Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the Auckland Free Walking Tour leave from?

Our walk leaves from the Queens Wharf Village (89 Quay Street). Your guide will be waiting just inside the big red fence when you enter the area from Quay Street. Look out for your Auckland Free Walking Tour guide, holding a bright blue Auckland Free Walking Tours umbrella.

When does the Auckland Free Walking Tour start?

Our walk departs the meeting spot promptly at 10am daily—and we’re walking rain or shine. Arrive a few minutes before 10am to ensure you leave enough time to locate your friendly guide.

How long is the Auckland Free Walking Tour?

Our walk runs between 2.5 and 3 hours depending on the size of the group, including a quick break for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. The tour will be done each day by 1pm at the latest.

What if I’m not a walker?

Our walk is an easy wander through the city and is suitable for people of all ages and all fitness levels. The entire walk spans about three kilometres and includes plenty of stops along the way.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water (there’ll be opportunities to fill up on the way), and sunscreen.

Do I need to book?

Bookings aren’t necessary, but feel free to book now if you want to secure a spot on our walk.

Can I book a private tour?

Yes, we can do private tours. Please contact us directly for more information on private, corporate or large group tours.

Why are you free?

Auckland Free Walking Tours (AFWT) is really, truly a social enterprise, which means we really, truly do this because we’re just that passionate about showing visitors our weird and wonderful city. That is what inspired the creation of AFWT, and that is what our motivation will always be.

But we do also live in the real world, with real running costs. To make these ends meet, we encourage all our happy customers to offer their guide a ‘koha’ (gift, donation, contribution) at the end of the walk.

Where does my ‘koha’ go?

Your koha will go directly back into our collective, so that we can compensate our awesome guides for their time and knowledge, and pay for boring but necessary costs like marketing and printing.