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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.

Auckland Tours

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.

Call us today on 0800 399 374 (local) or email bookings@ezydriver.co.nz to discuss your requirements.

  

 

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.

 

    Mission Bay with views out to Rangitoto Island, courtesy of aucklandnz.com

 

Mission Bay with views out to Rangitoto Island, courtesy of aucklandnz.com

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. 

 Auckland Museum courtesy of aucklandnz.com

Auckland Museum courtesy of aucklandnz.com

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.

Maori performance at the Auckland Museum

Take some photos of the gorgeous views of the city and hear about Auckland city’s history.

 Views from the top of Mount Eden, overlooking Auckland City.

Views from the top of Mount Eden, overlooking Auckland City.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Four hour tour

  • Departs and ends at any port or hotel within Auckland

  • Auckland Harbour & Viaduct

  • Paritai Drive

  • Mission Bay

  • 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