Auckland City Tour Excursion Reviews

Whether on a guided tour or exploring on your own, both are great ways to see Auckland - New Zealand's most populous and diverse city, boasting of picturesque beauty and a myriad of cultures.
David, our guide, was the best!
David, our guide, was the best! So knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. He made accomodations for us so we could make our flight home. We missed a bit of the tour but saw so much of Auckland and learned so much we didn't mind. ... Read More
David, our guide, was the best! So knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. He made accomodations for us so we could make our flight home. We missed a bit of the tour but saw so much of Auckland and learned so much we didn't mind. Auckland is huge and we saw everything from black sand beaches to volcanos, the city, suburbs, and everything in between. The van was comfortable and we were able to walk around and take all the pictures we wanted. We would highly recommend this operator for a day tour of Auckland! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Interesting but average.
Interesting but average. Saw the city and was tol4 45 minute stop at vantage point of harbour, when whole bus rebelled and said No we stayed 15 minutes and he had then obviously been told to drive us over the bridge and back
Interesting but average. Saw the city and was tol4 45 minute stop at vantage point of harbour, when whole bus rebelled and said No we stayed 15 minutes and he had then obviously been told to drive us over the bridge and back Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Auckland Highlights bus tour.
Auckland Highlights bus tour. 1.5 hours for $55. Considering the number of passengers, I would say it is a nice little earner!
Auckland Highlights bus tour. 1.5 hours for $55. Considering the number of passengers, I would say it is a nice little earner! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Able to travel along the waterfront towards Mission Bay, and discover a beautiful white-sand beach.
Able to travel along the waterfront towards Mission Bay, and discover a beautiful white-sand beach. Headed up to Bastion Point, located on the west end of the Mission Bay. Went to the Village of Parnell. Browsed the boutiques, visited the ... Read More
Able to travel along the waterfront towards Mission Bay, and discover a beautiful white-sand beach. Headed up to Bastion Point, located on the west end of the Mission Bay. Went to the Village of Parnell. Browsed the boutiques, visited the Rose Gardens. Saw the Wintergardens in the Auckland Domain and walked around the War Memorial Museum Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Auckland City of Sails Included Tour drove through the CBD and pointed out some local companies ...
The Auckland City of Sails Included Tour drove through the CBD and pointed out some local companies , such as Air New Zealand. and City Bridge and then over the Auckland City Bridge and then to Michael Joseph Savage Park with sweeping ... Read More
The Auckland City of Sails Included Tour drove through the CBD and pointed out some local companies , such as Air New Zealand. and City Bridge and then over the Auckland City Bridge and then to Michael Joseph Savage Park with sweeping views of the city and further off the coast from the harbour. Drove around some of the areas of the city, including Parnell and through the park called the Domain, where sits the Auckland Museum. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The price for the HOHO bus ($45 pp) I feel is a rip-off as it is one of the worst organised ...
The price for the HOHO bus ($45 pp) I feel is a rip-off as it is one of the worst organised services of it’s kind I have encountered. Half of the bus trip was spent waiting for passengers to fill whatever seats happened to be empty ... Read More
The price for the HOHO bus ($45 pp) I feel is a rip-off as it is one of the worst organised services of it’s kind I have encountered. Half of the bus trip was spent waiting for passengers to fill whatever seats happened to be empty (no standing allowed apparently), having to do this as they negotiated the steps on the double-decker bus without tripping over prams etc which were stored in the aisles and exit off the bus! What a schemozzle! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Auckland has a beautiful harbor and lots of extinct volcanoes.
Auckland has a beautiful harbor and lots of extinct volcanoes. Interesting place to tour.
Auckland has a beautiful harbor and lots of extinct volcanoes. Interesting place to tour. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
we were there very early in the day - a lot was closed.
we were there very early in the day - a lot was closed. they dont seem as toursit friendly as most of the other new zealand stops. no classic picture stops. walking tour was good.
we were there very early in the day - a lot was closed. they dont seem as toursit friendly as most of the other new zealand stops. no classic picture stops. walking tour was good. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Auckland is a awesome city.
Auckland is a awesome city. It is sunny and a bit windy but just a beautiful city.
Auckland is a awesome city. It is sunny and a bit windy but just a beautiful city. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Coach drive around parts of Auckland.
Coach drive around parts of Auckland. Very informative driver which made the excursion worthwhile
Coach drive around parts of Auckland. Very informative driver which made the excursion worthwhile Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A bit over a half day tour which allows you to see the views of Devonport, including the Peninsula.
A bit over a half day tour which allows you to see the views of Devonport, including the Peninsula. See the art-deco architecture and more in the historical village. There are plenty of opportunities for photo stops, including Mount ... Read More
A bit over a half day tour which allows you to see the views of Devonport, including the Peninsula. See the art-deco architecture and more in the historical village. There are plenty of opportunities for photo stops, including Mount Victoria and North Head where the magnificent panoramas of the Hauraki Gulf, Takapuna Region and Rangitoto Island can be admired. Devonport is most noted for its timber colonial architecture, glass art gallery, and confectioners. Return to Auckland via the ferry at your own discretion. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises Australia
The tour showed us the city of Auckland including a rose garden, a ride around the port and to a ...
The tour showed us the city of Auckland including a rose garden, a ride around the port and to a volcanic peak. Rain dampened the peak view but the scenery was excellent. The driver/guide could have done a better jo explaining the area.
The tour showed us the city of Auckland including a rose garden, a ride around the port and to a volcanic peak. Rain dampened the peak view but the scenery was excellent. The driver/guide could have done a better jo explaining the area. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Average -The tour included two “on your own” stops.
Average -The tour included two “on your own” stops. The first to the Parnell Rose Gardens and the second to the Wintergardens of Auckland were both too long. Unfortunately the Rose Gardens had been hit hard by previous heavy rains ... Read More
Average -The tour included two “on your own” stops. The first to the Parnell Rose Gardens and the second to the Wintergardens of Auckland were both too long. Unfortunately the Rose Gardens had been hit hard by previous heavy rains that did significant damage to the blooms. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The hop on hop off bus trip was a great way to spend the day.
The hop on hop off bus trip was a great way to spend the day. We got on at the Skypoint tower and then spent a lot of time at the museum. The bus had its own wifi and if you sit up the front or back, you can charge your phone. I'm ... Read More
The hop on hop off bus trip was a great way to spend the day. We got on at the Skypoint tower and then spent a lot of time at the museum. The bus had its own wifi and if you sit up the front or back, you can charge your phone. I'm impressed NZ. Leaving Auckland is a good view, on deck. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Did the hop on and hop off city tour was fantastic and the information was brilliant
Did the hop on and hop off city tour was fantastic and the information was brilliant
Did the hop on and hop off city tour was fantastic and the information was brilliant Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Two of us jumped off the coach half-way thru and shared a taxi back into the city centre to try and ...
Two of us jumped off the coach half-way thru and shared a taxi back into the city centre to try and save what was left of the day ashore. Best decision we made as the downtown core was more interesting to wander around on one's own ... Read More
Two of us jumped off the coach half-way thru and shared a taxi back into the city centre to try and save what was left of the day ashore. Best decision we made as the downtown core was more interesting to wander around on one's own than the neighbourhood offered by the coach tour. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A lot jam packed into this excursion!
A lot jam packed into this excursion! A short harbor cruise on a sailing yacht, city tour and Kelly Tarleton's aquarium. We would have preferred the Sky Tower to the aquarium.
A lot jam packed into this excursion! A short harbor cruise on a sailing yacht, city tour and Kelly Tarleton's aquarium. We would have preferred the Sky Tower to the aquarium. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We walked and shopped and walked and drank and walked and ate and drank again.
We walked and shopped and walked and drank and walked and ate and drank again. Beaut weather in the harbour city. Avoided the ship based excursions as we did not want to spend hours on a bus nor pay double the dough for the tours. Live ... Read More
We walked and shopped and walked and drank and walked and ate and drank again. Beaut weather in the harbour city. Avoided the ship based excursions as we did not want to spend hours on a bus nor pay double the dough for the tours. Live music in the middle of the day. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour was most interesting.
This tour was most interesting. We saw parts of Auckland that we've never seen before, from the Prime Minister's residence to the harbor, the shopping area, the university district and so on. Well worth doing -- especially for ... Read More
This tour was most interesting. We saw parts of Auckland that we've never seen before, from the Prime Minister's residence to the harbor, the shopping area, the university district and so on. Well worth doing -- especially for those who are not so mobile! Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Jim Archer was waiting for us at the dock with a small comfortable van.
Jim Archer was waiting for us at the dock with a small comfortable van. He drove the group to many places around Auckland, giving us a description of the sights and local culture. Many places had spectacular views of the bay and the city. ... Read More
Jim Archer was waiting for us at the dock with a small comfortable van. He drove the group to many places around Auckland, giving us a description of the sights and local culture. Many places had spectacular views of the bay and the city. We went across the harbour bridge to Devonport, where we had over an hour to get some lunch and look around. This was a good introduction to Auckland in a short space of time. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a Hop on and off Tour which we picked up outside the cruise port exchanged voucher for ...
This was a Hop on and off Tour which we picked up outside the cruise port exchanged voucher for tickets we visited Mount Bastion great views changed bus route at Museum and visited Mount Eden even better views over the city. Then we got ... Read More
This was a Hop on and off Tour which we picked up outside the cruise port exchanged voucher for tickets we visited Mount Bastion great views changed bus route at Museum and visited Mount Eden even better views over the city. Then we got off at the Tower did this also good views also and walked back to ship, enjoyed the places we visited but b Not keen on the city,found it dirty a lot of rubbish in the streets also a lot of beggars. The only place we came across them. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider:
Was good but went too fast- great city though- much nicer than expected.
Was good but went too fast- great city though- much nicer than expected.
Was good but went too fast- great city though- much nicer than expected. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a city tour and visit to the Auckland Museum with a Maori cultural performance.
This was a city tour and visit to the Auckland Museum with a Maori cultural performance. As it rained much of the day, this turned out to be a wise choice. The ship's tour cost not much more than doing the Hop On Hop Off bus and ... Read More
This was a city tour and visit to the Auckland Museum with a Maori cultural performance. As it rained much of the day, this turned out to be a wise choice. The ship's tour cost not much more than doing the Hop On Hop Off bus and museum admission. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour was excellent.
The tour was excellent. We visited the War Memorial Museum and had a docent-led tour. It was wonderful. The driver took us through many neighbourhoods and provided commentary all along the route. Although it was a rainy day, we had a most ... Read More
The tour was excellent. We visited the War Memorial Museum and had a docent-led tour. It was wonderful. The driver took us through many neighbourhoods and provided commentary all along the route. Although it was a rainy day, we had a most enjoyable time. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great all day tour, would differently do this tour again
Great all day tour, would differently do this tour again
Great all day tour, would differently do this tour again Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises