Auckland
Day tours

Experience Auckland.

Seen Auckland – Landmarks signature tours of Auckland and surrounds.

‘The City of Sails’, Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest and most vibrant city. Beautiful parks, grand historic buildings, inspiring contemporary architecture, superb food and wine, world-class fashion and art, and a rich Maori & Polynesian culture.

Auckland, Tamaki Makaurau, has it all.

It’s hard to imagine a more geographically blessed city. Its two harbours frame a narrow isthmus punctuated by volcanic cones and surrounded by fertile farmland. From any of its numerous vantage points you’ll be surprised how close the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean come to kissing and forming a new island."
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All tours are private.

1 to 12 guests.

Minimum duration is 4 hours – see tours for details.

Luxury, unbranded vehicles.

Choose from the options listed or let us know your interests and we will create a special itinerary for you. 

Itineraries

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Get an insider’s view of Auckland, its surrounds, and beyond.

“Spectacular rain-forest and beaches, glorious world-class Waiheke wineries, the historic chic Britomart, rich Maori heritage and history. Join me on a downtown culinary tour, or check out the city’s neighbourhoods, back-street dealer-galleries and boutiques – anything is possible”

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Home for the second time to the coveted America’s Cup in 2021, the Viaduct Harbour, with it’s restaurants, bars, cafés and superyachts, is just one of the many exciting inner-city precincts to explore.

Within in a short drive or even walk form the city there are an exciting range of neighbourhoods, each with its own character and charm.

From the eclectic and creative hubs of K’ Road and Ponsonby, indisputably Auckland’s hippest spot of dinning, bars, fashion, art and cafe’s, to the boutique shopping and art gallery village of Parnell, Auckland’s old suburb which is home to some of Auckland’s most beautiful houses.

Duration – Minimum 4 hours

50 mins west of the city is where the beautiful Waitakere Ranges and rugged Tasman Sea surf beaches take centre stage.

One of the favourite destinations in the area are rugged, windswept black sands of Karekare Beach – this is where the famous arrival scenes from the classic film, The Piano, were filmed. Or the surfie hangout of Piha Beach, New Zealand’s most famous surf beach with its iconic Lion Rock. 

West Auckland is also home to vineyards producing world-class chardonnay and other award-winning wines. 

Duration – Minimum 4 hours, ideal 6+

Less than 1 hours drive north across the Auckland Harbour bridge is Matakana.

Close to a myriad of stunning east coast beaches, Matakana is foodie heaven – an indulgent setting for wine and food, art and nature lovers.

Lush vineyards, sculpture parks, art galleries, craft breweries and beautiful white-sand beaches make for an unforgettable day.

Duration – Minimum 6 hours

A food and wine lovers paradise. Waiheke Island is the perfect option for day trip, overnighter or longer.

The Hauraki Gulf’s largest island is just 19km (12 miles) off the coast of Auckland, 40 mins by ferry or 10 mins by helicopter.

Duration – Minimum 4 – 6 hours depending on transport to Waiheke.

Named by Maori ‘cascading waters’, Waiheke Island’s unique warm maritime climate is home to some of New Zealand’s finest Bordeaux and Rhone style red wines.

Here you can be exclusively one-on-one with winemakers and viticulturists to taste and understand why the unique Waiheke terroir, ‘vines + soil + climate’, makes for exceptional wines to excite all tastes.

1 to 3 Guests – $175.00 per hour

4 to 6 Guests – $195.00 per hour

7 to 10 Guests – $245.00 per hour

All prices in NZD and include GST.
Include mineral water and snacks.
Meals additional and entry fees additional.

Waiheke Island
Additional costs apply depending on the transportation used on this tour.

YOUR HOST

Kia ora, welcome! I’m a 5th generation kiwi, a New Zealand wine judge and foodie who wants to share my passion for Auckland; its sights, history, culture, and lifestyle.

I’ve lived in Auckland most of my life and are delighted to share the things I love most about this city and beyond so that you can experience Auckland as I do.

No matter what your length of time in the city, the aim of everything we do is for you to have the most fun day possible that encapsulates the best of Auckland. 

Bill Hird, Landmarks Founder & Guide

Let the adventure begin