With excellence as a standard and enjoyment as a prerequisite we will show that there is more than meets the eye when engaging with New Zealand, New Zealand history, and New Zealand nightlife.
We look to support local business, bars, craft breweries, and vineyards, the smaller the better. By supporting local we support local communities, small business, and New Zealand. This is about providing a more authentic and higher quality experience for our guests, as well as doing our part to build and improve local communities.
We support businesses that support historic buildings in Auckland city, by supporting these businesses we help to retain these buildings, we help to keep them alive and we help to keep them as part of Auckland. On the Tour we only visit bars that are in historic buildings. Auckland Historic Bar Tour is looking to grow to the point that we can support projects that repair, restore, and further promote our historic buildings.
We aim to be a registered carbon neutral business. Auckland Historic Bar Tour aims to rethink the way that traditional tours work, our stance is that simplicity is key. If we can rethink the way that we approach nightlife activities and the way we do things we can have a positive impact.
We want to show that traveling by foot and public transport is absolutely a viable option in Auckland City, and we can encourage our guests to get out and explore the city sustainably. We look to add value and within that value to teach not only about New Zealand and culture but also ways that our guests can interact and engage with our country in the most positive ways. The hope is that Auckland Historic Bar Tour is a fun introduction to the way that guests will experience the country.
The Treaty of Waitangi is one principle that provides a foundation for decision making for Auckland Historic Bar Tour, Auckland Historic Bar Tour looks to Te Tiriti to make sure that decisions that are made are made in line with Te Tiriti.
The Treaty of Waitangi principle calls for a delivery that:
Acknowledges Tangata Whenua
Acknowledges the Treaty of Waitangi principles
Acknowledges our nation’s bicultural foundations
Enables guests to acquire an introduction to Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.
We met Darcy for the shooting of a report we were doing for the french public television and we absolutely enjoyed every bit of the time we spent with him.… read more He took us to the most historical bars of Auckland, shared with us his huge knowledge on his country & his city and provided great information on the subject we were working on (the six O’ clock swill !). If you want to to get to know the story of the bars of the city, the story behind them, taste the best local beers and also learn a lot about New Zealand having great fun, he is the man you need ! Darcy is a great storyteller and a cool fellow and his tour is thrilling, original and full of humour. Highly recommended !
Great Saturday night activity!! I discovered a couple of cool bars where I will for sure return, tasty beers, and some amazing stories about New Zealand history. *Spoiler alert* … read more />
There’s a former prostitute and pirate woman, turned Disney princess!!
Lots of fun and learnt a lot about Auckland's early-ish history. Highly recommended as something worthwhile but different for both Aucklanders and visitors.
John S 01/05/2021
Such a great night out, Darcy was very knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed walking around and learning the history about places that I didnt know before and would usually… read more just walk on by. Liked the bars we went to as well and the craft beers we got to try. . The Auckland Histoic Bar tour is a must do for all..
An amazing night, a definite must do not just for tourists but Aucklanders as well! Darcy is incredibly knowledgeable and knows all the best spots. I’m now looking at Auckland… read more city in a completely new light and like a true nerd I’m now off to continue my learning and find out more facts!
Hayley McGregor 01/01/2022
Things to Note
Please eat before you come.
Start Time: 6:30pm . Return Approx 9:30pm
All are welcome but be aware that places are limited so you need to reserve your place.
Traveling between bars and stops is on foot so being comfortable is important.
If you have already booked and need the address of where we start it’s ‘Brew On Quay’ in Britomart. 102 Quay St, Auckland CBD.
Tour every Saturday but private bookings are available.
Remember that bars reserve the right not to serve customers who are intoxicated or underage, please be sure not to get too drunk.