What you'll do
This walking route will take us through many sites I and other locals visit regularly. We'll walk through significant neighbourhoods throughout the tour. The conversation can be guided by you but topics I love talking about include the diversity of New Zealand, societal issues, the niches of Auckland, and what it's like to actually live in Auckland as a local. Think of it like being shown around a city when visiting a friend. I'll take you to all my favourite places and along the way point out all kinds of landmarks, shops, restaurants and activities. I want you to leave the tour feeling like you know what it would be like to be a local yourself, rather than just leaving Auckland with the same tourist experiences as everyone else. Along the way we'll stop in for lunch and coffee or a snack, and I can take photos of you/your group at beautiful sites. Bring some cash or cards for coffee and lunch or a snack. We'll finish at the beautiful domain wintergardens, and Auckland museum where there is plenty more for you to continue exploring for the afternoon if you wish. It involves about 12km (14000 steps) of walking so be prepared! It is mostly on the flat. If weather is bad I will try to move the tour one day forward or backwards but if this is not possible I may need to cancel (infrequently) as the walking tour is very exposed.
I'm a local who has lived and breathed the food and hiking scene in Auckland for 10 years. I work in the hospital full time and spend my time away from work exploring the beautiful city that I live in. I've done almost every hike in New Zealand, and can offer great tips for the rest of your trip. I've been to many many restaurants and cafes in Auckland, and can prime you on the available options there too.
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Where you'll be
- City works depot - Victoria Park - A coffee spot - Westhaven Marina - Ponsonby - A lunch or snack spot - K Road - The Domain Wintergarden - Finishing at Auckland Museum
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Please dress for a lot of walking! There will be one hill to walk up. The entire walk is about 10km (14,000 steps) We will stop frequently but you need to be able to walk for several hours around the city. Bring a raincoat and sunglasses.
Walk through Auckland like a local