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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 the best introduction to Auckland City. Get recommendations on the best things to do while being entertained by unexpected stories, and fun facts.
Let our team of passionate guides who each add their own flavours to their tours help you get to know the city.
A family friendly event that is a great start to discovering Auckland, a great first stop in New Zealand, perfect for people who are looking for what to do next, a way of reflecting on travel around New Zealand, and even for those that are local.
Best of all you pay what you feel the tour is worth at the end, 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  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.

  • star rating  We did this during the holidays with our work team and it was fabulous! We did not just taste some of the best beer out there but our guide was… read more

  • star rating  I’ve lived in Auckland for 4 1/2 years and I learnt more on this tour than I have the whole time I’ve been here! The selection of bars we went… read more

  • star rating  Fantastic experience, the tour guide had a wealth of knowledge and expertly guided us from place to place with fascinating stories and historical a

  • star rating  What a wonderful couple of hours spent on Saturday morning exploring downtown Auckland with our fabulous guide Sarah from Auckland Free Walking Tours. To think we have walked… read more

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
Between 2 and 2 and a half 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 2 and a half 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, comfortable foot wear, and dress for he weather 
  • Start Times: Change throughout the year so make sure to book and check your email
  • All are welcome, so 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.
  • 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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