Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges on this afternoon eco-tour.
You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the breathtaking Waitakere Ranges. From the Arataki Center 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.
- Admire the amazing Waitakere Ranges on this afternoon tour from Auckland
- Visit Arataki Center, gateway to the Waitakere Ranges
- Breathtaking panoramic views of the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean
- Enjoy light refreshments
- See native wildlife
- Local english-speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off from centrally located Auckland hotels
Recent Photos of This Tour
Black Sand Beach, West Coast ...Photo by: Maureen D
Tour guides with drinksPhoto by: Maureen D
Lion on the Black SandsPhoto by: Zico C
View of Auckland from a ...Photo by: Maureen D
View of BeachPhoto by: Maureen D
FallsPhoto by: Maureen D
Black Sand BeachPhoto by: Jamie S
USA, 09 2009
RainforestPhoto by: Jamie S
USA, 09 2009
View of the RangesPhoto by: Jamie S
USA, 09 2009
The great Kaurai trees, ...Photo by: Anonymous
What You Can Expect
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 amongst New Zealand's giant tree ferns and hear native birds.
This unique group tour operator has won the 2007 New Zealand Small Tourism Business Operator Award
I loved the tour. Our guide was friendly and full of stories. We saw a beautiful waterfall and beach, and I would highly recommend this trip for anyone with limited time in Auckland who wants to see more of the island!
Great tour! Pick up was on time. We visited the Waitakere Ranges lookout, had a quick walk to a nice waterfall, went to the black sand beach and went for a walk through a rainforest. Plenty of time for photos at each stop and walks were quite easy to suit to all fitness levels. Definitely recommend
Fantastic experience. Incredibly knowledgeable guide. We absolutely loved it. My wife and I agreed this was the best thing we did in Auckland. Book without hesitation.
Pick up was right on time. The group was small. The experience was very interactive with an excellent guide. The sights were varied and the beach was spectacular. It was well worth the money.
Great tour! The tour was informative and contained a variety of experiences including visiting a magnificent waterfall, black sand beaches and a trail through the Waitakere Ranges. Our guides were locals and loved what they do… it was a wonderful afternoon.
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the black sand beach was spectacular and rainforest awesome
Very informational and personal with gorgeous views!
This was a great tour. We had a small group, which made it even better. Our guide, Alan, was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable - his passion for his job really came through and made the experience all that much better. The timing of stops in the different places was good....everything was well thought out....lots of time for photos and time to just soak in the beautiful vistas. Good value for the price. I'd highly recommend this tour with Viator.
Sean, our tour guide was fantastic! He's really knowledgable and his love of the nature is very obvious. He made our tour fun and exciting. We all agreed that the bush and beach tour was the highlight of our Australia and New Zealand vacation. Thank you Sean for such a wonderful experience!!