Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Tour from Auckland

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Escape the bustle of the city on a half-day tour to Auckland's wild, black sand beaches and lush rainforest. Listen as your guides tell the story behind the forest that covers this land.

Highlights

  • Listen to birdsong as you walk the bush tracks in a rainforest
  • Visit the Waitakere Ranges along Auckland's west coast
  • Walk on the soft, black sand of Piha Beach
  • View native palms, giant tree ferns, and an ancient kauri tree
  • Enjoy a kiwi-style afternoon tea

Description

A 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Waitakere Ranges, a ridge of hills separating Auckland from its surf-fringed west coast. Here the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the soft, black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, your eco-tour continues with an easy walk in the lush rainforest where native birdsong fills the air as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Because New Zealand has been cut off for millions of years from the rest of the world, it has evolved its own unique flora and fauna. Seventy percent of our native plants are found nowhere else in the world.

Includes

Small-group tour Transport Hotel pick-up and drop off Local guide Light refreshments

Important Information

  • This tour is suitable for all fitness levels
  • Lunch is not included, there is a stop so you can purchase your own food if you wish
  • Not all hotels are included in the hotel pick up list - please let us know if you are staying elsewhere and we can advise if pick up is available there.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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