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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

Highlights
  • 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
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
From US$122.70
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
From US$122.73
Overview
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.
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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Accidental Bucket LIst Items Ticked; Oh, and Really Fantastic Too

I booked this tour for a few reasons: 1. They accepted me as a solo traveler. In the off season, I was having difficulty getting any structured tours 2. It was different than most (all?) of the other tours I found 3. I knew NZ...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Phenomenal tour!

We were only stopping in New Zealand briefly on our way to Australia to visit friends. We didn’t have a lot of time there, so we wanted to make the most of our short visit and find a way to get out of town and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
One of THE BEST Tours Available!!

I have been on multiple tours with different companies and this has to be one of THE BEST tours I have ever been on in my life! Brett is absolutely phenomenal! He is genuine, thoughtful, and energetically spirited about his beautiful country. He gave us...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Outstanding Tour West of Auckland

The mountains, beaches and waterfalls were breathtaking and the tour was definitely enhanced by the splendid efforts of Brett. He is knowledgeable and makes sure that everyone has a great time. Highly recommended!!!

Thank TravelsWithJimMar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing!

I've got no words to describe how incredibly great experience that was, being lucky with the weather. It's absolutely amazing and Brett will go above and beyond to make sure everyone is having awesome time, really informative as well. The places are stunning, I've been...More

Thank Raccoon_me
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