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Coast and Rainforest Guided Eco-Tour from Auckland Including Lunch

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Overview

See the untamed beauty of New Zealand’s west coast on this North Island day trip from Auckland. Travel with a guide to the Waitakere Ranges, with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre overlook for views of the Tasman Sea out to the Pacific Ocean. Admire Maori carvings before a guided rainforest walk, then visit giant kauri trees and one of the area’s magnificent black sand beaches. Picnic lunch and light refreshments are included.
  • Travel to New Zealand's rugged west coast on this scenic and relaxing full-day tour from Auckland
  • Panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
  • Visit the Arataki Center, gateway to the Waitakere Ranges
  • See traditional Maori carvings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Auckland
Start your day trip to the windswept western coastline north of Auckland with pickup from your city hotel. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the Arataki Visitor Centre, considered the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, which contains more than 39,500 acres (16,000 hectares) of rugged coast and rainforest.

From the panoramic decks, enjoy sweeping views of the Tasman Sea extending all the way to the Pacific. View traditional Maori carvings on display while your guide focuses on the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Continue further west to the coastal rainforest and learn about native flora and fauna unique to New Zealand — 70 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Walk alongside giant tree ferns growing near the stream, then dig your toes in the black sands of one of the region’s notorious beaches, bordered by rocky outcrops. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch, served at a scenic location, before continuing your journey to an old-growth forest of giant kauri trees, some of them 1,000 years old. Listen for native birds as you walk among thee majestic giants, then re-board your vehicle for the return to Auckland.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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How long is Coast and Rainforest Guided Eco-Tour from Auckland Including Lunch?
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Approximately 7 hours long.
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What is the typical group size?
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Group sizes for Coast and Rainforest Guided Eco-Tour from Auckland Including Lunch are capped at a maximum of 9 travelers.
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What languages is Coast and Rainforest Guided Eco-Tour from Auckland Including Lunch offered in?
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Coast and Rainforest Guided Eco-Tour from Auckland Including Lunch is offered in English.

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Best Tour Around!
baldiaranciata
, Nov 2019
This was absolutely fantastic tour of views the nature of NZ. Our tour guide was fantastic. Would do again on my next trip to New Zealand!
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Many beautiful views
Wanderer61490300136
, Apr 2019
We had a great time second different beaches and doing a variety of short hikes to see a lot of new Zealands beauty! We learned a lot about new Zealand history and plant and wild life. The guide was very passionate about perserving new Zealands natural beauty and was a pleasure to be around
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Full-day small group tour through...
Eileen D
, Sep 2018
Full-day small group tour through forest and black sand beaches. Stefan, our guide was very knowledgeable and equal parts naturalist, hiking guide and Rennaisance man. The all-day tour covers alot of ground, so be prepared to walk. Caution to those with bad joints/bad backs, as the terrain is often uneven and there are various uphill segments. Also alot of the roads are narrow and twisty, so be forewarned if you are prone to motion sickness. The views are spectacular, and worth the exertion. Walking onto the black sand beach was like walking on an alien planet. Highly recommend.
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This was a wonderful tour. Dawn was...
Tracey B
, May 2017
This was a wonderful tour. Dawn was our guide. I was a little uncertain about the trip because the weather promised rain during the day, but we still were able to see a lot of nature as the rain came and went. Very easy going tour. We hit the major highlights but never felt like I was on a schedule or someone else's schedule. Learned a great deal about the areas we visited and a lot about New Zealand during short hikes and our van rides. I would recommend to anyone who was interested in getting away from Auckland for a day, but doesn't want to commit to a lot of travel time to do so. So many wonderful pictures. A very calm, fun, beautiful day.
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Great all-day tour outside Auckland...
lauriekom
, Jan 2017
Great all-day tour outside Auckland to a surrounding temperate rain forest and to the west coast. David was a excellent driver/tour guide, and found a wonderful secluded place for us to have lunch away from the beach because it was a day with unusually high winds.
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We did two tours with Bush and Beach...
tboldemann
, Jan 2017
We did two tours with Bush and Beach and they were both wonderful. Kevin is an awesome guide and really made the experience come to life for us. Seeing both the beach and the rainforest in the same day instilled in us the magnificence of Auckland. We highly recommend this tour experience to others!
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This tour was fantastic. Scenery was...
Amy O
, Dec 2016
This tour was fantastic. Scenery was beautiful and the hiking was perfect. Our tour guide, Kevin, was amazing---knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic. We loved it.
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Very knowledgeble guide with enthusiasm...
Maxwell R
, Aug 2016
Very knowledgeble guide with enthusiasm for his trip. A good choice
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Excellent tour. Sean was very...
Anne M
, Jul 2016
Excellent tour. Sean was very friendly and knowledgeable. I had a wanderful day, probably the best one day tour in my trip to NZ!
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This was one of the highlights of my...
Mae F
, Mar 2016
This was one of the highlights of my holiday in NZ. Our guide was knowledgeable and was able to answer our queries. We went to 3 different locations which showed us the main features of the sub tropical rainforest and it was hard to believe that we were so close to urban Auck!and. If you want to get up close to the natural environment of this area then this is the trip for you.

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