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Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland

Highlights
  • Travel to New Zealand's rugged west coast on this scenic and relaxing full-day tour from Auckland
  • Panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
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Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland
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Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland
US$166.38
Overview
See the untamed beauty of New Zealand’s west coast on this North Island day trip from Auckland. Travel with a guide to the Waitakere Ranges, with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre overlook for views of the Tasman Sea out to the Pacific Ocean. Admire Maori carvings before a guided rainforest walk, then visit giant kauri trees and one of the area’s magnificent black sand beaches. Picnic lunch and light refreshments are included.
What to Expect
Start your day trip to the windswept western coastline north of Auckland with pickup from your city hotel. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the Arataki Visitor Centre, considered the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, which contains more than 39,500 acres (16,000 hectares) of rugged coast and rainforest.

From the panoramic decks, enjoy sweeping views of the Tasman Sea extending all the way to the Pacific. View traditional Maori carvings on display while your guide focuses on the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Continue further west to the coastal rainforest and learn about native flora and fauna unique to New Zealand — 70 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Walk alongside giant tree ferns growing near the stream, then dig your toes in the black sands of one of the region’s notorious beaches, bordered by rocky outcrops. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch, served at a scenic location, before continuing your journey to an old-growth forest of giant kauri trees, some of them 1,000 years old. Listen for native birds as you walk among thee majestic giants, then re-board your vehicle for the return to Auckland.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile
Fun

Erin was fabulous, informative, and knowledgeable. She knew a lot of history, the area, and was very professional. I learned a lot and had a great time.

Thank briper11
Reviewed 11 March 2018
Perfect Day trip for Nature /Outdoor lovers.

It was great and Bush and Beach were just perfect and very professional. I would highly recommend this to folks who want truly soak up nature that NZ has to offer. David was very knowledgeable guide who educated us on the culture and local flora...More

Thank NitinGaur
Reviewed 3 February 2018
Great guides, lots of fun!

Had a really great time on this tour! The trip started out with a visit to the Arataki visitor centre and a stop off at Kitekite Falls in the Waitakere ranges, followed by walk along the beach at Piha and a short tour through the...More

Thank indkel
Reviewed 1 December 2017
Great guides and great tour !

I did a half day tour of the rainforest and beach. David and Stephan were great leaders - so informative and fun - and took us to some great spots. We saw waterfall, rainforest, a 1,000 year old Hairu tree, Piha beach, tons of stuff....More

Thank ems914
Reviewed 23 November 2017
Bush and Beach Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour - Auckland, New Zealand

Highly recommend this small group excursion, our guides Steven and Alan were great! We really enjoyed their educational, and humorous teachings of the delicate balance of the rain forest, trees, and wildlife. The trip includes a visit to the Aratiki visitor center where we enjoyed...More

Thank CDaVinci
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