Wilderness Experience with Waitakere Ranges - Half Day

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Travel to the Waitakere Ranges for stunning ocean views and Maori carvings that guard the place. Feel soft, black sand tickle your toes as you stroll along the wild and rugged west coast. Walk through the lush tranquil rainforest and learn about the native flora and fauna that thrive there.

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Duration: 5 - 6 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guided rainforest walk / Refreshments (tea, coffee or juice and biscuits)
Wilderness Experience with Waitakere Ranges - Half Day

Duration: 5 - 6 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guided rainforest walk / Refreshments (tea, coffee or juice and biscuits)

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Schedule

  • 12:15-11:45

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Proceed to 164 Quay Street

  • 12:30

    Start of Wilderness Experience

  • Climb Up to the Waitakere Ranges

    Travel for 30 minutes from downtown Auckland to Arataki Center, which is nestled atop the Waitakere mountain ranges. Here, a view of Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea is visible, up to the spectacular Waitemata Harbour as well as several Maori carvings.

  • More Waitakere Ranges Activities

    Walk along paths dotted with kauri trees and giant tree ferns as you familiarize yourself with the flora and fauna. Hear native birdsong before heading down to the coast of Piha beach to feel the soft, black sand beneath your feet.

  • Enjoy Afternoon Tea with a View

    Reward yourself with New Zealand-style afternoon tea that includes Anzac biscuits and tea, coffee or juice.

  • 17:30

    Drop-off at Auckland Hotels or Check-out at 164 Quay Street

  • (For Check-In) 164 Quay Street (164 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand) Time: 12:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) 164 Quay Street (164 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand) Time: 17:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) 164 Quay Street (164 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand) Time: 12:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) 164 Quay Street (164 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand) Time: 17:30:00

Description

Take a 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland to the Arataki Center, perched high atop the Waitakere Ranges, a fringe of hills separating Auckland from its surf-fringed west coast. Take in breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean from the range's sweeping decks. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.

Then, head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the soft, black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, continue on with an easy walk in the lush rainforest. Hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks among New Zealand's famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Because New Zealand has existed for millions of years separate from the rest of the world, it has evolved its own unique flora and fauna. Seventy percent of its native plants are found nowhere else in the world.

Please Note

  • The tour is suitable for all ages.

  • For safety reasons, swimming in the west coast beaches is not allowed. Strong undertows and rips do not make them suitable for swimming.

  • Tours operate on all weather conditions.

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and suitable outdoor clothing.

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat.

Includes

  • Guided rainforest walk

  • Refreshments (tea, coffee or juice and biscuits)

Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
  • The tour is suitable for all ages.

  • For safety reasons, swimming in the west coast beaches is not allowed. Strong undertows and rips do not make them suitable for swimming.

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and suitable outdoor clothing.

  • Children 1 year old and under are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat.

  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

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  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 12:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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