Auckland Arts and Cultural Heritage Private Walking Tour

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What To Expect

Go on a private art and architecture tour of the historic city of Auckland and know more about its past from a knowledgeable guide. Learn about the Maori culture and art and its significance to the New Zealand (Aotearoa). Visit a vast amount of art places in the city such as the Auckland Art Gallery, Albert park, and the Waharoa Arch.


  • Visit Auckland's most popular arts and culture attractions

  • Know more about the city's artists and art scenes through your knowledgeable local tour guide

  • Discover the city's popular art scenes such as the Waharoa Arch, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and the antiquated merchant houses


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Meeting Point:
Aotea Square
1 hour and 30 minutes
daily at 10:30 AM
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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

  • Local guide

  • 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

  • Historic Pa Sites tour


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • 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.

  • This tour is not recommended for tourists in wheelchairs or with walking disabilities due to uneven surfaces.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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