Guided tour

Auckland City Express Tour: 3-Hour Kiwi Experience

Auckland City Express Tour: 3-Hour Kiwi Experience

From US$ 60.38 per person

See the highlights of Auckland on 3-hour express tour as your guide takes you on an intimate Kiwi experience. Enjoy panoramic views from Mt. Eden, see the volcanoes, visit a working farm, and learn about Maori culture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide


  • Summit Mt Eden for spectacular 360-degree views of Auckland
  • Discover Maori and settler history atop One Tree Hill
  • Immerse yourself in colors and fragrances at Wintergardens
  • Uncover where Sir Edmund Hillary studied and was laid to rest
  • See New Zealand’s most expensive house
Full description
Embark on a city express tour for a personalised 3-hour experience. See twice as much in half the time as your local kiwi guides will show you what makes the city of Auckland so special.  Enjoy an intimate Kiwi experience as you discover Auckland’s eateries, volcanoes, visit a working farm, and explore beautiful gardens. Learn about Maori culture and settler history from your experienced guide. Gain local knowledge on the best of Auckland’s shopping, cuisine, and sights.  Your tour will take you up to Bastion Point to admire the beautiful harbor views. See some of the glamorous houses on Paratai Drive. Visit beautiful One Tree Hill and see a working farm. See fantastic Auckland views from the heights of the dormant Mt. Eden volcano. Visit the Auckland Domain and experience the exquisite Wintergardens. Drive through the historic Parnell village and see the historic Holy Trinity Church. Travel over the Auckland Harbor Bridge, enjoying Waitemata Harbor vistas. Encounter the Auckland’s maritime history at Viaduct Harbor.
  • 3-hour express city tour
  • Transportation by mini-bus
  • Experienced local kiwi guide
  • Engaging and informative commentary
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

    Select participants and date



    Meeting point

    Sky City Hotel entrance (Federal Street) at 9:50 AM. Please look for the green Toru Tours bus. Please ensure that you arrive at one of the meeting points 10-minutes prior.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Sunglasses

    Not allowed

    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • There is an optional short 10-minute walk to the top of Mt Eden
    • Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 104 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    A very relaxed and informative excursion, perhaps one of the best excursions my wife and I have experienced. Our guide Paul made the whole experience very personal, with some lovely stories and anecdotes. We learned much about the Maori culture and history of New Zealand. It was a great way to see Auckland in a short time, had great views from Mount Eden. The Winter Gardens were special, especially learning about the Silver Fern. My wife and I would thoroughly recommend this type of excursion.

    Read more

    February 10, 2020

    I had a great time on this guided tour. The guide, Paul, was awesome and quite knowledgable about the area and its history. The day was rainy and a little cool. However, I really did enjoy the ride around Auckland. The opportunity to get out at the Winter Garden and to walk up a dormant volcano was much appreciated. This was my first time to Auckland, and a quick stopover at that, so this tour was a great way to see a lot all at once. Thanks!

    Read more

    November 25, 2019

    This was simply a most rewarding experience, informative, tinged with a good understanding of Auckland and a warm guide to keep the show on the road. Came away having a better understanding of the city and it’s aspirations. . A pleasant opportunity with none of the hassle of self driving.

    November 1, 2019

    Organized by

    Product ID: 40170