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Discover Auckland & Kelly Tarltons

Sightseeing Coach Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Auckland

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Tour Itinerary

A comprehensive scenic tour which will introduce you to the sights of Auckland. See first hand why Auckland is known as the City of Sails as you enjoy a trip over the Harbour Bridge. Visit the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano whose summit offers excellent panoramic views of the city and harbours.

From this fantastic vantage point you will see evidence of Auckland’s volcanic history, the most significant being the youngest volcano of Rangitoto Island at the entrance to the Waitemata harbour.

The sightseeing tour also takes in the Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park which is situated on a 62,000 year old volcano. In addition to these natural features the city sights tour also takes in the trendy shopping area of Parnell Village with its historical buildings that have been transformed into boutiques, antique, craft and specialty shops.

Your tour will then take you to Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World (admission included in price) then along the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive before returning to Downtown.

Tour Highlights
  • Visit to Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World - Experience King and Gentoo Penguins then travel through the Underwater World and come face-to-face with giant stingrays and ferocious sharks!
  • Harbour Bridge
  • The American Express Viaduct – location of the last America’s Cup
  • Queen Street – Auckland’s main shopping and business district
  • Mount Eden – a dormant volcano whose summit offers panoramic views
  • Auckland Domain – the City’s oldest park
  • Parnell Village – one of Auckland’s trendy café and shopping areas
  • Tamaki Drive – scenic waterfront route.
  • Michael Savage Memorial – beautiful views of the Waitemata Harbour
Tour Inclusions
  • Price includes hotel pick-up and admissions
  • Luxury Coach Transport
Tour Departures
  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure & Return Details: SkyCity Travel Centre at 102 Hobson Street (near the Sky Tower), Auckland or from selected centrally located accomodations
  • Departure Time: 9:45am
  • Duration: 4 hours (approximate)
  • Closed: Christmas Day
Important Information
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.
General Information
  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Daily departing city sightseeing tours.
  • A modern fleet of luxury coaches specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand.
  • Glass roofed coaches on a number of tours.
  • Multi-lingual commentary
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off service from inner city hotels. Pick-up and drop-off details must be advised at the time of booking.
Tourism Industry Affiliations:
Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Transport Qualmark Enviro Silver    

Discover Auckland & Kelly Tarltons Reviews

Reviews from past clients of Relaxing Journeys. 3 Reviews. Average Rating 3.7 of 5.

  • 3More detailed instructions are needed to find the pickup point. We hiked up heartbreak Victoria St. Heavy going for seniors. Driver friendly but not the garden we expected to see. Kelly Tarltons was very good, driver polite and obliging.

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    - 16/02/2015
  • 4Really informative guide! This tour showed us lots of Auckland that we wouldn't have found otherwise and gave us a great overview of the city. The penguins at Kelly Tarltons were another highlight!

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    - 18/05/2014
  • 4When we arrived in Auckland, we called to confirm the tour as instructed. There was major confusion. First they could not find our reservation, then they changed our pickup point to across the street from the hotel. It worked out since it as not raining, but it was right at a homeless shelter and a vagrant actually kicked one of our suitcases into the street. Once we boarded the bus, we had a wonderful tour. We especially loved Kelly Tarlton's and could have spent more time there. The tour guide was informative and wonderfully cooperative. After the tour, he was to drop us off at the Hilton and we were going to walk to the ship with our luggage. As the traffic was not clogged up going to the ship, he actually voluntarily dropped us off right at the ship.

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    - 16/03/2013