Auckland’s award winning tour company takes you on a half day guided nature tour to Auckland’s wild, black sand beaches and lush rainforest. Auckland’s coastal rainforest and the Waitakere Ranges are only 30 kilometres from downtown Auckland. In just 30 minutes you leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquillity of the rainforest. Our experienced guides unfold the story of the forest that covers this land with its unique flora and fauna.
Travel to the Arataki Centre perched high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea to the sparkling Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the magnificent, traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.
Continue on to the lush rainforest where you walk the easy bush tracks among giant tree ferns growing alongside picturesque streams.
View New Zealand’s famous kauri trees before you move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beach of Piha beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer on this Auckland eco tour.
During the afternoon we also include a New Zealand style afternoon tea including Anzac biscuits and tea and coffee or juice.
“Waitakere ranges tour – highly recommended, you’ll see a lot in half a day” – Trip Advisor review 2016
Please note: lunch is not included but there is the opportunity to purchase it enroute (cash is required to buy lunch).
Operates 364 days of the year
Child price for ages 2-11
If you are looking for a full day out you can add our city tour in the morning and book the Best of Both Worlds tour
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