Auckland - The City of Sails
Currently rated the third most livable city in the world, Auckland is New Zealand's largest city with around 1.5 million people now calling it home. A culturally diverse city, it is known for its range of art, culture, music and food and is one the gateways to the rest New Zealand.
Auckland was built between two harbours and is surrounded by 50 volcanic cones all around the city. This provides an amazing mix of everything from beaches, forests, mountains and a busy city centre.
Ezy Driver has a range of private tours around Auckland. Select one of our suggested itineraries below. We can further personalise these tours to suit your timetable, budget and interests.
Auckland City Quick Explorer
This three hour tour is a great way to introduce yourself to the city and take in the stunning landscapes throughout Auckland.
This quick introductory tour of Auckland takes you on a guided journey from the Auckland waterfront, at Auckland’s Viaduct where we travel along Tamaki Drive towards Mission Bay.
The tour goes via Paratai Drive, one of New Zealand's richest streets, full of amazing homes and offering gorgeous views overlooking the city.
Our first stop of the tour is at Mission Bay. Mission Bay is a seaside suburb of Auckland, is well known for its white sand and picturesque views.
After stopping at Mission Bay, feel free to take a short walk along the beach, taking in the views of the sea, looking back at the beautiful Auckland skyline and Rangitoto Island across the Mission Bay harbor.
Bastion Point, at the west end of Mission Bay, offers a fantastic view over the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour and was used for the defence of Maori settlers and in later times, of Auckland City. Mission Bay is also known for its famous fountain, pictured above, which is located in the middle of the Mission Bay reserve, sending water as high as 12 metres into the air and was a gift to the city from the family of Sir Ernest Davis, a previous mayor of Auckland.
The tour continues from Mission Bay we head up through the upmarket suburbs of Orakei, Remuera and Parnell, famous for their boutique shops and cafes.
From Parnell we head up through the Auckland Domain to see the impressive Auckland War Museum where you can watch a Maori cultural show, visit the winter gardens or Wintergarden café to sample some of Auckland's world class coffee.
From the Auckland Domain we drive further inland to a couple of famous landmarks to end the tour. Mount Eden & One Tree Hill are well known Auckland landmarks, famous for their 360 degree views of Auckland's skyline and coast line.
Take some photos of the gorgeous views of the city and hear about Auckland city’s history.
Tour Details & Highlights
Four hour tour
Departs and ends at any port or hotel within Auckland
Auckland Harbour & Viaduct
Parnell Rose Gardens
Auckland Museum & Maori Performance
Mt Eden & One Tree Hill Scenic Views
Learn more about Auckland City History
Extend your Tour
If you are enjoying the tour and wish to extend your trip, we can easily arrange to continue the tour and show you more of beautiful city.
The tour can be extended into a half or full day trip. Simply let us know where you would like to head next or leave it your driver | guide you show around our favourite spots.
Tour extension suggestions:
Travel North to view other gorgeous Auckland beaches & Matakana Village famous for its wine. See: North Auckland Tours
Travel West beyond the scenic bush & through the hills to experience the incredible black sand beaches of Piha & Bethell's, vineyard's at Kumeu or the popular Gannet bird colony at Muriwai Beach. See: West Auckland Tours
Auckland City Express Tour duration : 4 Hours (including pick-up & drop off)
- Location: Auckland
- Price from NZD $440.00
Our vehicles & drivers
- Standard or luxury large sedans
- Standard or touring class minivans up to 11 passengers
- All our vehicles are Wi-Fi enabled with refreshments on board
- Multi-lingual experienced chauffeur driver | guides available upon request