Auckland Waterfront Sights and Bites Tour
November to April
Corner Queen and Galway Streets, Auckland 1010
This 3 hour walking tour is a tour for small groups of 8 people or less where you will walk approximately 3 km. The meeting point with your local guide is at Corner Queen and Galway Streets, Auckland 1010 at 12:50 PM to depart at 1:00 PM. Your local guide will guide you through the elegant Britomart district to the bustling docks of Auckland. You will explore the "City of sails" as you walk west towards the America Cup viaduct.
Along the way, you can hear the story of how the city evolved from a Maori battlefield and an antiquated colonial settlement to a cosmopolitan park by the sea and a large harbor. You will enjoy local tales while you walk in small fishing boats floating next to superyachts. You will observe how the fish is unloaded, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean and enjoy the best views of the city, on the Harbor Bridge and the Marina from a hidden vantage point. A walk through the Auckland fish market will reveal the catch of the day.
Then you will go to a popular bistro by the sea where you can interact more with your guide and other people. Here you can savor a selection of seafood such as squid dusted with aoli, prawns with garlic butter and fish and kiwi-style fries. Then, you can spend more time in this elegant area of bars and cafes facing the sea, or walk back to the city with the instructions of your guide.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (P/P)||95.00 (NZD)|
- Kiwi style seafood tasting.
- Proof of booking.
- Walking shoes.
- Rain jacket.
- Bottled water.
- Arrive on time.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are bookings essential - can I just turn up?
No sorry. Our walking tours require reservations, so we know to expect you, otherwise we might be off exploring the city ourselves! We can’t guarantee a tour will run that day without a prior booking for at least two people.
Do you provide tours in languages other than English?
At this stage our tours are English speaking only.
Do you cancel in wet weather?
No, as it rains often in Auckland so we tour rain or shine. We don’t cancel unless Aucklanders are advised to stay indoors! Please bring a jacket or umbrella. If it’s wet then we shelter. Aucky Walky reserves the right to cancel or delay the start of tours in the event of potentially dangerous weather.
Are your tours wheelchair or mobility scooter friendly?
The Waterfront tour certainly is. The Hello Auckland tour includes one short uphill climb, many flights of stairs and a short ride on a local bus. So please book a private tour if you require a wheelchair accessible or mobility scooter friendly tour route. We will look after you. Aucky Walky does not provide wheelchairs for tour-takers and cannot guarantee that all curbs will have compliant ramps.
Are the tours suitable for young children? Why don't you have child pricing?
Our open tours are best suited to school children aged 10 and up. Multiple stairs and a short ride on a local bus make it difficult to accommodate strollers and still keep to time. Our experience suggests young children may struggle to walk the tour distance. We do ask that if children get disruptive on a tour that a parent/guardian step away from the group until the child settles down. Given our small-group focus of 8 or fewer people, it's uneconomic to provide child concession rates. If you have young kids then please consider booking a private tour with us. We’d be happy to accommodate you and design a more playful experience.