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Wilderness Experience Half-Day Tour

by Bush and Beach
per adult Price is AU$156
Duration: 5h 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

  • Trip to Waitakere Ranges—Auckland’s largest regional park

  • Expansive views of Tasman Sea & Pacific Ocean

  • Guided bush walk in lush rainforest & giant tree ferns

  • A stroll along magnificent, black sand Piha Beach

  • Great introduction to traditional Maori culture

Highlights

  • Trip to Waitakere Ranges—Auckland’s largest regional park

  • Expansive views of Tasman Sea & Pacific Ocean

  • Guided bush walk in lush rainforest & giant tree ferns

  • A stroll along magnificent, black sand Piha Beach

  • Great introduction to traditional Maori culture

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12:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 5h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is AU$155.68, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Wilderness Experience Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Waitakere Ranges

300 Scenic Drive

Auckland 0604

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Auckland City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Auckland


Description

Travel from central Auckland to its close-by natural beauty, the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Experience everything from lush rainforests to beaches with black sand on this guided afternoon tour.

Start your journey with a pick-up from your hotel and leave city centre Auckland behind you. After a short drive, arrive at the Arataki Visitor Center, the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges. These ranges separate Auckland from its surf-fringed west coast, offering 155 miles (250 km) of walking and tramping tracks.

Here, take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Your knowledgeable and experienced guides will talk about local history and explain the significance of the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.

Continue your tour with a guided bush walk in the lush rainforest and marvel at New Zealand's famous kauri trees & giant tree ferns.

Then experience the power of Auckland's wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along Piha Beach, one of the most awe-inspiring beaches New Zealand has to offer. After your wilderness experience, you will be dropped off at your inner city Auckland hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour to Waitakere Ranges

  • Afternoon tea, coffee, juice or water and cookies

  • Return transport to and from your Auckland hotel

  • Full commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 2 are complimentary.

  • Hotel pick-up & drop off from inner city Auckland accommodation included - you should receive an email from the supplier after booking to confirm a pick up time. If you do not, please contact them to confirm your pick up time & location


Wilderness Experience Half-Day Tour ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

4/5 12 Feb. 2020

This was a good tour - very interesting and helpful for anyone who doesn't know Auckland and the surrounding region. I loved the variety - Maori culture, landscapes, history, beach, wildlife, bush walk - it was all really great. There is not much driving, most time is spent at each location and it gives the group a chance to really see things and get to know each other if they wish. There's a stop at a bakery to get lunch and also an afternoon tea stop at Piha beach, it's not rushed at all and stays within the timings. I would attend another tour by this company, thank you.