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Auckland Free Walking Tours

The best way to get to know Auckland City is a walking tour!

Our centrally located tours are a great way to learn about and explore Auckland City. Let our team of passionate guides who each add their own flavours and stories to their tours to help you get to know the city like a local. Be entertained by unexpected stories, interesting anecdotes, and fun facts. A family friendly event that is great for people looking for an introduction to New Zealand, people who are looking for ideas to plan their trips, people looking to meet other travellers, a way of reflecting on travel around New Zealand, and even those that are local who feel like a day out. Best of all is you pay what you feel the tour is worth, you can’t get better value than that! Booking is essential so that we can make sure we have enough guides for the group on the day.

  • star rating  Our tour guide Catherine was so knowlegible and fun! We learned so much about Auckland and NZ history in a such a people friendly way. All thanks to her!
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  • star rating  Great Saturday night activity!! I discovered a couple of cool bars where I will for sure return, tasty beers, and some amazing stories about New Zealand history. *Spoiler alert*… read more

  • star rating  Great Wednesday night activity with wonderful beers at great locations with history to match them. Thanks

  • star rating  Really learned a lot even though I've lived in Auckland for 10 years. The tour was very relaxed and had a great atmosphere throughout. I loved the bars we visited… read more

  • star rating  Lots of fun and learnt a lot about Auckland’s early-ish history. Highly recommended as something worthwhile but different for both Aucklanders and visitors.

Booking Is Essential Start Times End Time Spots Available Restrictions Tour Day Meeting Point
For staff to arrive for the tour
Please check available times below
2 to 3 hours after tour starts
We have space as long as you book
You must be able to walk for 2 hours
Please check available times below
Queens Wharf next to the Ferry building.

About the Tour

Auckland Free Walking tours takes you on a walking tour around Downtown and central Auckland for between 2 and 3 hours. Some of the stories and facts are built into the tour and others come from the guides. Guides are encouraged to tell their stories and to make tours their own, so no two tours from different guides are exactly the same, just like no two people are the same.

You will see:

The Ferry Building,

The Train Station,

Street art,

Auckland’s first paved street,

The Sky Tower,

Women’s Suffrage Square,

The Auckland Art Galley,

Albert Park,

Auckland University,

And Auckland’s House of Parliament just to name a few stops!


What's Included?

  • 2 - 3 hour professionally hosted and guided tour.
  • Stories about Auckland
  • Located in the Auckland CBD
  • Stops and stories about New Zealand history, and culture from a local

Things to Note

  • Please bring water and comfortable foot wear 
  • Start Times: Change through out the year so make sure to book and check your email
  • All are welcome but be aware that we want you to have the best possible experience so you need to reserve your place.
  • Traveling between stops is on foot so being comfortable is important.
  • If you have already booked and need the address of where we start check the email titled  ‘Import Information About Your Free Walking Tour’ and meet us at the entrance to Queens Wharf and next to the Ferry building – Look out for the ‘Blue Umbrella’ 
  • Tour days change but private bookings are always available.
  • If you can’t book a tour it may be booked for a private booking please avoid disappointment and only arrive for tours you have booked.
  • Remember that staff are paid by your donations and generosity and there are few things in Auckland you can do for less than $30

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The tour starts at 6:30pm and goes on til 9:30pm and after that you’re free to continue on well into the night with your new found friends.

We talk predominantly about the history of alcohol in New Zealand, the first beer was brewed on March 27th 1773, we also talk about Auckland City and how it has grown and changed. New Zealand is a big country of drinkers and that has meant that there was a drink at almost all of our key moments in history. The fun thing about New Zealand is we can remember them… kind of.

If you are a group of 7 or more people and you would like to do a private Auckland tour we can organise that for you we can even be flexible about the time of day depending on what you are looking for and if there is a special occasion with enough warning we can even work on different content and stories for the tour. Just send a message and inquire and we can go from there.

For private tours it depends entirely on you. For our regular tours…Tours range in size but we wouldn’t have a tour bigger than 15 people. We are a small business and things week to week are never the same. Doing a tour with us means you are supporting an independent tour company, you are supporting local bars, and you are supporting local beers. The bonus for you is that his is an authentic tour.

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