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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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Tour snapshot
See black-sand beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and rain forest in one day
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
18
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
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
Highlights
  • 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.
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
  • 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.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3582WILD
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.
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
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
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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • 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
    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 return to the starting point
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Supercalaf
Southport, NC128 contributions
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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Shawn O
2 contributions
Jun 2022
I had an amazing tour today with Alex. He is so friendly, knowledgeable, and a great person. He is so easy to get along with and he pointed so many things out that I wouldn't have noticed on my own. He gave excellent commentary about history and how things are currently in New Zealand. I learned so much and the sights on the tour were beautiful. The Rainforest was spectacular. The sights on Piha Beach were amazingly beautiful. If you're someone who is reading this and on the fence about taking this tour I 100% recommend you take this tour. I loved every minute of it. I thought to myself while seeing the beauty of the nature on this tour: "This is why I came to New Zealand!"
Written 8 June 2022
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Exploration535082
4 contributions
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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Olivia L
3 contributions
Jan 2020
I cannot say enough good things about Bush & Beach.

From the start, they were easy to communicate with, and flexible in booking a tour for our large group. Then on the day of our tour, our guides Ollie and Alexander completely blew us away–with their friendliness, knowledge, and hospitality. They were genuinely interested in our goals for the trip, and went out of their way to customize our experience (plus they were willing to answer a million questions!).

The tour itself was incredible: from the road trip out (a tour unto itself with great commentary) to the forest walk (breathtaking) and beach (ditto!). We were amazed how much rich knowledge and experience our guides brought and wanted to share with us: it felt like such an honor to have them introduce us to the area they call home. They were also super-organized and kept everything running very smoothly–even setting up a delicious tea for us on a windy day!

I only wish we had booked a longer tour: we had chosen a 9-2 time slot, but could have happily have stayed there much longer. Do yourself a favor and book a full day tour! We will definitely do that next time—and there will definitely be a next time! We’ll be bringing student groups yearly and are really excited to have found an amazing destination at Bush & Beach.
Written 5 January 2020
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deirdrelintott
Delta, Canada10 contributions
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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Peter D
Ottawa, Canada34 contributions
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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emptyhead
Ireland269 contributions
Our guides were Geoff and driver Alan, both enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The tour was very enjoyable with an excellent and easily accessible walk of about 45 minutes in the bush. There were 12 participants on the tour, divided into 2 groups for the bush walk, so easy to hear and see everything being mentioned. Questions were welcome and it was all nicely informal.
Written 10 January 2020
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Geoffrey N
Dubbo, Australia10 contributions
Booked the tour online , picked up out the front of our hotel in Auckland .. immediately welcomed by our guide Tony ! The whole trip was very informative and beautiful with a stroll over piha beach and a forest walk
Tony had a lot of knowledge to share and was very patient with our 11 year old twins questions and chatter ..
I would highly recommend this !!
Written 24 June 2021
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BushandBeach
Thank you for the review - it was a pleasure to show you a small piece of paradise!! Kind regards - Ben
Written 26 June 2021
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Ali_Hawkins
Wellington, New Zealand2,135 contributions
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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KeithG
Saint Louis, MO2 contributions
Jan 2020
The overall day was great. Unfortunately, it was cloudy, so was not as picturesque as it could have been. Plus it was a bit cool at Piha, so no enjoying the water. One disappointment was the tour description implied we'd have about an hour at Piha - was more like 30-40 min. The rainforest walk was neat - a very interesting area with a variety of plants, trees, flowers.
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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