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
Recent Photos of this Tour
A frame to see clearlyPhoto by: Laurie B07 2012
View from Kare KarePhoto by: Allison DAustralia, 12 2009
Somewhere over the rainbowPhoto by: Laurie B07 2012
View from Fort VictoriaPhoto by: Allison DAustralia, 12 2009
View from Arataki CentrePhoto by: Allison DAustralia, 12 2009
Piha BeachPhoto by: Allison DAustralia, 12 2009
Kauri TreePhoto by: Allison DAustralia, 12 2009
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.
Reviewed by wayne m, March 2013
In spite of the drizzly weather, this was a wonderful tour. Alexander was the guide for the morning tour of Auckland - he was excellent. Wayne and Dion took over for the afternoon, when we went to the rain forest and volcanic beach. They also were excellent. All three were informative and entertaining! We enjoyed the day very much.
Reviewed by Daryl C, March 2013
Excellent day tour around Auckland city and wilderness tour, both guides were very knowledgable and friendly highly recommended