Wilderness Experience half-day nature tour
City activities

Wilderness Experience half-day nature tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Do this because
  • Experience New Zealand’s stunning wilderness and breathtaking nature scapes on a half-day tour from Auckland
  • Witness picturesque sceneries such as Maori Carvings, dazzling rainforests, Piha's black sand beach, and more
  • Take on easy walking tracks and strolls along dramatic coastlines with professional guides by your side
  • Enjoy a New Zealand style afternoon tea (coffee or juice available) including biscuits (cookies)
What to expect

Running every afternoon the ‘Wilderness Experience’ nature tour is a great introduction to New Zealand nature and visits some stunning scenery of rainforest and Piha’s black sand surf beach. Easy walking tracks and dramatic coastlines are only a short drive from Auckland city center. After being picked up at your hotel our first stop is at a visitor's center at the entrance to the largest native rainforest area around Auckland. The Arataki visitors center has dramatic panoramic views across the rainforest and both of Auckland’s harbors as well as views back to Auckland City. The visitors center is also home to some traditional Māori carvings and your guide will talk about them and explain their significance for the area.

Continue on to the lush native rainforest where you walk the easy tracks among giant tree ferns. See and find out about the famous New Zealand silver fern, manuka, and kauri trees as your guide talks about what makes New Zealand's nature so unique. We then move on to experience the power of the rugged west coast. We stop at a stunning viewpoint overlooking Piha beach and the Tasman Sea before going down to the black sand beach. There you get the chance to stroll along with one of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer and watch the surf waves rolling in.

During the afternoon we also include a New Zealand style afternoon tea including biscuits (cookies), manuka honey and tea, and coffee or juice. When time and traffic allow we also go to see an 800-year-old kauri tree.

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What's included
  • Afternoon tea
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
What's not included
  • Food
Reduced price
  • Children (age 2-11)
  • Infant (age 0-1): free admission
Where
Meeting point:

Pick-up from your hotels in Auckland. You will indicate your pickup location at checkout and confirm your pickup time and location directly with the local operator.

What to remember
  • Infant aged 0 -1 can join this activity free of charge provided they will not occupy separate seats
  • Please confirm your pickup time and location with the local operator prior to the tour. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
  • Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for persons with impaired physical mobility or those in wheelchairs
  • Light and comfortable clothing (preferably dry-fit material) and walking shoes

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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • Please be ready at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the pickup time
  • Tour ends at 5:30pm
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Provider
Bush and Beach
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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