Experience the wonders of nature in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, on this eco tour in New Zealand. The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park is only 30 kilometres from downtown Auckland and is the city’s largest regional park. The rugged west coast beaches of Waitakere Ranges are a favorite with tourists, like the black sand Piha beach and Karekare beach, where scenes from Jane Campion’s The Piano were filmed.
The Arataki Centre is perched high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges and affords breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings. In the lush rainforest walk the easy bush tracks amongst giant tree ferns and view New Zealand’s famous ancient kauri trees. Unwind by a spectacular cascading waterfall. Move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.
Follow a nature tail in the rugged terrain of Waitakere Ranges and discover firsthand the beauty of New Zealand
You will be picked up from your inner city accommodation in Auckland by your English speaking driver guide and taken in an air-conditioned vehicle to the city’s largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges.
Visit the Arataki Visitors Centre, on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges on the Scenic Drive. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean from here. The centre also has some impressive Maori carvings which are a must see.
Continue to the rainforest of Waitakere and walk along easy bush tracks amongst giant ferns. You will also see New Zealand’s famous Kauri trees.
Later visit the rugged west coast of this regional park and Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your inner city accommodation.
Wonderful, informative guide who really knew his stuff and made everything so interesting. Amazing scenery - 1000+ year old trees, waterfall, beaches etc. Highly re... BETHEA WILLIAMS
My review simple, just me and the tour guide,I was the only one that went on that tour that afternoon,forgot driver name ,know his sir name was Dunn young gentleman very nice... campbell shanks
1230h (12:30 pm)
Duration: 5 hours
Your central city accommodation in Auckland. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your inner city accommodation in Auckland
Don’t forget your camera and sunglasses. Wear suitable outdoor clothing & sturdy and comfortable footwear.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
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