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Auckland Harbour Bridge Tours and Activities

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Auckland Harbour Bridge
The Auckland Harbour Bridge is a landmark site on the city’s skyline. The 8-lane engineering marvel connects downtown Auckland with North Shore suburbs. Visitors can experience the bridge and the stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour from several vantage points: while driving over it, climbing it, or jumping off it.
 
The Basics
The 3,348-foot-long (1,020 meter) Auckland Harbour Bridge was built in 1959 to connect the central and northern parts of Auckland. Aside from its impressive steel construction, the views from it are perhaps its greatest attraction, with hundreds of sailboats on the twinkling waters below, views of the central Auckland skyline, and Rangitoto Island’s volcanic peak in the distance.
 
Many visitors will cross the bridge at some point during their travels in and around Auckland. While anyone (with a license) can drive over the bridge, pedestrians only have access via a guided tour. A fun way to see the bridge and the surrounding views is to book a bridge climbing tour, which takes visitors to the top arch and away from the traffic below. Or, enjoy a scenic harbor cruise and take in views of the bridge from the water.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tours to the bridge tend to fill up quickly in the peak season (summer), so book ahead.
  • To see the bridge from the water, catch a North Shore-bound ferry from downtown Auckland.
  • The bridge is quite exposed to the elements, so take plenty of layers and sunscreen if climbing the bridge.
 
How to Get There
The Auckland Harbour Bridge connects Saint Marys Bay on the Auckland city side to Northcote on the North Shore. To drive across, follow the road signs on State Highway 1 and the Auckland Northern Motorway. To catch a bus, get on a North Shore-bound bus from Central Auckland. For any other kind of access, your tour company will usually transfer you from a downtown location or agreed meeting point.
 
When to Get There
The bridge is open 24/7, except during roadwork, and can be drive at any time. It tends to get congested on weekdays during morning and evening rush hours. Guided tours giving pedestrian access generally run during normal working hours, excluding public holidays.
 
Bungy Jump Off the Harbour Bridge
If climbing the bridge seems a bit too tame, consider bungy jumping off it instead. The extreme sport was born in New Zealand, so there’s hardly a better place to try it. The bridge sits 143 feet (44 meters) above the water, and as you plunge toward it you can enjoy the views of the sea, city, islands, and hills in the distance.
Address: Northern Motorway, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Admission: Free
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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Take in the highlights of New Zealand’s largest city on this half-day tour of Auckland and benefit from an expert guide and small group size. Admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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Auckland City and West Coast Full Day Tour

Auckland City and West Coast Full Day Tour

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Discover the best of urban and rural New Zealand on this full-day Auckland city and West Coast tour. Travel by luxury vehicle through attractive districts such as Devonport, Titirangi, and Tamaki Drive, and admire colonial homes in Parnell. Check out views over the Waitakere Ranges and explore black sand beaches and dense rainforests, where pohutukawa trees thrive. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS

Full-Day: Auckland Scenic Tour- 8 HOURS

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Make the most of your time in Auckland with a small-group tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just one day. Snap photos of Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill; take in the views from Tamaki Drive and Mission Bay; explore vibrant neighborhoods like Ponsonby; and visit off-the-beaten-track attractions like Muriwai Beach, the Auckland Domain and Parnell.
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

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Enjoy time aboard a sailing yacht on Waitemata Harbour. Your Auckland cruise sets sail from Viaduct Harbour, passing the Auckland Bridge, Westhaven Marina, and Devonport while you listen to informative commentary on the sights. Relax as you take in the views or help the crew sail the vessel—it’s up to you.
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Auckland Hidden Gems Tour- A personalised introduction to Auckland

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Auckland Hidden Gems Tour- A personalised introduction to Auckland

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Step off the tourist trail and discover hidden corners of New Zealand’s largest city on this Auckland express bus tour. Travel with your guide to One Tree Hill, Mt. Eden Volcano, the Wintergardens, Parnell Village, and the historic Holt Trinity Church. Visit Bastion Point for panoramic views over Waitemata Harbour, delve into Auckland’s rich maritime history, see a working farm in action, and gain insight into the native Maori heritage for which New Zealand is famous.
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Auckland City Highlights, Afternoon Beach & Rainforest Tour

Auckland City Highlights, Afternoon Beach & Rainforest Tour

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Experience the highlights of Auckland on a city sightseeing tour in the morning combined with an afternoon wilderness experience in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Learn how Aucklanders live and play as you explore the City of Sails with an informative guide. Then discover native flora and fauna on a beach stroll and forest walk, including a glimpse of the North Island’s giant kauri trees.
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Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour

Half-Day Auckland City Guided Tour

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See the sights of Auckland on a 3-hour small-group shore excursion in the ‘City of Sails.’ A knowledgeable guide takes you by mini-coach across the Harbour Bridge to tour the city center. You’ll drive along Queen Street and the suburb of Ponsonby, take a stroll at Devonport’s Narrow Neck Beach, visit the Auckland Fish Market and see the city spread out before you from the summit of Mt Victoria. Numbers are limited to 18 people to ensure personalized attention.
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  • 3 hours
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

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Get a personalized introduction to Auckland’s most important sights on a half-day tour for your group of up to 11 people. Make the most of your time in Auckland with a convenient trip that includes round-trip hotel transfer from centrally-located Auckland hotels.
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  • 4 hours
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The Classic: our most popular electric bike tour of Auckland's Highlights

The Classic: our most popular electric bike tour of Auckland's Highlights

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Enjoy cycling around Auckland without all the effort in the hilly city, on an electric bike tour. Travelers with varying levels of fitness and cycling experience can ride together, making this a great family trip. You will be fitted with a headset so you can listen to your guide’s commentary as you cycle around the city and learn something new.
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Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower

Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower

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While your ship is in port in Auckland, combine sightseeing, a boat cruise and sky-high views from the Sky Tower so you can see the city from all angles. A professional guide points out popular attractions such as Quay Street, the Auckland Museum, and Dominion Parks and Gardens. You’ll visit the Tamaki waterfront and glide under the Harbour Bridge during your 90-minute cruise on Waitemata Harbour. This shore excursion shows you the many sides to Auckland, New Zealand’s premier city.
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Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour

Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour

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Focus your camera lens on Auckland at night during a photography tour with an expert photographer who serves as your guide. Begin with the vivid colors of sunset reflected in Waitemata Harbour. You’ll appreciate views of the city from Mt Victoria, Northcote and Auckland Harbour Bridge, then drive around the waterfront to see Mission Bay. Snap photos of colonial houses and St Mary's Church in Parnell, and learn to frame the illuminated Auckland War Memorial Museum just right.
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Shore Excursion Auckland Introduction Tour (3 Hours)

Shore Excursion Auckland Introduction Tour (3 Hours)

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Make the most of the little time you have on shore in Auckland with this concise tour that takes you all across Auckland. Rather than staying around the crowds in the central city, head out to spots like Bastion Point, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the Auckland landscape and the Hauraki Gulf. Visit landmarks like the Wintergardens and the Harbor Bridge and experience the full range of suburbs and green spaces in Auckland.
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Auckland City Small-Group Morning Discovery Tour

Auckland City Small-Group Morning Discovery Tour

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With limited time to explore Auckland, this morning discovery tour takes in all the highlights. Visit sights including The Domain, Waitemata Harbour, and Queen Street; cross the Harbour Bridge to the beaches of the North Shore, explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Devonport and Ponsonby, and take in the views from Mount Victoria.
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Auckland Lights - City Night Tour

Auckland Lights - City Night Tour

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Spend the evening in Auckland on this nighttime adventure exploring the city’s bright lights and sights. During the tour, catch views of the illuminated Auckland Harbour Bridge and head to the top of Maungawhau/Mount Eden for panoramic vistas of the city. The group size is limited to four travellers.
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Discover Auckland City - Highlights Tour

Discover Auckland City - Highlights Tour

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Known as the city of sails, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and certainly the busiest, discover this multicultural hub on a half-day Auckland city tour where we will take you around Auckland's popular spots including One Tree Hill, Bastion Point and Mount Eden, all great spots to see Auckland's skyline and harbour
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Auckland's City Tour & Kumeu Wine Country Includes Wine Tasting & Lunch

Auckland's City Tour & Kumeu Wine Country Includes Wine Tasting & Lunch

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Combine a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland with afternoon wine tasting on this full-day excursion, including a winery lunch. Travel by minivan with a professional guide past significant landmarks, appreciate the views over Auckland Harbour, and enjoy a beach stroll. Then savor wine at three award-winning North Island wineries in the Kumeu wine region. Numbers are limited to 18 people to ensure a memorable experience with like-minded wine lovers. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Auckland Sights Exclusive 4 Hour Luxury Day Tour

Auckland Sights Exclusive 4 Hour Luxury Day Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Auckland's most important sites on this 4-hour excursion with a dedicated guide. Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary, which can cover what interests you. Alternatively, follow a classic itinerary that features landmarks such as One Tree Hill, Devonport, Queen Street, Auckland Harbour Bridge, and others.
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Private Auckland City Tour for a small group of 3 travellers in a luxury sedan

Private Auckland City Tour for a small group of 3 travellers in a luxury sedan

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See All the attractions that Auckland City has to offer on this private tour for 1 to 3 guests. Enjoy each other’s company as you explore the parks and beaches that the locals frequently visit!
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Local Night Markets and Auckland's Amazing Night Lights

Local Night Markets and Auckland's Amazing Night Lights

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Benefit from a small-group experience of Auckland at night on a half-day tour that visits night markets, viewpoints, and other scenic destinations. Have time to enjoy the night market, watch the sunset from Mount Eden, and snap photos of the twinkling Harbour Bridge, and also check out the Auckland Domain, Mission Bay, and Wynyard Quarter. Your guide shares commentary along the way, and hotel transfers are provided.
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City Half Day Tour - The Land Of Volcanoes Auckland

City Half Day Tour - The Land Of Volcanoes Auckland

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Auckland is a beautiful city with many distinctive volcanoes that are part of the city and on the skyline. On this convenient half-day tour, with either morning or afternoon departures, your guide will take you to some of the best lookout points. You’ll learn about how Auckland developed around these volcanoes, and what they mean to the geology, culture, and history of New Zealand's biggest city.
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Auckland City Tour with Spanish guide

Auckland City Tour with Spanish guide

Our team lives in this amazing country for many years. We will give you a dynamic and entertaining perspective of its people, geography and culture. With modern and comfortable vehicles we tour the city of Auckland and the most attractive tourist circuits of the North Island. If you have a different travel plan or special requirements we can advise you by designing programs that fit different travel alternatives and budgets, including accommodation and attractions.
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Discover Auckland City Sightseeing (Day Tour)

Discover Auckland City Sightseeing (Day Tour)

We will take you to Auckland's most visited places. We will arrange flexible pick up for you. Travel you around according to your plan or to places listed in your package. No Rush Service until reasonable hours. You will be visiting Auckland in company's private vehicle. Driver / Guide will be traveling you around, Let him know if you have your plan for trip. Book now for Easy , Flexible & enjoyable tour (:
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