Best of Both Worlds - Auckland City Revealed and Wilderness Experience

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See Auckland City's best sights in the morning. Spend the afternoon at the decks of Arataki Center for panoramic shore views. Stroll along the west coast's rugged black sand beaches. End the day at the rainforest among kauri trees and giant tree ferns.

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Best of Both Worlds - Auckland City Revealed and Wilderness Experience

Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: 3-hour morning city tour / Entry to Arataki Center / Visit to black sand beach / Guided rainforest walk / Refreshments

Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing.

Additional Note(s)
  • For safety reasons, swimming in the west coast beaches is not allowed. Strong undertows and rips make them unsuitable for swimming.

  • Tours operate in all weather conditions.

  • Specific pick up time will be advised by tour operator before the tour is scheduled to start.

  • For pick-ups, please be ready 10 minutes prior to confirmed pick-up time.

  • For check-in at the designated meeting point, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

  • Children 1 year old and under may join the tour for free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.

Schedule

  • 08:45-08:25

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at 164 Quay Street

  • Tour Auckland City

    Start your morning with a tour around the best highlights of Auckland, New Zealand's largest and busiest city. Learn about Auckland's environment (the city is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbors) and its local culture.

  • Eco Tour at Arataki Center

    Spend your afternoon in a completely different way with an eco tour at the Arataki Center in the Waitakere mountain ranges. From the center, take in the magnificent panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Black Sand Beach

    Stroll along the black sand beach and feel the sand under your feet.

  • Eco Tour with a Guided Walk

    Continue your Wilderness Experience with an easy guided walk along the lush rainforest. Listen to native birdsong as you walk among the beautiful kauri trees and giant tree ferns.

  • 17:30

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

Schedule

  • 08:45-08:25

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at 164 Quay Street

  • Tour Auckland City

    Start your morning with a tour around the best highlights of Auckland, New Zealand's largest and busiest city. Learn about Auckland's environment (the city is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbors) and its local culture.

  • Eco Tour at Arataki Center

    Spend your afternoon in a completely different way with an eco tour at the Arataki Center in the Waitakere mountain ranges. From the center, take in the magnificent panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean.

  • Black Sand Beach

    Stroll along the black sand beach and feel the sand under your feet.

  • Eco Tour with a Guided Walk

    Continue your Wilderness Experience with an easy guided walk along the lush rainforest. Listen to native birdsong as you walk among the beautiful kauri trees and giant tree ferns.

  • 17:30

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

Description

Experience a day of contrasts - combine an Auckland city highlights tour in the morning with a unique Wilderness Experience in the afternoon.

Auckland is set on 52 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbors, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it's New Zealand's largest and busiest city. The morning tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklanders live and play. Watch out for Queen Street, Auckland University, the inner park known as Domain, picturesque Posonby, Harbor Bridge, North Shore, Mount Victoria, Westhaven Marina, the Auckland Fish Market, and the Viaduct Harbor.

In the afternoon, take a 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland to the Arataki Center at the Waitakere Ranges, the gateway to the rainforest, for panoramic views of the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. 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.

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

  • 3-hour morning city tour

  • Entry to Arataki Center

  • Visit to black sand beach

  • Guided rainforest walk

  • Refreshments

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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