Private, unforgettable, bespoke Auckland tours and experiences with a local guide expert in Auckland's sights and lifestyle.

Seen Auckland

Private Tours

Mudbrick Vineyard, Waiheke Island
Mudbrick Vineyard, Waiheke Island

Get an Aucklander's inside view of the city, its surrounds, and beyond.

"Spectacular rain-forest and beaches, glorious world-class Waiheke wineries, the historic chic Britomart, rich Māori heritage and history. Join me on a downtown culinary tour, or checkout the city's neighbourhoods, back-street dealer-galleries and boutiques - anything is possible".

Bill Hird, founder of Seen Auckland

Elliot Stables, Auckland City
Elliot Stables, Auckland City

Kia Ora, Welcome! I am a 5th generation kiwi, a NZ wine judge and foodie who wants to share my passion for Auckland; its sights, history, culture and lifestyle.

Get an Aucklander's inside view of the special places, sights and style; all that makes Auckland the vibrant city that it is.

We are a small tour company of passionate Auckland experts who will create and host your private Auckland experience. Often visits to Auckland city are short, and therefore should be sweet!

No matter what your length of time in the city, the aim of everything we do is to have the most fun day possible that encapsulates the best of Auckland.

I've lived in Auckland most of my life. My earliest memories of the city are as a child from the country. I was bewitched with the neon lights, the eccentricity and excitement of a big city; its sights, sounds and smells, its people making it happen. I still am. But now I am the person enjoying a good early morning coffee, checking out the latest vibrant café, spying new gallery openings, or taking a hike along a deserted black-sand beach.

I'm delighted to share these things I love most about this city and beyond, so that you can experience Auckland I like do. I have fun every day. Our guests have fun. What more could anyone want.

I love meeting guests from all over the world and look forward to meeting you,


Bill Hird

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Auckland, 'The City of Sails', is New Zealand's biggest and most vibrant city. Beautiful parks and beaches, grand historic buildings and inspiring contemporary architecture, superb food and wine, world-class fashion and art, and rich Māori and Polynesian culture. Auckland has it all.

We know the places we visit and the people behind them and want to share their stories.

As a traveller myself, my favourite experiences are always the ones where I feel like a local, meet local people and experience the way they live by doing the things they do - the things you are unlikely to find in a guidebook.

We want our guests to have that experience of Auckland.

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Piha Beach, West Auckland
Piha Beach, West Auckland

Lets Plan Your Private Tour

Get an Aucklander's inside view of the special places, sights and style; all that makes Auckland the vibrant city that it is. Anything is possible – contact us.

  1. Get in touch with our tour request form below, or call us directly. Tell us your specific needs and interests, or if you'd like, leave it completely to us to plan your private tour.

  2. Expect a quick response with a quotation and a tailored itinerary so that you maximise your time, and that we build you the perfect one-of-a-kind private tour.

  3. We now fine-tune any details if required. Final confirmation is made with your credit card payment, or a tour deposit if booking outside 30 days, before we look forward to seeing you in Auckland.