What To Expect
Start the tour by going on a visit to the Aotea Square, a famous paved public area which holds several cultural attractions including the Auckland Town Hall and the Waharoa Arch. After a brief introduction of the tour, your guide will begin to tour you around the inner city lanes and to two of the most popular tourist attractions in the area: the Kate Sheppard Memorial Fountain and the St. James Theatre.
Head over to the spectacular Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, a beautiful art gallery where you can find all sorts of art including Maori symbolism.
Make your way to Albert Park and pass by two impressive Maori sculptures along the way. Know about this park's exciting secrets from your witty guide. You will also know about the history of its transformation from Maori Pa to wartime barracks, and then to the beautiful garden that you can now visit.
Then, walk to the University of Auckland campus, a university best known for its collection of artifacts and the historic buildings that surround it. Pass by some historic sites such as the Old Choral Hall, antiquated merchant houses, and the barracks wall remnant. Arrive at the Waterloo Quadrant.
Next, visit a sacred Maori meeting house where your guide will tell you all about Maori architecture, their significance to contemporary New Zealand, and their cultural practices in the past.
Walk by the gardens of the Government House where you can find the local flora and fauna of the country. Head to Victoria Street where you will see an astounding view of the Sky Tower and the Albert Park entrance arch. The tour concludes at this area.
1.5-hour private walking tour
Maori arts and culture tour
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki visit
Kate Sheppard Memorial Fountain visit
Waharoa Arch visit
Waipapa Marae and Albert Park sculptures viewing
Auckland Merchant Houses sightseeing
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge.
This tour takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
A moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour. Approximately 2km of walking is involved at an easy walking pace. Seated breaks are provided.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 30 minutes
1 hour and 30 minutes