Think you know Auckland? Think again. With such a huge variety of cultures, cuisines and characters making up Auckland City, there are often things we miss out on and don’t get to witness in their full glory. A great way to get around and see unmissable sights and take part in memorable events is by taking a tour. With such a mixed bag of tours taking place right here in Auckland, we have rounded up some of the best to book into this year.
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Chinese Food Tour
Everyone knows that Dominion Road is home to some of Auckland’s best Chinese food and dumplings this side of the city. However, with so much on offer it can be hard to get lost amongst the many eateries. Introducing, The Balmoral Dumplings And More Tour! Discover some of Dominion Road’s best dumpling delights and become a master of Chinese cuisine. Stopping at six different restaurants and three different shops, this organised walking tour is the kind of walking we are happy to participate in. Sign us up!
For more info and an honest review of this tasty tour, click here.
Craft Beer Walking Tour
Calling all beer lovers! There’s a craft beer walking tour in Auckland! Explore Auckland’s ever-growing beer scene and sample some of the best brewskis in the city. It’s a guaranteed afternoon full of hella good beers, good company and expert advice where you can learn about what really goes into creating a kick-ass pint of the good stuff all while tasting and supping as you do so. At your last pit stop, enjoy a free feed alongside your perfectly crafted, craft beer. Ummm, yes please!
For more info about booking onto this mighty fine tour, click here.
If walking ain’t yo thang but you still love supping on those beers, do not fear as Beercycle is here! Gather 15 of your most dedicated ale-drinking buddies, hire out one of the pedal-powered bikes and cycle your way around some of Auckland’s best drinking spots. Stopping off at around 3-5 destinations (depending on how fast you pedal!) you can enjoy exclusive discounts and a whole lotta attention as you make your way around the city.
Book your seat now and get ready to pedal!
Sunset Rangitoto Kayak Tour
Pop on a life vest, hop into a kayak and get ready for a whole lotta ‘ooo’s’ and ‘ahhh’s’ as you paddle your way to Rangitoto Island. On arrival, get ready for a one-hour trek to the summit where you will be rewarded with the best sunset that Auckland has to offer. If that’s not enough to tingle your senses, get ready to tingle your taste buds with a complimentary kiwi feast back at the water’s edge before making your way back using the city lights as your guide. Sounds dreamy, we know.
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Sandringham Spice Tour
If you like to branch out past a butter chicken and appreciate a good old, tongue tingling curry then this is the tour for you. Visiting six different Indian inspired eateries and three spice houses, you will get to sample and taste some of this suburbs best Indian grub. Learn the ins and outs of this cuisine, watch live demonstrations and be sure to leave full and extremely satisfied.
Auckland In The Afternoon
Take in the sights, history and, most importantly, the different tastes that Auckland city has to offer, on this relaxing and tasty afternoon tour. Enjoy a laid-back afternoon of exploring and sampling, whilst learning about our fantastic city. (We’re not bias we promise!) Stop off at some of the city’s finest eateries, (Giapo, we’re looking at you!) and sample some of the best grub that Auckland has to offer.
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Beware, this tour is not for the faint-hearted. If you can’t handle potential ghost sightings or paranormal goings on, then look away now. On this lantern-lit ghost tour of the city, you will learn about some of Auckland’s weirdest happening’s and scariest events. Prepare for a whole lotta spine tingling, hair raising and shrieking as you make your way through the darkest and most haunted Auckland spots.
Be brave and book on now.
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