Afternoon Piha Beach And Rainforest Tour From Auckland

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    12:30 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere ranges on this 5 hour afternoon eco-tour.
You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Visitor Centre. From the Arataki Centre take in panoramic views extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean and absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.
From here enjoy a walk in the rainforest before visiting an beautiful black sand beach for a walk on the soft sand.
Afternoon refreshments are provided along with full commentary from our driver guides.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Visitor Centre. From the Arataki Centre take in panoramic views extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean and absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.

Continue further west with your knowledgeable and highly experienced guide to New Zealand's wild and rugged West Coast where you get to experience the power of nature. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along one of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

Your tour concludes with a short journey to the lush rainforest where you can walk the easy bush tracks among New Zealand's giant tree ferns and hear native birds.

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.


Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off

Guided rainforest walk

Visit Arataki Visitor Centre - gateway to the Waitakere Ranges

Visit Piha Beach

Coffee and/or Tea - Enjoy afternoon tea refreshments - tea, coffee, juice and cookies

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with comfortable walking shoes

The tour is suitable for all ages and abilities

Although lunch is not included, the tour does stop at a local bakery if you wished to purchase some. Cash is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

Minimum TWO adults required for this tour to run.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Nov-2022

    Wayne was one of the most knowledgable and passionate tour guides I have ever toured with. I loved the tour. It was one of the tours you never wanted to end.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    Wayne and Jason were really fun and knowledgable. They loved the nature and enjoyed sharing their love of nature and their country. Wayne had a delightful sense of humor.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    Very informative tour: A very enjoyable afternoon tour – learning how close the west coast and rainforests are to Auckland city. Very knowledgeable guide, with plenty of informative commentary, many photographic stops and very welcome cuppa and Anzac Biscuits at Piha Beach. Quite an interesting stop at Piha Beach – we had been warned not to turn our backs on the sea due to rogue waves (I think he was serious) – investigated the iron particles in the black sand using a magnet. So different to our white beaches in Australia.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Wayne was an excellent guide very friendly and knowledgeable. Pick up was 10 min early than expected we were already waiting and we liked the fact that they run on a very good schedule and timing. The stop at the bakery was a plus, highly recommend the pies they were delicious, must try a few things even if you had lunch. The view from the waitkere was breathtaking, the rainforest was relaxing and a nice walk to interact with nature, Piha beach was great sand is hot but nothing to crazy we took off our shoes and enjoyed the walk, the water was cold but worth putting your feet in. Highly recommended. Take lots of pictures you will see beautiful scenery on the way there and back.

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Outstanding guides Murray and Tanya. Passionate about their country. Could not have been better. Highly recommend.

  • 21-Oct-2022

    A fantastic day, the black beaches were beautiful, as was the ocean. A great place to spend some time. Also, the forest trek was beautiful, as was the view point. A great day out!

  • 18-Oct-2022

    This was an amazing tour. Our guides were informative of the area, friendly, helpful, and so fun to be with. The shuttle was comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed the friendship extended to us. Piha beach was amazing.

  • 15-Oct-2022

    I had an absolutely incredible time with my tour guides, Tony and Tanya! They were both incredibly knowledgeable about New Zealand and were amazing guides! The most memorable part for me was spending time at Piha Beach! I also loved the walk we did in Piha to look at some of New Zealand’s native forest. Absolutely breathtaking!

  • 13-Oct-2022

    Walking on the beach was lovely and our guide was very pleasant and informative. I recommend this tour.

  • 30-Sep-2022

    Great afternoon. Fun guide. Nice to get out of downtown Auckland to see new neighborhoods. Recommended

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