Rudyard Kipling described Auckland as ‘Last. Loneliest. Loveliest. Exquisite. Apart.’ This walking tour introduces people to one of the world’s most unique cities, which the indigenous Maori called Tamaki Makau rau ‘ - the place loved by many.’ Starting at the harbourside we walk uptown, exploring the historical narrative contained within the central city valley. We encounter insights into natural history, pre-European and colonial settlement through the cityscape, its geography, architecture, and public art.
This tour is extremely popular with both domestic and international travellers, and with educational groups at all levels, and can be tailored to fit many needs.
What to bring
Please dress appropriately for the weather, it's often changeable – Auckland is built on an isthmus between two large bodies of ocean and can experience four seasons in one day.
Bring a hat, water, sunscreen and an umbrella can be useful rain or shine!
Start Point: Outside 2 Queen Street, Auckland City Centre (the ICBC Bank corner), Queen Elizabeth Square, Auckland CBD.