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Private Tours

A hosted city tour, team social outing, and enjoyable historical event all in one.

What has been referred to as the bohemian heart of Auckland, an area rich in history with a diverse community of artists, musicians, and creatives. Soak in culture, boutique and unusual cafés, 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. 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.

If you have a group of six or more and would like something easy for your next social event get in touch!

  • star rating  Really learned a lot even though I've lived in Auckland for 10 years. The tour was very relaxed and had a great atmosphere throughout. I loved the bars we visited… read more

    Kdog
    01/01/2021
  • star rating  Really enjoyed our evening learning about Auckland and New Zealand history while sipping on a beverage or two! Really novel way of getting to understand history and went to… read more

    mglensor
    01/12/2019
  • star rating  An amazing night, a definite must do not just for tourists but Aucklanders as well! Darcy is incredibly knowledgeable and knows all the best spots. I’m now looking at Auckland… read more

    Hayley McGregor
    01/01/2022
  • star rating  Darcy is awesome, so informative and an amazing tour, highly recommended 👌 We had thee best work staff doo. Totally would do this again!

    Lorraine McQuillan
    01/12/2020
  • star rating  Darcy is awesome, so informative and an amazing tour, highly recommended
    We had thee best work staff doo. Totally would do this again!

    KIWISPAN29
    11/12/2020

Get in contact for private, corporate, and team building tours.

    What Will You Learn On Your Tour?

    This is a 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.

    Things to Note

    • Please eat before you come.
    • Start Time: 2pm Finish Approx 4:30pm
    • 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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    Frequently
    asked questions

    The tour starts at 2pm and goes on till 4:30pm and after that you’re free to continue on retracing your steps or trying other tours.

    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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