Frequently Asked Questions


What days do you walk?

We walk everyday! Rain or shine our walks depart at 10am daily from the Queens Wharf Village.


Where does the  walk 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 start?

Our walk departs the meeting spot promptly at 10am. Arrive a few minutes before the departure time to ensure you leave enough time to locate your friendly guide.


How long is the walk?

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.


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.


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 you offer private walks?

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


Why are you free?

We really, truly are 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. We encourage all our happy customers to offer their guide a ‘koha’ (gift, donation, contribution) at the end of the walk.