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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland provided by Bush and Beach

Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
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from $165.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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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
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Spend an afternoon visiting top natural attractions, including Piha Beach and Waitakere Ranges rain forest on an afternoon tour from Auckland. Stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre for views that stretch from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea, and hear commentary from your guide about Maori history and New Zealand’s wildlife. This guided tour showcases the great outdoors just outside of Auckland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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.
Highlights
See black-sand beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and rain forest in one day
Learn all about the plants, animals, and ecosystems of the North Island
Discover the natural beauty of New Zealand right on Auckland’s doorstep
Hassle-free: enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off at your Auckland hotel
What to expect
Start with a pickup from your Auckland hotel, then relax during the drive to your first destination, the Arataki Visitor Centre, the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges. Here, see traditional Maori carvings and get great photo ops of the rainforest, Tasman Sea, and Pacific Ocean. Then hear from your guide about the region’s history and ecosystem as you head to Auckland’s wild west coast. Enjoy time to walk along Piha Beach and check out its distinctive black sand. Continue to a lush rain forest for a leisurely nature walk that passes giant tree ferns where a variety of birds live. Your guide points out native flora and fauna along the way. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off back in Auckland. This tour operator won the Tourism Export Council 2016 Operator of the Year Award.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3582WILD
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off • Guided rainforest walk • Visit Arataki Visitor Centre - gateway to the Waitakere Ranges • Visit Piha Beach • Enjoy afternoon tea refreshments - tea, coffee, juice and cookies • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from most inner city Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and we can give you a pick up time or meeting location. Return point: Returns to original departure point at 5:30pm
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). However you must confirm with us that you are meeting us at this point before 10am on day of travel. Please call to confirm - freephone 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.
Inclusions
Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off • Guided rainforest walk • Visit Arataki Visitor Centre - gateway to the Waitakere Ranges • Visit Piha Beach • Enjoy afternoon tea refreshments - tea, coffee, juice and cookies • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from most inner city Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and we can give you a pick up time or meeting location. Return point: Returns to original departure point at 5:30pm
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). However you must confirm with us that you are meeting us at this point before 10am on day of travel. Please call to confirm - freephone 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
5h
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 with comfortable walking shoes
The tour is suitable for all ages and abilities
Although lunch is not included, the tour does stop at a local bakery if you wished to purchase some. Cash is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
Minimum TWO adults required for this tour to run.
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 18 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
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Waitakere Ranges
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Piha Beach
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bush and Beach
  • You'll end at
    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). However you must confirm with us that you are meeting us at this point before 10am on day of travel. Please call to confirm - freephone 0800 423 224
    See address & details
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deirdrelintott
Delta, Canada2 contributions
A Beautiful Beach and Unique Rainforest Tour -Top of the List in Auckland
Mar 2020 • Couples
Richard and Kevin, our awesome your guides made this afternoon trip one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. They are both very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the fauna and the landmarks. We were picked up at our hotel and then boarded a small bus with 11 others to visit the black sandy beach and Lions rock at Piha Beach . Our walk through the rainforest was refreshing as we learned about the native trees, vegetation and the birds.
If you only are able to do one trip in Auckland this one has it all!!
Thanks for being such noteworthy leaders in sustainable tourism for 35 years.
Written 25 March 2020
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Dianne G
Cowes, AU8 contributions
Beautiful Piha
Mar 2020
Good afternoon out. Piha is a beautiful beach with fantastic scenery. Rainforest walk was also beautiful with interesting information supplied by guide. Good to see the biosecurity controls in place to protect the rainforest and kauri trees.
Written 21 March 2020
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cfiette
3 contributions
Best tour I've ever done
Mar 2020
This tour is worth every penny. Our guide Oly offered to pick us up straight from our Air Bnb, and was incredibly friendly and generous. The first stop at the Arataki Visitor Center was a good start - Oly spoke to us about some history of the Maori culture and language, and there's a small gift shop and lots of beautiful art and carvings. Afterwards, we hiked through the Waitekere Ranges, which wasn't nearly as demanding as I had feared. It was lovely, and my 60 year old mother had no problem keeping up.
Oly was incredible - he was kind, confident, and extremely knowledgeable; everything from flora and fauna to the geographical and topological history of NZ, Oly had the answers to any question we asked.
The lunch and stroll on the black sand beaches were perfect - the guide gave us about an hour to do our own thing and explore, which was a nice change of pace from a normal tour. Afterwards, we were able to make our way to waterfall, which was definitely a bit more strenuous but well-worth it. Everything from start to finish was immaculately done, and the scenery was beyond picturesque. I'd do this tour twice if I ever returned!
Written 12 March 2020
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BUSAKL
Hi there, Thank you for your review & lovely words about Oly. The afternoon Piha and Rainforest tour is a great afternoon and we hope to see you again next time you are in Auckland!
Written 12 August 2020
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Supercalaf
Southport, NC128 contributions
Probably the best tour we have done
Mar 2020
At last minute decided to make this trip. Was on the phone late the night before and was successful in making the booking. I found it on line and didn’t realize that price quoted was in Euros, not NZ dollars. It was therefore more expensive than I first thought, but well worth the money. Our tour guide a Richard, and our driver Dave , were both extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful during the tour. We visited beautiful Piha beach with plenty of time to take pictures and walk along the beach. Dave found an interesting shell for us to see and Richard gave us a demonstration of the magnetic sand on the beach. Fascinating! We went to the park visitors center and took a walk through the rain Forrest with Richard pointing out indigenous birds. We stopped to buy food for lunch and had a snack provided at the beach. I am so glad we made this tour. An excellent way to see outside the city in a manageable tour size. Richard was always sure that everyone could hear his commentary. Excellent!!!
Written 10 March 2020
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Exploration535082
4 contributions
Cathy Bury and Beth Poad
Mar 2020 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Shawn and David as guides. Shawn was very knowledgeable of rainforest and historical info and included many interesting anecdotal details. Pace and variety of locations in tour was great. Even provided an excellent summary sheet of pictures and info from the tour.
Having combined this with a city tour in the morning with David, made for a complete tour of Auckland - both city and rural from Pacific Ocean to Tasman Sea.
Well done mates!!
Written 7 March 2020
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Anita B
2 contributions
very good
Feb 2020
Ollie was a wonderful guide and super informative. He shared so much information and is spectacular.
Written 29 February 2020
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MJ129954
Camden, Australia20 contributions
Highly recommended
Feb 2020 • Solo
Great tour! Our guides Tamara and Ross were very friendly and they knew a lot about wildlife and plant life, as well as general history of New Zealand and Auckland.
The rainforest and Piha Beach are both beautiful locations to see and well worth the trip.
Written 29 February 2020
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Peter D
Ottawa, Canada32 contributions
Must See
Congratulations to Tamara and Erin on a fabulous afternoon outing. Tamara has a wealth of information on the flora and fauna af Auckland and environs. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and woulf heartily recommend it to anyone who is interested in the beauty that surrounds Auckland.
Written 23 February 2020
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Emily C
16 contributions
Lovely half day tour with great guides
Feb 2020
Dawn and Richard were really friendly and enthusiastic guides. I would have tipped them well only I don' normally carry cash on work travels! Sorry guys! They were very knowledgable of the wildlife and were very engaging with additional images for handing around of content they were talking about on the bus, on the way to and from the different destinations.
Written 15 February 2020
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Ali_Hawkins
Wellington, New Zealand2,118 contributions
A good, varied tour
Feb 2020
This was a good tour - very interesting and helpful for anyone who doesn't know Auckland and the surrounding region. I loved the variety - Maori culture, landscapes, history, beach, wildlife, bush walk - it was all really great. There is not much driving, most time is spent at each location and it gives the group a chance to really see things and get to know each other if they wish. There's a stop at a bakery to get lunch and also an afternoon tea stop at Piha beach, it's not rushed at all and stays within the timings. I would attend another tour by this company, thank you.
Written 15 February 2020
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