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Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland

Highlights
  • Travel to New Zealand's rugged west coast on this scenic and relaxing full-day tour from Auckland
  • Panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
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Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland
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Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland
USD 168.23
Overview
See the untamed beauty of New Zealand’s west coast on this North Island day trip from Auckland. Travel with a guide to the Waitakere Ranges, with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre overlook for views of the Tasman Sea out to the Pacific Ocean. Admire Maori carvings before a guided rainforest walk, then visit giant kauri trees and one of the area’s magnificent black sand beaches. Picnic lunch and light refreshments are included.
What to Expect
Start your day trip to the windswept western coastline north of Auckland with pickup from your city hotel. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the Arataki Visitor Centre, considered the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, which contains more than 39,500 acres (16,000 hectares) of rugged coast and rainforest.

From the panoramic decks, enjoy sweeping views of the Tasman Sea extending all the way to the Pacific. View traditional Maori carvings on display while your guide focuses on the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Continue further west to the coastal rainforest and learn about native flora and fauna unique to New Zealand — 70 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Walk alongside giant tree ferns growing near the stream, then dig your toes in the black sands of one of the region’s notorious beaches, bordered by rocky outcrops. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch, served at a scenic location, before continuing your journey to an old-growth forest of giant kauri trees, some of them 1,000 years old. Listen for native birds as you walk among thee majestic giants, then re-board your vehicle for the return to Auckland.
Reviews (45)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Super day

I hooe I have the name of the tour correct. Erin was our guide and was a helpful friendly fountain of knowledge throughout. The forest was amazing and the beach a source of great photo ops and the ocean was overwhelming. All in a) a...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile
Beautiful Natural Areas so close to the City

We had the pleasure of spending the day with Tony who was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable about the areas vegetation and birds as well as the local culture. He was able to take us to some spots that were truly hidden gems,...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 7 September 2018
Fun, Knowledgeable, Guides and Great Sights to See

This was a perfect way to spend an afternoon and see some of the natural beauty of New Zealand. Our guides Stephan and Alan were full of great information and also a lot of fun. The tour is a nice balance of walks and tour...More

Thank valeriej55
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile
Fun

Erin was fabulous, informative, and knowledgeable. She knew a lot of history, the area, and was very professional. I learned a lot and had a great time.

Thank briper11
Reviewed 11 March 2018
Perfect Day trip for Nature /Outdoor lovers.

It was great and Bush and Beach were just perfect and very professional. I would highly recommend this to folks who want truly soak up nature that NZ has to offer. David was very knowledgeable guide who educated us on the culture and local flora...More

Thank NitinGaur
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