When your ship pulls into port, meet your guide at the cruise terminal to begin your Auckland shore excursion. You’ll experience the North Island’s largest city from multiple perspectives: from the ground up, from Waitemata Harbour and from the top of the Sky Tower.
Begin your sightseeing with a driving tour through Auckland. View key spots like Queen Street, Auckland University, Auckland Museum, Quay Street, and Dominion Parks and Gardens. Along scenic Tamaki Drive, your guide follows the waterfront route past sandy beaches with sparkling views of Auckland’s two island-dotted harbors.
From here, you’re transferred to the 1,075-foot (328-meter) Sky Tower — the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. From the sky-high observation deck, soak up the Auckland cityscape and harbor views, and discover the city’s history via audiovisual displays.
Once you come down from the Tower you are transferred down to Pier 2B and at 1.30pm embark on a 90-minute cruise. Coast under the Harbour Bridge and see the volcanic cone of Rangitoto Island, one of the dormant remains among 49 surrounding volcanoes. You’ll see Devonport and Westhaven Marina, then enjoy tea or coffee and a muffin before returning to the Ferry Terminal.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.