Wilderness Experience

from/per person $155
  • Walking/Hiking

piha beach on a bush and beach nature tour
view of the waitakere ranges from arataki centre
arataki centre on bush and beach nature tour from auckland
stream in the waitakere ranges auckland
bush and beach bus in piha on a nature tour
tui bird on a nature tour from auckland
native ferns on a bush and beach nature tour

Wilderness Experience Tour

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 one 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

Tour code BB2 – From $155 per adult

Tour includes:

  • Arataki Visitor Centre
  • Black sand beach
  • Guided walk in the rainforest
  • Afternoon tea
  • Pick up and drop off at inner city accommodation

Please note: lunch is not included but there is the opportunity to purchase it enroute (cash is required to buy lunch).

Tour info:

Pedometer steps:
$155 NZD
$77.50 NZD
5 Hours
Approx. 3,000

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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Please choose the date you want to take your tour in the date box below, then click book now to continue through the secure booking process. At the end you will receive your confirmation and booking reference. Thanks for choosing Bush and Beach to look after you.


The next date you can book online is: Thursday, 26th Apr 2018

Auckland - Wilderness Experience - Half Day