Wilderness Experience Nature tour

from/per person $165
  • Walking/Hiking

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Wilderness Experience Nature Tour

Running every afternoon the ‘Wilderness Experience’ nature tour is a great introduction to New Zealand nature and visits some stunning scenery of rainforest and Piha’s black sand surf beach. Easy walking tracks and dramatic coastlines are only a short drive from Auckland city centre and our experienced guides and small group size means you will be well looked after.

After being picked up at your hotel our first stop is at a visitors centre at the entrance to the rainforest. The Arataki visitors centre has dramatic panoramic views across the rainforest and both of Auckland’s harbours as well as views back to Auckland City. The visitors centre is also home to some traditional Maori carvings and your guide will talk about them and explain their significance for the area.

Continue on to the lush rainforest where you walk the easy tracks among giant tree ferns. See and find out about the famous New Zealand silver fern, manuka and kauri trees as your guide talks about what makes New Zealand nature so unique.

We then move on to experience the power of the rugged west coast. We stop at a stunning viewpoint overlooking Piha beach and the Tasman Sea before going down to the black sand beach. There you get the chance to stroll along one of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer and watch the surf waves rolling in.

During the afternoon we also include a New Zealand style afternoon tea including biscuits (cookies), manuka honey and tea and coffee or juice.

As well as keeping you entertained and informed our guides will make sure you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and make sure there are lots of photo opportunities. We have been running tours in this area for 35 years so you will be being looked after by the local experts.

“This is one of those things that I would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Auckland” – Trip Advisor review 2018

Tour code BB2 – From $165 per adult

Tour includes:

  • Visiting Piha’s black sand beach
  • Guided walk in the rainforest
  • Views and Maori carvings at Arataki Visitor Centre
  • 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:
$165 NZD
$82.50 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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Showing: Monday, 21st Oct 2019

Auckland - Wilderness Experience - Half Day