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“night tour”(28 reviews)
“flora and fauna”(13 reviews)
“picnic lunch”(12 reviews)
About
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
29 William Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
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+64 21 422 707
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We took the full day Tawharanui Park and half day Waitakere Ranges tour with Tristan as our guide. The scenery and wildlife viewing were excellent. We especially enjoyed visiting the wild coast with the black sand beaches and climbing on the huge black sand dunes....More

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Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to take you to both of our destinations; so very different but a great way to show you both sides of Auckland. I thoroughly enjoyed your company for the two days, so thank you for choosing Habitat Tours...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank HawaiianBlues
Habitat_Tours, Manager at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank liveabroad
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MIke S
Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank MPB0108
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.

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

Thank tykurtz13
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

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

Reviewed 31 May 2018

My husband and I were visiting NZ for the first time and only had one day in Auckland. We are ever so thankful we decided to spend the entire day at Waitakere Range with one of the most amazing tour guides we have ever had!...More

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Habitat_Tours, Owner at Habitat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you so much for this stunning review; it was such a pleasure to take you out on tour and I'm very much looking forward to seeing you back in Auckland sometime for our kiwi tour. All the very best Tristan

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