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Spectacular Auckland

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Spectacular Auckland

Auckland (Tamaki Makau Rau) is New Zealand's largest city, with a population of around 1.4 million. The city's subtropical climate, lush vegetation, and easy access to the coast and outdoor activities have allowed it to consistently remain among the top five cities in international lifestyle surveys.

This is a melting pot of 190 different ethnicities and is the world's biggest Polynesian city. Over half of the population is European, and there are high percentages of indigenous Maori, as well as Pacific Island and Asian people. This diversity is reflected in a lively art and cultural scene, a wide range of food and craft markets, vineyards, a hip cafe culture, superb coffee, and outstanding restaurants.

Head through trendy inner suburbs, over the Harbor Bridge, the second longest road bridge in New Zealand, and back through the vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter, the city's newest waterfront area and urban community. Feel the bustling CBD area of Queen Street, the hub of the city centre and shopping precinct. Take in the Auckland Museum, Tamaki Paenga Hira, home to a huge collection of Maori and Polynesian Taonga, or treasures. On your tour, you will marvel at the sparkling Waitemata Harbour from every vantage point.

The last stop on your tour is the iconic Auckland Sky Tower, where you will experience a bird's eye view of the"City of Sails" sitting at 328 metres. The journey begins from down at the base of the tower. Travel up in the glass-fronted elevators which open up to unparalleled views in all directions of the city and its surrounding area. Your entry to Sky Tower is valid for use at any time of the day that you take your Auckland city tour. We recommend that the best time to visit the Sky Tower is at the change of light in the evening, when you will see Auckland transform from day time beauty to night time sparkle.

After, you will continue to enjoy this tour with a Harbour cruise. The crew will provide a knowledgeable commentary about the city and its landmarks. Keep an eye out for Devonport's historic naval base and the Bean Rock Lighthouse. A brief stopover is included at volcanic Rangitoto Island. This distinctive Auckland landmark, formed by a series of eruptions around 600 years ago, is a thriving nature reserve as well as a popular day-trip destination.

Please Note: When your experience at the Auckland Sky Tower is finished, you will have to make your own way back to the cruise ship, which is only a short walk away (approximately half a mile). This tour does not travel via Mount Eden. Only small vehicles are able to access Mount Eden. This tour is not a transfer tour, and cannot accommodate luggage.

Shore Excursion Size
Small Group
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5 minute walk from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sun glasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Guests must be able to walk on paved and gravel surfaces, and be able to enter and exit the tour vehicle without assistance. Infants ages 2 and younger may attend the tour free of charge, provided that they do not occupy their own seat. Please advise if you will be traveling with an infant when placing your booking.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSpectacular Auckland November 12, 2019

Reviewer: Esgardo Suarez
We like this excursion , short and informative .

4 StarsLoved Auckland, city of salesJanuary 07, 2019

Reviewer: Andrew
One of four port package. Our guide was great & delivered an enthusiastic narrative. Unfortunately the boat had broken down & the harbour cruise part of our excursion had to be cancelled. Shorex were excellent post holiday in reimbursing this part of excursion. Would recommend Shorex without hesitation.

5 StarsAucklandJanuary 08, 2018

Reviewer: jeanne
Once again the directions for this excursion were vague and coupled with the massive rebuilding going on near and on Warf Street we were frustrated finding the pickup location. Gray Line provided the tour and we got to see the highlights of the city. Included in the tour package was a harbor cruise, Cruise to Davenport and Skytower tickets. We had enough time to do the Harbor Cruise( beautiful) and postponed using the tickets to Davenport ad Skytown until our return to Auckland a few weeks later. We were glad we did as Davenport itself deserves hours of exploring (visit the Patriot Pub for the best chips). We walked to the skytower from the dock, a bit of a steep climb and there is a lot of construction so be careful but the views once you get to the tower are wonderful. We were glad we split this tour package into two days.

4 Starsnjoyed the excursion, good service.EJanuary 18, 2016

Reviewer: Champyn

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