day
Auckland City
Activity Menu


Enjoy famous Auckland City Highlights and choose from the menu whatever you want.
You can have a lunch in the Sky Tower, go for a whale watch, see a Maori Performance, take a thrilling Bungy, visit stunning Kelly Tarlton's or set sail on America's Cup Yachts.

Do it yourself 4.3/5
4.3/5
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Private Transfers Auckland Airport/City Hotel/Cruise Terminal


You embark from your vessel after a great cruise and want to get to the Airport?
You land at the Auckland Airport and want to explore the city on the way to your accommodation or meeting?
We are here for you and are happy to offer you a combination with one of our tours to explore Auckland and its surroundings

We would love to tailor-make your holidays. Please contact us here for reservations or questions. Bookings are essential even if the tours are operating daily.

"For me, the cooperation with "Great Days New Zealand Tours" was very pleasant, as they responded to all our spontaneous "special requests" without any problems and immediately implemented them to our satisfaction. So our visit to Auckland became an unforgettable experience for all participants."
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Dietmar Beyer
Assistant of Bettina Würth, Chairman of the Advisory Board Würth-Group
“Andreas designed a custom - spectacular day in Auckland for my 14 year old and I. We started by visiting the official must see sights but as we discovered all the adrenaline filled activities that the city has to offer- we were able to easily modify our plan and ended up doing the 328 meter Sky Jump! Andreas also helped us create an itinerary for the other days we were in the country. He has contacts throughout New Zealand and can organize multi-day trips."
Brigitte B.
Lawyer, U.S.A.

Multi-Day Trips from Auckland  – Guided Sightseeing in Small Groups & Private Tours:

We show you the greatest spots on the North Islands in two days.

  • Personal guided Small Group / Private Tour (min. 2 people)
  • Guiding: New Zealand Licenced Driver Guides
  • Commentary: English or German (other languages on request)
  • Transportation: by car, depending on size of group 4WD, Limousine or 8-12 Seater Van, Hybrid Vehicle on request
  • Accommodation: handpicked (B&B, 4 Star) or according to your wishes (3-5 Star, Luxury Lodges)
  • Start of Tour: can be modified according to your cruise ship schedule or timetable
  • Pick-up/Drop-off: selected Auckland City Hotels / Cruise Ship Terminal / Meeting Point
  • Activity Level: Low – Moderate
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2 Great Days Auckland, Glowworms, Hobbiton, Rotorua, TreeTopWalk, Maori Experience


Enjoy this truly magical journey! Visit New Zealand's main attractions on the North Island! Stunning glowworm caves without the usual busloads of people, enchanting Hobbiton, Geysers, Maori Culture and the diversity of our stunning nature!

NZ$ 1,560.00 (also in EUR* | USD*)
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2 Great Days Auckland, Kauri Forest, Bay of Islands, Waitangi Maori Culture, Kiwi Birds


Enjoy New Zealand’s oldest Kauri giants, stunning nature, historically significant sites, Maori Cultural Performance and Kiwi Bird feeding in sub-tropical climate! Experience an inspiring holiday in the winterless North!

NZ$ 1,490.00 (also in EUR* | USD*)
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We love to customize your holidays. Please contact us here for reservations or questions. Bookings are essential even if tours operating daily.

"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

We organise your business trip in Auckland and New Zealand!

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We have the experience to find the right balance for you and your team while you are here to initiate new businesses or in regards of customer care. We organize your conferences, business meetings spiced with top notch activities e.g. a day off on Waiheke Island for a 5 course dinner in an award-wining winery, a helicopter flight with an ice-landing on a glacier and more.

We also show you around if you are in regards of real estate matters, film location scouting or whatever is important for you. Please use our local knowledge!

We have delivered successful incentives for Director’s Boards of international and German leading reputable companies and love to host our corporate clients to serve all their needs. Please get in touch with our Incentives Team!

"For me, the cooperation with "Great Days New Zealand Tours" was very pleasant, as they responded to all our spontaneous "special requests" without any problems and immediately implemented them to our satisfaction. So our visit to Auckland became an unforgettable experience for all participants."
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For guests unfamiliar driving on the left hand side our Driver Tour Guides will put you at ease:

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We know how to drive competently on the left hand side of the road. Our professional tour driver guides hold New Zealand Driver Licences, Passenger Endorsements, Permits to drive a 4WD along the beach and have a lot of passion to show this beautiful country personally to you. We also provide our tours in English or German language (other languages on request) and suitable Passenger Service Vehicle licenced transports like Limousines, 8-12 Seater Vans, 4WD or Hybrid Vehicles.

Chauffeur/Driver Tour Guide excl. vehicle per Day (8 hours): NZ$ 410

  • incl. GST, 1-10 Passengers, English or German language (other languages on request), min. 2 days
  • for all kind of vehicles  (Limousine, SUV, 8-12 Seater Van, 4WD)
  • all legal requirements e.g. Vehicle Transport Licences, Passenger-Endorsement, 1st Aid Certificates

Chauffeur/Driver Tour Guide incl. vehicle per Day (8 hours): NZ$ 660

  • incl. GST, 1-8 Passengers, English or German language (other languages on request), min. 2 days
  • for all kind of vehicles  (Limousine, SUV, 8-12 Seater Van, 4WD)
  • all legal requirements e.g. Passenger-Endorsement, 1st Aid Certificates, Certificate of Fitness, Certificate of Loading, Vehicle Transport Licences, Insurance

Guiding only per Day (8 hours): NZ$ 360

  • incl GST, 1-11 Passengers, English or German language
  • from 12 Passengers one off fee $ 50/day incl. GST

Extras:

  • Extra hours NZ$ 65 (incl. GST)
  • Meal allowance per day NZ$ 60 (incl. GST). This fee applies only on multi-day tours when there is no dinner booked
  • Accommodation (or overnight fee NZ$ 300 p.N. (incl. GST)
  • Relocation first/last night NZ$ 80. This fee applies only, should it be required that the guide stays the night before/after the tour program starts/ends
  • Costs for flights and shuttle/transport e.g. to/from Airport, Start/End of Tour to/from Accommodation

We have guided for e.g. Abercombie & Kent, AOT, APTC, Gebeco, Helloworld Travel, IDNZ, Renaissance Tours and more.

We would love to tailor-make your holidays. Please get in touch.

"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

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