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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

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Overview
Escape the city and discover the best of New Zealand’s western coastline on this half-day tour including lunch from Auckland. Spin along New Zealand’s rugged North Island shores with a guide, and stop at beautiful beaches such as Karekare and Piha. Learn of the country’s first settlers at the Arataki Center and admire panoramic views over the Waitakere Ranges to the Pacific Ocean. After lunch, follow hiking trails through the Cascade Kauri Park and discover New Zealand’s diverse native wildlife. This tour includes round-trip travel from your Auckland hotel.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Personalized guided experience: small group of up to 11 people
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up hotels in Auckland City.
Departure Time
11:30 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Tour returns to your Auckland accommodation
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A nice get away from the city. Brett knows his stuff and happily shares that knowledge with his passengers. If you have any issues with motion sickness, take meds before hitting the winding roads 😄. We had a full bus of 10 passengers. A little hard to hear Brett from the
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This was my favorite tour during my 10 day visit to NZ. Brett is an excellent guide for the places we visited, which included the stunning Piha Beach. He provided interesting commentary on Auckland and the surrounding areas. You don't need to be an expert photographer to join
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Brett was a great tour guide. They day was great we saw everything that was promised. Only 7 total people on the tour so very nice and small. Great value for the price.
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I decided on this tour based upon the 300+ excellent reviews of Unique Visions Tours, plus the fact that it covered the main sights of the Waitakere Ranges. I was picked up on time by Brett (the owner) from my hotel and was pleasantly surprised that I would be the only one on
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This tour was a money well spent. Brett was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable of where to go and facts on plants and history. Went on pathways that my husband and I would have never gone on if it was just us two. We would have just looked at the beach and left. He is
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Drepenas
10
If you can only do one thing in Auckland, you MUST do this! You will see everything worth seeing!
This was without a doubt one of the best tour experiences that my husband and I have ever had. Brett is without a
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WilliamB837
Lake Worth, Florida
23657
The Long and Winding Road(s)
A nice get away from the city. Brett knows his stuff and happily shares that knowledge with his passengers. If
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Happiness532465
72
Great Experience!
This was my favorite tour during my 10 day visit to NZ. Brett is an excellent guide for the places we visited,
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sias08
10
Half day tour from Auckland
Brett was a great tour guide. They day was great we saw everything that was promised. Only 7 total people on the
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Hopelesswanderer267
10
Amazing day!!
This was my favorite tour in Auckland! Brett was delightful and showed our group a lot of great spots - highly
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Dean C
10
Wonderful day!
We traveled a month in NZ and Australia. Brett was our favorite tour guide. Such a wonderful day at amazing
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D7861DXmariat
10
Incredible Experience
I only had one day in Auckland after flying in on an early morning flight. After seeing the Unique Visions tour
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Viktorija J
10
Unique experience
Definitely a unique vision which leads to unique experience! Brett shared with us some special spots on the wild
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sofiafcomo
Guilin, China
82
A wonderful day trip from Auckland
I did enjoyed this tour. The destinations are amazing. Brett is a very nice person and a good guide. Although I
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Yee747
England
104
Best of the West Tour (Half Day)
I decided on this tour based upon the 300+ excellent reviews of Unique Visions Tours, plus the fact that it
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plannersteve
Brampton, Canada
11555
Best for Last
Brett met us at our hotel in the morning and introduced himself and let us know that we were the only one's on the
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Kenan Y
20
The best trip we have had in Auckland west.
It's the best trip we have had in Auckland west. We got some of the great chances seeing the excellent views,
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Relax89661
20
Don’t miss this one!!
Brett was the Steve Erwin of the beach! Our trip was breathtaking. Highly recommended!!! Bring sun screen.
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maruzhenkova
Moscow, Russia
30
Good day!
It was a great day, totally worth the money. Guide Brett was very knowledgeable and shared it with me. Showed me
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adevim
1011
Amazing!
Amazing tour of beautiful spots along the west coast. I ended up being the only person on the tour but it was held
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