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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

  • See it all: stunning views of the Waitakere Ranges and west coast beaches
  • Do it all: hike, swim, beachcomb, bird-watch, learn about Maori heritage
  • Great value: hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transportation included
Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
With its soaring sea cliffs, ancient forests, and windswept beaches, the west coast is one of the most scenic areas of New Zealand’s North Island. This half-day tour from Auckland takes in the highlights, including the Arataki Center, Karekare Waterfall, Piha Beach, and Cascade Kauri Park. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation, lunch, and personalized attention from your guide on this escape from the city to New Zealand’s wild west.
What to Expect

After pickup from your Auckland hotel, leave the city and head south along the west coast in an air-conditioned minivan. The first stop of the day is at the Arataki Visitor Centre in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, where you learn more about the region’s geology, wildlife, and Maori heritage. 

Continue to Piha Beach, a surfing hot spot, where you stroll along black sands and paddle in the Tasman Sea. After lunch at a local café, continue to Karekare Beach and, if you like, swim in the cool waters beneath the falls. Finally, stop at Cascade Kauri Park for a leisurely guided hike, looking out for birds and other wildlife, and marveling at the gigantic kauri trees—some of which are hundreds of years old. 

After your outdoor adventure, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour!

This tour was the highlight of my visit to Auckland. Beautiful sights, insightful commentary... everything I could ask for.

Thank JohnG3356
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour

We had an awesome tour with Brett and thanks to him we got to see beautiful spots near Auckland!! Definitely worth it and I can totally recommend it:)

Thank emmalang123
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Great Tour - Highly Recommend

Brett gave us (self, wife and father) a wonderful half day tour. He is so knowledgeable of the area and gave us great details on the plants, trees and wildlife. He also took the time to explain the geological history of the area as well...More

1  Thank Wade N
Reviewed 22 June 2018
Accidental Bucket LIst Items Ticked; Oh, and Really Fantastic Too

I booked this tour for a few reasons: 1. They accepted me as a solo traveler. In the off season, I was having difficulty getting any structured tours 2. It was different than most (all?) of the other tours I found 3. I knew NZ...More

1  Thank tungstencoil
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile
Phenomenal tour!

We were only stopping in New Zealand briefly on our way to Australia to visit friends. We didn’t have a lot of time there, so we wanted to make the most of our short visit and find a way to get out of town and...More

Thank Sightseer596867
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We were picked up at the hotel between 8-8:30 and dropped off at at about 2-3 in the afternoon
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