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 truly the gateway to New Zealand.
Auckland was built between two harbours and is surrounded by 48 volcanic cones all around the city.
Ezy Driver has a range of tours around Auckland, Choose from one of our suggested itinieries below or we customize your own tour to suit your timetable, budget and personal preference.
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, New Zealand's richest street, 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, ofAuckland 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, winter gardens and a stop off at the 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
Three hour tour
Departs and ends at Auckland Viaduct
Parnell Rose Gardens
Auckland Museum & Maori Performance
Mt Eden & One Tree Hill Scenic Views
Learn more about Auckland City History
Extend the 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.
Tour extension suggestions:
Travel North to view other gorgeous Auckland beaches & Matakana Village famous for its wine.
Travel West beyond the scenic bush & through the hills to experience the incredible black sand beaches of Piha & Bethell's, vineyard's at Kumeu.
Travel South & East into rural New Zealand for scenic views of farmland, the Manukau Head's Lighthouse, ice cream at the famous Pokeno township, quick fishing or regional park tour at Kaiaua bay.
Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Auckland
- Price from NZD $390.00
West Auckland Tours
Allow 4-6 hours
Rugged, scenic, vast & so very beautiful, West Auckland is a real New Zealand outdoors paradise full of adventure. From calming sightseeing to challenging activities, visiting West Auckland should be on everybody's Auckland itinerary.
Ezy Driver provides guided tours with West Auckland locals taking you on a journey encompassing some of the most unique and breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. From stunning black sand surf beaches, golden sand dunes & lakes surrounded by forest to challenging bush walks, waterfalls, vineyards, bird colony's, cafe's, art gallery's & more.
For specific West Auckland tour information & bookings visit: West Auckland Tours
Our vehicles & drivers
- Ex government luxury limousine sized sedans
- New luxury minibuses for small private groups up to 11 passengers
- Standard mid sized sedans for economical efficient transfers
- Any other vehicle from economy to exotic euro's upon request
All our vehicles are Wi-Fi enabled, have tinted windows, upgraded security systems, upgraded seating (minibuses) & DVD players (limo sized sedans)
Ezy Driver can supply multi-lingual speaking drivers & tour guides fluent in French, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese & Indian.