5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Experience the best sights of Auckland City in the morning combined with an afternoon wilderness experience.


  • Discover the highlights of Auckland and escape to the rainforest on this full-day tour
  • Visit the Arataki Center, gateway to the Waitakere Ranges
  • Admire traditional Maori carvings
  • Breathtaking views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Auckland

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What You Can Expect

Best Auckland Highlights combined with Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour

Auckland Highlights combined with Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour

Auckland is set on 48 dormant volcanic cones and between two harbors, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it's New Zealand's largest and busiest city. Your morning tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights as well as see how Aucklanders live and play.

Join the wilderness experience in the afternoon to continue your tour. Just 30 kilometres from downtown Auckland is the city's largest Regional Park - the Waitakere Ranges. Visit the Arataki Centre where you enjoy spectacular views back to the city and of both harbours. Admire the magnificent Maori carvings that stand guard there. Continue on to the wild and rugged west coast where you have the opportunity to stroll on an unspoiled beach. Here you learn about the fascinating local history and flora and fauna of the region from your guide. A short journey brings you to the lush rainforest where you walk amongst giant tree ferns and hear native birds. This gives a true insight and feel for our unspoiled native forest, a classic Kiwi experience. Visit a magnificent specimen of New Zealand's famous Kauri trees.

This unique small group tour operator is a 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 New Zealand 2007 Small Tourism Business Operator Award.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What a great trip and beautiful scenery with a great , knowledgeable and friendly guide, Allan Clark

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

the tour was great and the people in charge were really helpful and made it an all round great day .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great experience, awesome tour! Our guides Dawn and Allen were very informative and funny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

I really enjoyed the combination of City and Wilderness experiences offered by this tour. Our guide/driver Tony was hugely enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Amazing tour. Guides were excellent and I would go again if I get back to Auckland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We truly enjoyed this tour. It was a wonderful introduction to NewZealand.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

My friend and I loved the combo Auckland Highlights and Wilderness Eco-Tour. Dion was our guide in the morning. He was very kind, professional and enthusiastic about showing us a great overview of Auckland. Sean was our guide in the afternoon. He was equally as nice, informative, enthusiastic and professional. We loved every minute of the tour. It was a great way to spend our first day in New Zealand and our only day in Auckland. I would highly recommend this tour company and would definitely look them up again when returning to N.Z.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Our guide, Dawn, picked us up promptly from our hotel and proceeded to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for Aukland the entire time! We made fun stops and felt we had a wonderful overview of Aukland including the coast, suburbs, fish market, eco sanctuary and so much more. Great day and one we would really recommend to those on short visits to Aukland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Thank you for an amazing day, informative and very friendly guides, this tour takes in so much a must for a short stay in beautiful Auckland

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