Wilderness Experience with Waitakere Ranges - Half Day

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What To Expect

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.

Specifications

Type:
New Zealand Nature Tours
Departs From:
Auckland
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up or 172 Quay Street
Duration:
5 hours
Availability:
daily at 12:30 PM
Product Code:
11031
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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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.

Includes

  • Pick-up from and drop off at Auckland inner city hotels

  • Refreshments

  • Guided rainforest walk

Excludes

  • Meals

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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