Hello Auckland Tour
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Corner of Queen & Galway Street, downtown.
City Hall of Auckland
This walking tour of 2.5 hours, is a tour for small groups of 8 people or less where you will walk approximately 4 km. The meeting point with your local guide is at Corner of Queen and Galway Street, downtown at 9:50 AM to depart at 10:00 AM. Your guide is a friendly Aucklander with special amulets that will reveal as you walk.
You will start the tour and your local guide will take you through the hidden alleys of the city, passing by local cafes, street art and boutiques, up to a Maori fortress and a park with a military secret. Along the way your guide will explain you about the Maori history of Auckland and its European colonization.
You will discover the impressive Auckland Art Gallery and Suffragette Square before taking the bus from the locals to tour the residential area. There you will go through a great recreational room and you can go through the shops of local owners.
Then you will take a tour through a valley full of birds (with a shameful past) will return you to the top of Queen St by the Auckland City Hall being this the end point, where your guide will offer you "Haere Ra" or a farewell. You can add the option of a later lunch to the excursion in a popular bistro in the city and your guide will accompany you to the restaurant.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (P/P)||49.00 (NZD)|
- Additional Lunch.
- 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.