Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour Including Lunch From Auckland

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up hotels in Auckland City.
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to your Auckland accommodation
  • 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.

Overview

Escape the city and discover the best of New Zealands western coastline on this half-day tour including lunch from Auckland. Spin along New Zealands rugged North Island shores with a guide, and stop at beautiful beaches such as Karekare and Piha. Learn of the countrys 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 Zealands diverse native wildlife. This tour includes round-trip travel from your Auckland hotel.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a professional photographer
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Following an 11:30am pickup at your Auckland hotel, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan for the 35-miute drive to the coast to begin your 5-hour sightseeing tour.

First, visit the Arataki Center and admire panoramic views over the Waitakere ranges to the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. Discover extensive displays of local wildlife, and gain insight into the struggles faced by New Zealands early settlers.

Head onward to Piha beach renowned for its great surf and black sands and dip your toes into the cold Tasman Sea. Then, enjoy a wholesome lunch in a local caf before heading onward to Karekare Beach home to natural attractions including a freshwater waterfall.

Delve into the Cascade Kauri Park in the heart of the Waitakere ranges, and follow your guide along winding hiking trails through dense forest. Along the way, gain insight into New Zealands flora and fauna, and perhaps discover native wildlife in the treetops.

When your time in the Cascade Kauri Park comes to an end, return in comfort to your Auckland hotel to conclude your tour.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Lunch

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    Brett was an amazing tour guide! He took us to some amazing places and was very imformative about each area we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour to others. He also brought his own camera and took photos which he provided/shared.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Brett was an amazing tour guide! He took us to some amazing places and was very imformative about each area and of New Zealand. Definitely book this activity, we caught a bad day of rain and Brett did not deter us from doing anything but encouraged us. He also has his own camera that he will happily take photo's of you.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Brett is very knowledgeable about the Bush, both geology and biology. Don’t think lecture but interesting facts. The scenery was beautiful and it was wonderful to see the NZ countryside, and coast.
    He was excellent in every way.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Brett was an excellent host. He was extremely informative and his choice for the lunch stop was outstanding. He even took photos of us and emailed them to us. This was a nice extra. I liked that this was a small group and he could tailor the trip to our needs.

  • 04-Feb-2020

    Brett was super friendly, the tour was well planned and organized, and I really loved the smaller group size!

  • 28-Oct-2019

    This tour was the highlight of our trip to Auckland! We were driven to the west coast - over the mountains - to beautiful beaches, cliffs and mountains. Brett was an excellent guide. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. A wonderful Kiwi to know! Thank you Brett for making our trip so enjoyable.

  • 26-Aug-2019

    I highly recommend this tour. Our trip had gone great but I hadn't really seen any beach or rainforest magic yet and was so glad when we got exactly that and more on our tour. Brett was a wonderful guide as he accommodated for my arthritis by designing each walk/hike for what our group needed. He is also a trained photographer and can get you those instagram-worthy shots of you as a couple so this is a great trip to book of you want a couple of great professional shots of the two of you! The spot for lunch was perfect and there is no way to explain the beauty of the black sand beaches--WOW! The rainforest waterfall he brought us to was probably the best of our entire two week trip. Thank you, Brett, for making our day so special. We really had such a great time in the rainforest and on the beaches!

  • 01-Aug-2019

    Fantastic tour! We visited numerous places on the west coast, hiked to the top of a cliff overlooking the wild waters below, all the sights made for great photos!

  • 22-Apr-2019

    This was a wonderful, scenic tour. Brett was very knowledgable about the area and was helpful when navigating the sometimes difficult terrain. He gears the tour to the group that he has, which is great. Would definitely go on again.

  • 13-Mar-2018

    Great tour with Brett! He picked us up and after picking up a few more guests ... we headed West. It was a rainy day but it really didn’t stop us from seeing the amazing sites. I’m so glad we did this tour so our kids could experience more than just the city of Auckland. Lunch was fantastic too!

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