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About Habitat Tours
Habitat Tours is a unique boutique nature focused tour company. We explore locations close to Auckland but slightly off the beaten track. Day tours from Auckland visit rainforests, stunning coastlines, black and white sandy beaches and experience New Zealand’s unique flora and wildlife (see many of New Zealand’s rare and endangered birds). Our Nature and Kiwi tour gives one of the best opportunities in the Auckland region to see kiwi, although not guaranteed we do know their habitat well and have a good success rate. Enjoy a delicious homemade picnic lunch or dinner on our full day and night tours. Small group tours (max 7) and our passionate guides ensure the best nature experience.
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Nature & Kiwi Day Tour from Auckland
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

This was an excellent trip where I enjoyed wonders of the natural world of charming New Zealand. I was very impressed by the excellent organization, the sincerity and dedication of the service and the commitment to make it a memorable experience. It was indeed a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

With only 1 full day to see Auckland, we decided to go for the spectacular scenery. Our choice of Habitat Tours was value and time well spent. It was a true full day with just us and Pamela, our guide. We love to take our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Habitat_Tours, Manager at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

It was such a pleasure to meet you both and have the opportunity to show you some of our stunning scenery on the West Coast of Auckland. Thank you for your very kind comments and I'm so pleased you enjoyed our picnic - good food...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Kiwi are difficult to see in the wild as they are nocturnal and try to elude people. Thanks to Tristan's experience and expert hearing, he found one for us. The entire 9 hour trip was informative (quick stop to view large native Kauri tree) and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for your most positive comments and so glad that you enjoyed the tour. It's always a thrill to see the kiwi in the wild. Enjoy your memories of our wildlife and New Zealand.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

our time in NZ was limited so booking two tours with Habitat Tours was an excellent choice. We saw beautiful scenery, lots of birds,learned a lot about NZ eco system,wonderful walks through the forests.. definitely the most enjoyable days of our NZ visit. Thanks Tristen....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MIke S
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for rating our two tours so highly! We so appreciate your wonderful feedback. All the very best. Tristan

Reviewed 25 September 2018

This tour was day long, with only three of us. Tristian (our guide) was very knowledgeable and friendly. We spent hours hiking in the parks, and were treated to a picnic lunch -- homemade by Tristian's mother -- which was delicious. But the highlight of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda A
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review - the nesting gannets are always a thrill to see! It was such a pleasure to meet you both and introduce you to the Waitakere Ranges. I hope to see you again sometime in New Zealand. Tristan

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Tristan took my partner and I for a tour covering native rainforest, a black sand beach, a lovely waterfall and the highlight (for me) a massive gannet colony! The van was super comfortable, and Tristan gave us a very nice introduction to the fauna and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yrin
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review! It was a real pleasure to take you out on tour to the Waitakere Ranges to get to show you a little bit of our natural world! The gannet colony and Muriwai are certainly very special!...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Tristan made this a great tour with interesting stops along the way to our night-walk destination, seeing some of New Zealand's amazing natural environment, including the majestic and ancient Kauri tree. The coastal views at the sanctuary were breathtaking and the day walk through the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

It's always great to see the kiwi and the other endangered birds we got to see. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind comments. Tristan

Reviewed 7 September 2018

An experience not to be missed. Beautiful beach and guided walk through forested ecopreserve. Tristan was an excellent guide, picnic lunch was delicious, and the drive is not too long.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wander102195
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your day out with us. Tristan

Reviewed 17 July 2018

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and we did the Waitakere Ranges day tour from Auckland, and it was incredible. The scenery was absolutely beautiful, and Tristan was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, and kept each spot interesting. The homecooked lunch was delicious,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Many thanks for your wonderful review; it was a real pleasure to meet you both and get to show you some of the stunning spots in the Waitakere Ranges. I do hope the remainder of your travels on your honeymoon went well. All the very...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Tristan took us to Tawharanui - just in time to see the sunset from the beach. We had a super tasty picnic dinner by lantern and then took a fun hike thru the dark in search of the elusive kiwi. Tristan is knowledgeable, friendly and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cathy N
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review; I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day/night tour with us and that it was a great end to your New Zealand holiday. All the best Tristan

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