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The Alternative Auckland Free Walking Tour

The alternative Auckland Free Walking Tour. Karangahape (K road) And Ponsonby an area's rich in history with a diverse communities of artists, musicians, and creatives. Soak in culture, boutique and unusual cafés, street art, and art galleries on a street where every door leads to something different. Walk past cabaret and karaoke bars, that are at the heart of Auckland’s rainbow community. Learn about out reach programs and changes. See murals that talk about our politics and history, along side street art, and sculptures. Be ready, it’s an experience.

This is a walking tour not to be missed if you are a visitor to Auckland or someone that has been here for their whole life.

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.

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ST Kevin's Arcade

About the Tour

This is a free walking tour style tour that combines street art and social history, we talk about pride and things that we could improve as Aucklanders, parts of our history that we are both proud of and parts that hurt. We talk about people’s perceptions of K RD and the name Karangahape, we talk about Ponsonby, Art and Culture and the rainbow that makes up Auckland. Prostitution and changes over time. We talk about our Polynesian communities, and about why New Zealand has a ban on nuclear weapons.

Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, cafes, don’t miss out on adding this tour to your time in Auckland.

What's Included?

  • Two and a half hour professionally hosted and guided tour.
  • Located at the top of Queen Street in Auckland
  • Stops and stories about New Zealand history
  • Recommendations of what to do on K Rd and Ponsonby Road

Things to Note

  • Please eat before you come.
  • Start Time: 10:30am or 2pm 
  • All are welcome we are inclusive
  • Traveling between stops is on foot so being comfortable is important.
  •  You will find us in St Keven’s Arcade With a Blue Umbrella  
  • Private bookings are always available.

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The tour starts at 2pm and goes on till 4:30pm and after that you’re free to continue on retracing your steps along the tour you ust did or try one of our other tours and do a full guided day exploring the city. 

We believe the best way to discover a city is with a local and on foot. 

We do food tasting tours, walking tours, and craft beer and wine tasting tours!

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. 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. The bonus for you is that his is an authentic experience.

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