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Coast and Rainforest Eco-Tour from Auckland with Lunch provided by Bush and Beach

Coast and Rainforest Eco-Tour from Auckland with Lunch

Coast and Rainforest Eco-Tour from Auckland with Lunch
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About
This full day tour is for lovers of nature and walking, your experienced local nature guide will take you to a range of rainforest, beach and clifftop walks. The black sand beaches and rainforest of West Auckland  are unique in New Zealand and this tour is a great way to experience the best it has to offer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Start your day trip to the windswept western coastline north of Auckland with pickup from your city hotel. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the Arataki Visitor Centre, considered the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, which contains more than 39,500 acres (16,000 hectares) of rugged coast and rainforest. From the panoramic decks, enjoy sweeping views of the Tasman Sea extending all the way to the Pacific. View traditional Maori carvings on display while your guide focuses on the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Continue further west to the coastal rainforest and learn about native flora and fauna unique to New Zealand — 70 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Walk alongside giant tree ferns growing near the stream, then dig your toes in the black sands of one of the region’s notorious beaches, bordered by rocky outcrops.  Enjoy a picnic lunch, served at a scenic location, before continuing your journey to an old-growth forest of giant kauri trees, some of them 1,000 years old. Listen for native birds as you walk among thee majestic giants, then re-board your vehicle for the return to Auckland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start your day trip to the windswept western coastline north of Auckland with pickup from your city hotel. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the Arataki Visitor Centre, considered the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, which contains more than 39,500 acres (16,000 hectares) of rugged coast and rainforest. From the panoramic decks, enjoy sweeping views of the Tasman Sea extending all the way to the Pacific. View traditional Maori carvings on display while your guide focuses on the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Continue further west to the coastal rainforest and learn about native flora and fauna unique to New Zealand — 70 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Walk alongside giant tree ferns growing near the stream, then dig your toes in the black sands of one of the region’s notorious beaches, bordered by rocky outcrops.  Enjoy a picnic lunch, served at a scenic location, before continuing your journey to an old-growth forest of giant kauri trees, some of them 1,000 years old. Listen for native birds as you walk among thee majestic giants, then re-board your vehicle for the return to Auckland.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3582COAST
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Picnic lunch
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from selected Auckland hotels if your hotel is not in the list above please advise of Hotel name upon booking. Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand If you have not confirmed an inner city hotel pick up with us then our central meeting point is SkyCity Grand Hotel (90 Federal Street). If you are meeting here this will need to be confirmed with us. Please call to confirm the night prior - 0800 423 224
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate level of walking ability required.
  • Please note: tour includes a minimum of 3x 1 hour walks, including stairs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers who find stairs challenging
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Picnic lunch
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Tour departs from selected Auckland hotels if your hotel is not in the list above please advise of Hotel name upon booking. Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand If you have not confirmed an inner city hotel pick up with us then our central meeting point is SkyCity Grand Hotel (90 Federal Street). If you are meeting here this will need to be confirmed with us. Please call to confirm the night prior - 0800 423 224
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate level of walking ability required.
  • Please note: tour includes a minimum of 3x 1 hour walks, including stairs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers who find stairs challenging
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    SkyCity Auckland
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges
    See details
  • 2
    Karekare Falls
    See details
  • 3
    Piha Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Kitekite Falls
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Carmen P
Santa Fe, NM158 contributions
Worthwhile
Might be the only chance to Kauris and some of the native birds in their natural habitat. Also get an understanding of the beaches. A long day because it takes time to get there.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jim S
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
Get out of the big city
We had a great day on this tour - learning about the birds and plant life in the rainforest outside of Auckland. Our guide Damion was very knowledgeable, showed us some amazing beaches and jungle walks and managed a lively conversation about Kiwi life.
Written 23 February 2020
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Frank Castle
14 contributions
Great views of nature
Feb 2020 • Solo
I booked last minute literally day/morning of; spoke to Alex on the phone who was awesome , and he told me approximately what time my driver and tour guide, Damian, would pick me up. Overall excellent service from both workers. Tour was scenic and very good. I just wish we had a little more time to do our own thing at the Karekare waterfall and Piha beach. I also thought $255 dollars was a little steep for the value and time we are limited to for each destination we see. Regardless, I didn’t mind paying for that because I booked last minute and had a good time. 4/5 stars mainly because of limited time on tour and price being a little high compared to other tours.
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa G
4 contributions
Excellent day
Feb 2020 • Couples
Kevin was an outstanding tour guide. Took our group of 6 to his favorite scenic places, providing interesting information along the way.
Written 20 February 2020
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Linda M
1 contribution
Hobbiton
Jan 2020 • Friends
Toured with Bush and Beach. We are from the USA and are avid travelers, many countries, many tours, many tour guides! I mention this because . . . We were thrilled and impressed with our tour and especially our guide, Damien. His attention to his group, his driving skills, his knowledge of New Zealand and willingness to share were beyond expectations.
Would highly recommend this tour and company ‼️
Written 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mathew0111
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions
Great Day in the outdoors
We had a great time joining our guide Erin on a tour of the Waitakere Ranges as well as the beach. Erin was an amazing tour guide- very knowledgeable, funny and easy going. She made sure that we always had enough water and sunscreen and kept us well informed about NZ history, nature and the important steps to protect the ecosystems. The tour itself led us from Auckland to the Waitakere Ranges, Kerikeri Beach and Piha Beach and is a Great mixture between seeing the local forests and wildlife as well as spending time on the Beach. We had lunch at the lovely Piha store with fresh coffee and organic food. Great tour to get away from the city live and learn more about the local wildlife, forests and beautiful black sand beaches!
Written 3 January 2020
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Dara W
Singapore, Singapore101 contributions
Great day exploring the beautiful bush!
Wonderful day with our fabulous tour guide Erin! She was highly knowledgeable on all things New Zealand and all of the species of the bush. The mix of beach time and hiking was perfect. Our lunch in Piha beach was delicious and all organic. Great way to spend the day outside of the city!
Written 31 December 2019
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Sue D
3 contributions
Superb Scenery
Nov 2019
A wonderful day trip allowing us to take in amazing scenery with a very knowledgeable guide in Alexander. Highly recommend.
Written 26 November 2019
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Charlet H
1 contribution
Honeymoon touring
Oct 2019 • Couples
This was our second tour with this company because Dawn was so amazing on our first tour. We were on our honeymoon and these tours were an incredible way to see a large variety of the beautiful country!! The people are also, amazing! The guide is friendly and knowledgeable, we learned so much about native Flora and fauna, as well as New Zealand history. These are truly wonderful experiences.
Dawn, if you ever make it to the states come see us! -Haven & Charlet
Written 17 November 2019
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Roginsky
6 contributions
Mrs
Oct 2019 • Friends
Dawn was excellent. The beautiful views. Nice walks. Waterfalls and lava rocks. Great day for anyone who loves nature
Written 28 October 2019
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Best of Both World tour - 8.75 hrs.
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Amazing!
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Bush and Beach, the name itself is enough to tell you what you're gonna experience with them!! ;-)
Awesome really ! Everything is Perfect with them! You're gonna love to spend high quality time with them! Dawn, All
deirdrelintott
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A Beautiful Beach and Unique Rainforest Tour -Top of the List in Auckland
Richard and Kevin, our awesome your guides made this afternoon trip one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealan
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Great guides and a great way ti get a sense of Auckland
This tour was pre-booked for us as part of a package therefore we did not know what to expect so it was a real ple
667stephene
667stephene
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Wonderful day!
Kevin gave us a very detailed and informative city tour in the morning. He went out of his way to make our last day
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Beautiful Piha
Good afternoon out. Piha is a beautiful beach with fantastic scenery. Rainforest walk was also beautiful with inter
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