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Wild West Coast & Waitakere Ranges Full-Day Photo Discovery Tour

by Unique Visions Tours
per adult Price is AU$226
Duration: 7h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Relaxed & flexible small-group tour with knowledgeable guide

  • Ample time to explore & photograph spectacular local scenery

  • Pro guide is attentive & offers expert photographic advice

  • Compelling local Maori & European history along the way

  • Chance to glimpse beaches, waterfalls & ancient rainforests

Highlights

  • Relaxed & flexible small-group tour with knowledgeable guide

  • Ample time to explore & photograph spectacular local scenery

  • Pro guide is attentive & offers expert photographic advice

  • Compelling local Maori & European history along the way

  • Chance to glimpse beaches, waterfalls & ancient rainforests

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9:00 AM, Full-Day Discovery Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 7h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is AU$225.85, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Wild West Coast & Waitakere Ranges Full-Day Photo Discovery Tour

Activity Location

Auckland

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Auckland


Description

Perfect your photography skills and get a glimpse into New Zealand's past on a full-day adventure through spectacular scenery. Travel up and down Auckland's west coast with your camera in tow—and emerge with an exquisite appreciation for the local flora, fauna, and flavour.

Join your friendly guide and head west towards the coast. Begin by travelling through bohemian Titirangi. Preview tempestuous waves in the distance, and note the light sea breeze with its salty tinge. Continue your voyage to the coast with a stop at Arataki Visitor Centre. Here, absorb camera tips from your knowledgeable guide and learn the history of the Waitakere Ranges National Park—an area with more than 39,000 acres (15,782 ha) of native rainforest and coastline.

Travelling on, explore beautiful Karekare Beach, towering Waitakere Falls, and iconic Lion Rock. At each stop, sample a new photography strategy or two, and capture your resplendent surroundings with your camera. Landing in Piha, enjoy a delectable lunch at the beloved Piha Café.

Complete your unforgettable adventure with a climb by car in the Waitakere Ranges. Stop at Cascade Kauri Park and see magnificent 1,000-year-old Kauri trees. Here, pick up a few additional bits of regional information as you create images—and memories—to last a lifetime.


Inclusions

  • Guided photography tour of Auckland's coast and Waitakere Ranges

  • Morning tea

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport from and to your centrally located Auckland hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are not allowed. Children 5–11 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • Maximum group size is 11 people.

  • You do not need previous photography experience.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from and to most centrally located Auckland hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Wild West Coast & Waitakere Ranges Full-Day Photo Discovery Tour ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 26 Dec. 2019

Would do it again! Everyone in our 7-person group liked the tour. Amazing places to photograph and admire, in addition to short scenic hikes. The guide was very friendly, informative and welcoming. Recommend for solo and family travelers alike

5/5 5 Jan. 2019

Excellent! Tour guide Brett, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and succinct with how the west coast was discovered, settled and certain flora is preserved today. Loved Piha especially the beach area and the waves hitting the rocks - very relaxing and a great photo opportunity.