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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

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
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
From US$120.65
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
From US$120.65
Overview
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 (34)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
One of a Kind tour Guide

I want to give a great big shout out for one of the best tour guides we encountered on our vacation to New Zealand. Brett treated us to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Wild West. I recommend him if you want to...More

Thank Lakelady4411
Reviewed 3 days ago
See A Lot In A Short Time

We really enjoyed our half-day tour of the mountains and coast west of Auckland with Brett. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and accomplished photographer. He even emailed us photographs he had taken during our tour (for free!). The lunch included in...More

Thank robertkH4924BH
Reviewed 6 days ago
Best of the West

This tour was definitely the highlight of our 4 week tour of Australia and New Zealand. Brett was extremely knowledgeable and led us on many hikes in the beach and bush, and the amazing photographs that both couples were able to get were fantastic. It...More

Thank mamagarrison
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour of western beaches

Just returned from a tour of the western beaches with guide Brett and one other couple. The tour was fantastic. Brett is a great guide, very knowledgeable about all aspects of the area. We saw beautiful beaches, a waterfall, and an amazing kauri tree. Lunch...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Mary

Spent a great five hours with Brett and two other couples exploring the West Coast beaches outside of Auckland. Brett is extremely knowledgeable about the area, and was an enthusiastic guide. He also is a professional photographer and took lots of pics of us, which...More

Thank Mary I
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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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