Colin McCahon's house in Titirangi is included in White Glove's West Auckland tour Colin McCahon's house in Titirangi is included in White Glove's West Auckland tour

Local curiosity fits like glove

A tour operation which specialises in revealing hidden gems and stories around Auckland is resonating with trade, as well as the city’s locals and visitors.

‘We have had agents reach out to us since we launched,’ says White Glove Experiences founder and director Jacqui Wilkinson. ‘A number of them are trying to gain more traction in domestic and are looking ahead.’

Wilkinson says White Glove is focused on the domestic market, priced accordingly and running an ‘event-like’ programme rather than traditional tours.

‘What we offer is authentic and local, where people can visit a neighbourhood and really explore it or discover a hidden gem they didn’t know about in their own back yard.’

Wilkinson says the current conditions with people restricted in their travel choices has made them ‘more curious’ about their local surroundings.

Events include creative workshops, private tours of galleries and other venues, get-aways to places like West Auckland, and art walks in neighbourhoods such as Karangahape Road. She says brokers and agents who have started their own tour programmes and want to incorporate something different around Auckland are welcome to contact White Glove.

‘It is also appealing to operators who have tours around New Zealand and want to add something authentic in Auckland.’

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