Auckland Sights Free Walking Tour
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Explore Auckland's Sights
During this 2½-3 hour, easy-walking tour we will uncover the rich history, diverse culture, and iconic landmarks of New Zealand’s most popular city. Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will guide you through the central parts of Auckland, including its scenic gardens and landmark buildings before wandering down to the waterfront.
Along the way we’ll share stories about Auckland’s Māori beginnings and successive colonial development as well as interesting stories about what makes Auckland the city it is today. We’ll also cover things to see and do in Auckland especially those that are free, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
We've got Auckland covered
– Auckland’s Volcanic History
– Māori History
– Early settlement history
– Secret Tunnels
– Treaty of Waitangi
– Harbour Bridge
– Freyberg Place
– Auckland Viaduct
– Waitematā Harbour
– Britomart station
– Events & Transport
– Sky Tower
– Albert Park
– Women’s Vote Memorial
– Tepid Baths
– Emily Place
– Queen St Wharf
– Auckland Art Gallery
– Ferry Building
– Queen St
– Free things to do & see
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How are we free?
Our tours are offered on a “pay what you think it’s worth” model so people of any budget are able to turn up and enjoy the tour to discover and learn about our great city.
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At I'm Free we're all about
All I’m Free guides are experienced and knowledgeable locals who are excited to show you around their hometown.
We’re all about being real! Each of us will share with you our honest, local advice about where to explore, eat or drink. We are never paid to promote or advertise to you.
We will share with you the unique and quirky stories of our city as well as the history behind our main attractions.
We’re new to showing you around Auckland, so we’ll update this when we have some more feedback, but hopefully we’ll see you on a tour soon and you can let us know what you think.
Where to Meet
We currently require bookings so that we can manage numbers and guide availability.
Nope. Not due to weather, we walk rain, hail or shine!
We do however, take health seriously. In the unlikely event that your guide is at all unwell before the tour and we can’t replace the guide at short notice we may have reschedule. Equally if you’re not feeling well please let us know and we’ll be happy to reschedule your booking to another time when you’re feeling 100%.
The ‘Auckland Sights’ start point is Freyberg Square (on High St). Click here for Google Maps directions.
This tour ends near the The Lighthouse building on Queens wharf not far from the Ferry building and Auckland waterfront.
Yes. The ‘Auckland Sights’ tour is accessible to both pram and wheelchairs.
At the moment we only offer tours in English.
It can be tricky to find the group once they are under way.
That said we give 5 minutes for people to turn up late and then are at the start point for a few minutes after that.
From there we walk east through Chancery Square to Bacons Lane. We then head to Emily Place. The most direct way there is east (right) along Chancery St and then north (left) along Bankside St and east (right) along Shortland St. We then head south (right) along Princes St.
Thank you for thinking of others to create spaces for them to join.
If you need to cancel or change the date of your booking there is a link in your confirmation email that allows you to do that.
If you need to change the number of people in your booking get in touch and we can adjust it for you.