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Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Tour from Auckland

Product ID: 151859
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Eco-certified
Escape the bustle of the city on a half-day tour to Auckland's wild, black sand beaches and lush rainforest. Experienced guides tell the story of the forest that covers this land with its unique flora and flora.
About this activity
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 12:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese

Pickup included

Hotel pickup and drop-off available from central Auckland accommodation. Provide your hotel name and address when booking. The local operator will confirm your pickup location and time, which will be earlier than the tour start time. Please confirm your pickup time and location with the local operator the day prior to travel, especially if you have not received our confirmation email directly from Bush and Beach.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Arataki Visitors Centre with breathtaking views and Maori carvings
  • Walk on the soft, black sand on an awe-inspiring beach
  • Stroll the easy bush tracks in lush rainforest
  • View native palms, giant tree ferns and an ancient kauri tree
  • Enjoy a kiwi style afternoon tea
Full description
A 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, perched high in 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
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• 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

From US$ 109.20 per person

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Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 18 reviews
Review summary
Service
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Organization
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Value for money
4.8/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Bush and Beach

Product ID: 151859