Auckland Waterfront Sights and Bites Tour

Explore Auckland's vibrant Harbourside on this small-group 'City of Sails' walking tour. Discover North Wharf, coastal art, the Fish Market and picture-perfect views of the Shore, Harbour Bridge and Westhaven Marina. Enjoy a selection of Kiwi-style seafood at a waterfront restaurant and soak up the views from your reserved table. This popular tour runs in summer from November to April.

Duration

2.5 - 3 hours

(We walk approx 2-3 km. Please allow 30 minutes before your next scheduled activity.)

Price

NZD $95pp

Price incl food, maximum group size of 10.

Departure

1:00 pm

(Meet your guide at 12.50pm)

Meet at

Corner Queen and Galway Streets, Auckland 1010

(Outside downtown McDonalds. Look for your guide with an Aucky Walky sign.)

Your small-group tour starts downtown on Queen Street. Your local guide will lead you through the stylish Britomart precinct towards Auckland’s bustling wharves.  Explore the 'City of Sails' as you wander west towards the America’s Cup Viaduct.

Along the way you'll hear how the city evolved from a Maori battleground and shabby colonial outpost into a cosmopolitan seaside playground and major port. 

Enjoy local tales and singing sculptures as you stroll past little fishing boats bobbing beside super yachts. Watch fish being unloaded, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean and soak up the best views of the city, Harbour Bridge and Marina from a hidden viewing deck. A walk through Auckland’s Fish Market reveals the catch of the day.

Your afternoon tour destination is a popular waterfront bistro to mingle with your guide and fellow guests. Here you'll savor a selection of seafood tapas like dusted squid with aoli, prawns in chilli-garlic butter and Kiwi-style fish and chips. Afterwards linger longer in this stylish precinct of waterfront bars and cafes, or stroll back to town with directions from your guide. 

This ‘must do’ Auckland experience combines Kiwi culture, history and local cuisine with panoramic seaviews. 

Tour highlights

  • Local Kiwi Guide
  • Small Group - 10 maximum
  • Seafood tapas at tour end
  • Māori and colonial history
  • Flagstaff Rock 
  • America's Cup Viaduct
  • Wynyard Drawbridge
  • Auckland Fish Market
  • Harbour and Marina views
  • Coastal Art

TOUR NOTES

GROUP SIZE:  Minimum booking is 2 people at check-out. Tour requires 4 people to proceed. Group maximum is 10 people. If you require a single reservation please email us here. Please include desired date.

DIETARY NEEDS: We can cater for gluten-free if advance notice is given. Tour is unsuitable for guests with seafood allergies.

FOOD INCLUDED: Seafood and sides will be served tapas-style at the end of the walk. We suggest you eat a small lunch or snack prior to joining us. Table water is served, other beverages are extra. 

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL: So our guide is there to welcome you. We require 1 days notice for this tour to proceed. If you arrive and wish to book a tour the next day then please contact us here.  We're really keen to show you around!

BRING:  Proof of booking, walking shoes, a sun hat, sunscreen, rain jacket and bottled water. 

ACCESSIBILITY: The tour is less than 3km on an easy flat route and is suitable for wheelchairs. 

DEPARTURE: 1pm start. Meet outside the downtown McDonalds at the corner of Queen & Galway Street.  We leave on time.

LOOK FOR:  Your guide will be carrying an Aucky Walky sign and wearing a smile. 

BAD WEATHER?  Aucky Walky tours rain or shine. All part of the fun.

REFUND POLICY? We understand travel plans change. If you need to postpone, we will try to book you onto another tour date. However cancellations made within 2 days (48 hours) of the tour or no shows on tour day will not be refunded. See our Terms & Conditions here.