Delve into the history of Auckland and enjoy a taste of its contemporary culture by visiting landmarks well worth exploring on your own and with a knowledgeable guide.
After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at Bastion Point lookout, where you will pause to admire the sweeping view of Waitemata Harbour and Auckland in the distance. This vantage point serves as an exceptional visual introduction to the city.
Drive through the Auckland Domain, with nearly 200 acres of parkland in the heart of the city. It encompasses ponds, statuaries, tropical glass houses, and a wide variety of trees. Nestled within this idyllic retreat you will find the Auckland Museum, which houses an impressive collection of Maori and Pacific artifacts that include a carved meeting house and impressive 85-foot-long war canoe made from a single log. Following your guided tour, you will have some free time to further browse the exhibits on your own.
Travel over Auckland’s North Shore Harbour Bridge, passing beautiful Shoal Bay while en route to the affluent suburb of Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore. Takapuna is home to a vibrant town center that has definite beach vibe and offers around 300 retail outlets to explore as well as numerous choices for dining on your own. You will have some free time here to do both.
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Note: This tour includes just over 1 hour of easy to moderate walking/standing, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There will be some stairs to negotiate.