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West Coast Wilderness Experience

Enjoy a fully guided day tour to Auckland’s wild, black sand beaches and lush rainforest. Spend the day walking and relaxing in New Zealand's wild west coast while hearing the stories of our region. This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for spectacular views and to gorgeous beaches.

Travel to the Arataki visitor centre, an information centre built high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges. From here you get breathtaking panoramic views across the rain forest to Auckland’s two harbours. 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.

We then take a 20 minute drive to Karekare waterfalls. Once we arrive at Karekare waterfalls, you enjoy a 5 minute easy stroll to the waterfall - a great spot for photos!

We stop at a stunning viewpoint overlooking Piha beach and the Tasman Sea before going down to the black sand beach.

per adult from

$152

NZD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland
    • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
    • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
    • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge
    • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
    • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus
    • Entry to Arataki Visitor Centre
    • Visit to Rainforests of the Waitakere Ranges
    • Visit to Karekare Beach (featured in the movie ‘The Piano’)
    • Visit to Piha Beach, lookout & Lion Rock
    • Guided Bushwalk
    • Scenic Waterfalls
    • Entry/Admission - Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges
    What's excluded :
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges, 300 Scenic Drive, Nihotupu, Piha, Auckland 0604 New Zealand

    Travel to the Arataki visitor centre, an information centre built high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges. From here you get breath-taking panoramic views across the rain forest to Auckland’s two harbours. This visitor’s centre is also home to some traditional Māori carvings and your guide will talk about them and explain their significance for the area.



    There are excellent pathways for you to walk around the Arataki centre which gets you close to plants. The Waitakere Ranges is also where one of Auckland’s major water supplies is located and is a perfect start to exploring the west coast. Continue on to the lush rain forest where you walk the easy tracks among giant tree ferns and view New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and silver ferns.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Karekare Falls, 1 Lone Kauri Road, Karekare, Auckland 0772 New Zealand

    Many New Zealand native trees and plants grow here, and driving along the road you are often passing through thick forest. The rain forest is a favourite place for day-trippers and hikers as there are numerous bush walks there.

    ​We then take a 20 minute drive to Karekare waterfalls. Once we arrive at Karekare waterfalls, you enjoy a 5 minute easy stroll to the waterfall - a great spot for photos!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piha Beach, Piha, Auckland New Zealand

    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.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Grand Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Common Pickup Location in Auckland City:Grand Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

11

Organised by ExperienceKart

Activity ID: V-168163P41

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