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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

  • 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
Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
From US$123.16
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
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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 (40)
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Reviewed yesterday

My mom and I really enjoyed this tour with Brett. He was very knowledgable and friendly and provided us with professional photographs he took of us. A wonderful experience and very happy I booked this tour!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mariambeckman
Reviewed yesterday
fun , friendly and professional

it is great tour with Lissa . very nice ,fun and well take care . we enjoyed great memories . must do

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Monika E
Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome tour

Brett did an amazing job on our half day tour of the west coast of the north island. We arrived in New Zealand the night before so what a great way to start off our trip. He took taught us so much about the culture,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank debbie23s
Reviewed 1 week ago
Outstanding Excursion!!!

Lissa provided us with an excellent tour. An awesome, unique, educational, personal, and memorable trip. As an added feature, Lissa provided us with some remarkable photos demonstrating her professional photographic expertise. A great memorial to a great experience by a great tour host. Anyone taking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jgkris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing half day tour with Brett. It was amazing the places that he chose to show for the tour, as well as his personality. He is very friendly and smiley dude. You can go to all these places basically with whoever you'd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ElVic12345
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28 July 2018|
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Response from jralbosky | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up at the hotel between 8-8:30 and dropped off at at about 2-3 in the afternoon