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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland - with unbiased reviews

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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

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With its soaring sea cliffs, ancient forests, and windswept beaches, the west coast is one of the most scenic areas of New Zealand’s North Island. This half-day tour from Auckland takes in the highlights, including the Arataki Center, Karekare Waterfall, Piha Beach, and Cascade Kauri Park. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation, lunch, and personalized attention from your guide on this escape from the city to New Zealand’s wild west.
  • See it all: stunning views of the Waitakere Ranges and west coast beaches
  • Do it all: hike, swim, beachcomb, bird-watch, learn about Maori heritage
  • Great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transportation included
  • Personalized guided experience: small group of up to 11 people
What to Expect
After pickup from your Auckland hotel, leave the city and head south along the west coast in an air-conditioned minivan. The first stop of the day is at the Arataki Visitor Centre in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, where you learn more about the region’s geology, wildlife, and Maori heritage.  Continue to Piha Beach, a surfing hot spot, where you stroll along black sands and paddle in the Tasman Sea. After lunch at a local café, continue to Karekare Beach and, if you like, swim in the cool waters beneath the falls. Finally, stop at Cascade Kauri Park for a leisurely guided hike, looking out for birds and other wildlife, and marveling at the gigantic kauri trees—some of which are hundreds of years old.  After your outdoor adventure, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Unique Visions Tours
Sunnyvale, California
Highlight of our New Zealand Trip!
This tour was fantastic! We wanted to get out of the city and see nature and Brett was the perfect guide to do
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Worth Staying in Auckland Just To Do This Tour
Professional Photographer and Tour Guide Brett Rees will take you on a stunning visual tour of the beautiful west
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best day trip from Auckland
If you are in Auckland for any length of time and enjoy photography with a bit of tramping, this is a must! Yes,
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Amazing and Awsome Tour
This is a tour that you don't want to miss in New Zealand especially if you don't have a lot of time or just want
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Helen G
St. Thomas
Best Tour of Auckland West Coast
I had planned this as our last tour before leaving New Zealand. We had probably the best tour of the west coast
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
GREAT Tour- don't hesitate
Brett is very knowledgeable, easy-going, quite amusing and entertaining- a delightful combination in a tour
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Jaclyn G
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
A beautiful place to visit!
My son and I were coming in port off a cruise. Brett was on time at picking us up at a nearby hotel. We
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Andrea P
If you can only do one thing in Auckland, you MUST do this! You will see everything worth seeing!
This was without a doubt one of the best tour experiences that my husband and I have ever had. Brett is without a
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Lake Worth, Florida
The Long and Winding Road(s)
A nice get away from the city. Brett knows his stuff and happily shares that knowledge with his passengers. If
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Great Experience!
This was my favorite tour during my 10 day visit to NZ. Brett is an excellent guide for the places we visited,
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Key Details
  • Arataki - Waitakere Ranges, Piha Beach, and 1 more
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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