Auckland City Highlights, Afternoon Beach & Rainforest Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    The Grand by SkyCity, 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tours departs daily from selected Auckland hotels/accommodation and returns to the or.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This tour combines the best of Auckland city with the best of Auckland nature in the afternoon. The Auckland City tour is an easy morning introduction to the diverse city of Auckland. The tour has plenty of photo opportunities and includes the views from Mount victoria in Devonport which are not to be missed. The afternoon nature tour is a great introduction to New Zealand nature and visits some stunning scenery of rainforest and beaches. Easy walking tracks and dramatic coastlines are only a short drive from Auckland city centre. Our experienced guides and small group size means you will be well looked after.


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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Your morning Auckland city tour is designed to explore the history and sights of the city as well as see how Aucklanders live and play. Auckland is set on over 50 dormant volcanos and between two harbours. Known as the City of Sails, its New Zealands largest and busiest city. This small group city tour includes stops at iconic landmarks such as Mount victoria in Devonport and Westhaven marina.

Your afternoon eco tour is spent in the Waitakere ranges. In just 30 minutes you leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquillity of the rainforest.

Travel to the Arataki Centre, an information centre built high on the ridge of the Waitakere ranges. From here you get breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean.

Continue on to the lush rainforest where you walk the easy tracks among giant tree ferns and view New Zealands famous kauri trees and silver ferns.

Move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand of Piha beach beneath your feet as you stroll along one of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. The perfect Auckland day trip.

During the afternoon we also include a New Zealand style afternoon tea including biscuits and tea and coffee or juice.

This unique small group tour operator is a Gold Level Certified Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity and provides expert guided eco-tours in the greater Auckland region - a company delivering a quality product focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Winner of the Tourism Export Council 2016 Operator of the Year Award.


Auckland city hotel pickup and drop-off

Walk on a black sand beach

Rainforest guided nature walk

Local guide

Afternoon tea


Lunch (can be purchased on the tour for an additional cost)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

The tour is suitable for all ages and abilities. It includes 2 hours of light walking.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Mar-2017

    Had Alexander in the morning for the City tour and David and Jeff in the afternoon for the west coast tour. It was a great day of touring and we felt we really got to see Auckland and surroundings on our one day in the city. All 3 guides worked hard to stay on schedule and were a wealth of information all day long. A really exceptional experience! The smaller group size made for an enjoyable day out with plenty of time to see the sights.

  • 01-Feb-2017

    I was very impressed with the tour guide. It was a small group of people but all of us felt very informed and rewarded by the experience.

  • 01-Oct-2016

    Our guide was an excellent combination of humour and information .....Never a dull moment. A great way to start our holiday in New Zealand. I very much enjoyed seeing the city as well as experiencing the west coast and countryside. An excellent tour!

  • 22-Jul-2016

    Excellent tour and breathtaking scenery! Both guides Alin and Warren were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They both went out of their way to make the experience memorable.

  • 01-May-2016

    If you have limited time in Auckland, this is the one tour you should consider it give you an overview of ALL of Auckland not just the city as Auckland stretches coast to coast.

  • 07-Apr-2016

    This Auckland Highlights part of this tour was disappointing! The guy that drove us around the city was a bit dry and very much into pointing out areas of the city where he lived during college. At times it seemed awkward when we got out of the van to look at things when there was not much to look at.

    The afternoon Wilderness Experience was wonderful. The guide was very knowledgeable and made things interesting along the way. She was able to give us a true insight into the areas we traveled and what we were seeing.

  • 03-Apr-2016

    Very enjoyable day.Guides both morning and afternoon knowledgeable and helpfull.Really enjoyed the whole experience and would highly recommend it.

  • 18-Feb-2016

    This is a fabulous tour. It was so great that the Hop-On Hop off tour was not needed since this tour gave a close up and personal tour of the area. It was fantastic and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great tour of Auckland and the surrounding area.

  • 17-Jan-2016

    Very entertaining tour guides, the hike in the afternoon was the highlight of this tour for me. Good variety of activities - we saw parts of Auckland that wouldn't otherwise have been accessible to us without a car. The small coach size was also a bonus.

  • 11-Jan-2016

    Great tour guide and sights..very educational..

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