Length: 2 hours
Best suited: Years 7-13 and adult foreign language students
When: March to November - time to suit
Start point: Inside Britomart Train station (downtown Auckland) End Point: Aotea Square, Queen Street
Group size: A minimum commitment of 15 students, maximum 28 students with adequate adult supervision ratio required. To enquire about our school group concession and availability please enquire here Booking enquiries here
Our tour reveals Auckland's early Maori history, its European settlement and the city's cool urban spaces. Students will experience an entertaining introduction to Auckland's amazing history, and gain an appreciation for the city's unique features.
The ground we cover also includes:
- The Rainbow Warrior Memorial - the only act of international terrorism in New Zealand's waters (to date)
- Albert Park's military secrets
- The Women's Suffragette Movement
- Local legends including Kate Shepperd, Sir George Grey, and Jean Batten
- Auckland's geology and downtown land reclamation
- Significant civic buildings - the Auckland Art Gallery, Public Library, Aotea Centre and Town Hall.
The story telling is formulated specifically for the age group of the students. Guides present material in a friendly and conversational manner and use a portable speaker for amplification. Students are shown images along the tour and a chronological Auckland fact sheet can be provided prior to the trip.