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Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland

  • See black-sand beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and rain forest in one day
  • Learn all about the plants, animals, and ecosystems of the North Island
  • Discover the natural beauty of New Zealand right on Auckland’s doorstep
Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland
From US$110.00
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Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour from Auckland
From US$109.97
Spend an afternoon visiting top natural attractions, including Black Sand Beach, in the Waitakere Ranges and the North Island’s rugged west coast on a tour from Auckland. Stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre for views that stretch from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea, and hear commentary from your guide about Maori history and New Zealand’s wildlife. This guided tour showcases the great outdoors just outside of Auckland.
What to Expect

Start with pickup from your Auckland hotel, then relax during the 30-minute drive to your first destination, the Arataki Visitor Centre, gateway to the Waitakere Ranges. Here, see traditional Maori carvings and get great photo ops of the rain forest, Tasman Sea, and Pacific Ocean. Then hear from your guide about the region’s history and ecosystem as you head to the North Island’s wild west coast. Enjoy time to walk along Black Sand Beach and check out its distinctive black sand.

Continue to a lush rain forest for a leisurely nature walk that passes giant tree ferns where a variety of birds live. Your guide points out native flora and fauna along the way. After five hours in the beautiful outdoors, your tour ends with hotel drop-off back in Auckland.

This tour operator won the Tourism Export Council 2016 Operator of the Year Award.

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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed May 11, 2018

We did a half day tour of Waitakere. It was a small coach with only 5 of us. We made a variety of stops in the area including a waterfall and the rainforest. There was quite a bit of walking, so keep that in mind...More

Thank Traveler5280
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile
Bush and Beach

Excellent half day tour with David our Guide.Beautiful bush walk through forrest to waterfalls and amazing black sandy beaches.Perfect half day tour . Would definitely recommend 😊

Thank weedgie123
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile
Great experience

This tour takes you to some gorgeous locations, through the rain forest and to a gorgeous black sand beach. The tour guides, Stefan and Warren were very nice, packed with lots of interesting information and the trip was an overall excellent experience.

Thank Irina H
Reviewed March 28, 2018
"Excellent Tour"

Wilderness Tour with Lush green rainforests, Waterfalls, Black sand beach...was both entertaining and educational.

Thank Victory S
Reviewed March 27, 2018
Beautiful Scenery

This tour offers a bit of everything - lush, green rainforests, flowing waterfalls, and serenity at a black sand beach. It was a great way to escape the city and spend the afternoon seeing some of the natural diversity of New Zealand. Wayne and Norm...More

Thank Carrie S
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May 16, 2018|
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Response from Sherry B | Reviewed this property |
They do pick up at select hotels - it would be best to check with tour company to see which hotels are included and where the closest pick up point for you would be.