Auckland Walks. Telling the stories of Auckland. Guided tours of the city by experienced guides. An entertaining discovery experience and alternative visitor activity. Ideal for groups, associates and partner programs.
"I had no idea the place was so interesting," was the response of Mrs Betty French after she had experienced her inner city walk.
Since 2006, the guides of Auckland Walks have been leading domestic and overseas groups through the inner city, telling the stories of Auckland. Nearly a thousand years of human history provide a rich backdrop. Your guides, many with extensive international experience, describe stories of origin, natural and social history, pre-European and colonial settlement. They will explain public art and the architecture of the cityscape, as well as offer insights into Auckland and its diverse community, culture and services as only locals can.
We start at the beginning, at the seashore, before making our way through the lower city to Vulcan Lane. We meander through the back streets and into Albert Park and explore the gardens and grounds of Auckland University. We visit Old Government House, and admire a superb example of New Zealand Gothic architecture, before descending down Shortland Street to finish.
We walk uphill and up some steps on occasions. The tour lasts 2 hours and is suitable for all but the disabled.
Our Inner City walk is the most popular, but is only one option. Auckland Walks has the capacity to build a variety of special interest walking tours, based on the skills of its guides, most of whom have degrees in history, art history or architecture, for example. Tea at Braemar, Art and Architecture, Maori and Polynesian Art, Devonport or the Waterfront are some of the walking options. Minimum numbers apply.
Our experience includes inbound cruise groups, corporates, Alumni groups and sports groups among others - groups large and small. During the Rugby World Cup, Auckland walks hosted 1500 fans over several days. Twelve guides hosted 500 fans on one day, and 700 over one weekend, all in groups of 25 persons.
It would be our pleasure to host your conference participants, associates and their partners during their stay in our beautiful city. All our guests leave with a clear understanding of the meaning of Tamaki Makarau - a "Land loved by Many."
"Attentive, fun and generous. Opened your city's fascinating culture and helped me comprehend it in a world context." Mr Paul Dyson, London UK.
- Distance from airport: 23km
- Walking distance to nearest parking: 5 minutes from Downtown Carpark; 5 minutes from Britomart Carpark
- Distance from CBD: Based in CBD
Amenities and services
- Internationally experienced guides
- Telling the stories of Auckland
- An entertaining discovery activity
- Eco friendly.
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