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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
From US$122.14
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
From US$122.14
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 (46)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good way to get off the beaten path and see the Western Beach and Hills

Read all the positive reviews and you will get an overall sense that this is a good way to see the Western side of Auckland with a fun loving and experienced guide. Brett has been a professional photographer but more than that he has prepped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Thor54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Superior Guide Brett Lees

I was referred to Brett by several different friends who are WIDELY traveled and they have toured with Unique Visions. Brett was so much fun and very knowledgeable. But the REAL BONUS here is that he is an expert and HIGHLY sought after photographer. He...More

1  Thank SherylG243
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome Tour!

Brett is the man. Doing the half day tour, we were already squeezing a lot into a few hours and Brett made everything we wanted to happen and more! He knows everything about anything; answering all our questions and giving us information throughout the drives,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank mmi2pc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Good Tour

Good tour with guide Brett. Very knowledgeable of the area and personal guy. Plus Brett is a good photographer. Enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 12 December 2018

My mom and I really enjoyed this tour with Brett. He was very knowledgable and friendly and provided us with professional photographs he took of us. A wonderful experience and very happy I booked this tour!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mariambeckman
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5 January 2019|
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Response from SherylG243 | Reviewed this property |
Guests were returning to their hotels between 4:00 & 5:00pm
28 July 2018|
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Response from jralbosky | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up at the hotel between 8-8:30 and dropped off at at about 2-3 in the afternoon