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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland provided by Bush and Beach

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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

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Spend an afternoon visiting top natural attractions, including Piha Beach and Waitakere Ranges rainforest on an afternoon tour from Auckland. Stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre for views that stretch from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea, and hear commentary from your guide about Maori history and New Zealand’s wildlife. This guided tour showcases the great outdoors just outside of Auckland.
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SkyCity Grand Hotel
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  • 1
    Arataki - Waitakere Ranges
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Waitakere Ranges
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Piha Beach
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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You'll end at
SkyCity Grand Hotel
90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandIf you have not confirmed an inner city hotel pick up with us then our central meeting point is SkyCity Grand Hotel (90 Federal Street). However you must confirm with us that you are meeting us at this point before 10am on day of travel. Please call to confirm - freephone 0800 423 224
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  • See black-sand beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and rain forest in one day
  • Learn all about the plants, animals, and ecosystems of the North Island
  • Discover the natural beauty of New Zealand right on Auckland’s doorstep
  • Hassle-free: enjoy convenient pickup and drop-off at your Auckland hotel
What to Expect
Start with a pickup from your Auckland hotel, then relax during the drive to your first destination, the Arataki Visitor Centre, the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges. Here, see traditional Maori carvings and get great photo ops of the rainforest, Tasman Sea, and Pacific Ocean. Then hear from your guide about the region’s history and ecosystem as you head to Auckland’s wild west coast. Enjoy time to walk along Piha Beach and check out its distinctive black sand. Continue to a lush rainforest for a leisurely nature walk that passes giant tree ferns where a variety of birds live. Your guide points out native flora and fauna along the way. After five hours in the beautiful outdoors, your tour ends with hotel drop-off back in Auckland. This tour operator won the Tourism Export Council 2016 Operator of the Year Award.
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Important Information
Departure Point
SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Visit Arataki Visitor Centre - gateway to the Waitakere Ranges
  • Visit Piha Beach
  • Enjoy afternoon tea refreshments - tea, coffee, juice and cookies
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Gratuities
  • Food
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with comfortable walking shoes
  • The tour is suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Although lunch is not included, the tour does stop at a local bakery if you wished to purchase some. Cash is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Bush and Beach
Frank Castle
Great views of nature
I booked last minute literally day/morning of; spoke to Alex on the phone who was awesome , and he told me
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coast and rainforest tour - fantastic- great guide
I joined a small group on Wednesday , and definitey recommend this tour. Our guide Sean was the best! He is a
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Lisa G
Excellent day
Kevin was an outstanding tour guide. Took our group of 6 to his favorite scenic places, providing interesting
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Absolutely wonderful day!
My wife and I took the Hobbiton/Waitomo Caves tour, leaving from our hotel in Auckland promptly at 6:45 a.m. For
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Michael G
Settle, United Kingdom
Tour organised trip
Excellent tour in a large mini bus with driver and additional guide. Extremely informative and did not rush anyone
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Emily C
Lovely half day tour with great guides
Dawn and Richard were really friendly and enthusiastic guides. I would have tipped them well only I don' normally
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Wellington, New Zealand
A good, varied tour
This was a good tour - very interesting and helpful for anyone who doesn't know Auckland and the surrounding
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Great guides and a good trip.
Seeing the tree ferns and the Kauri trees were my favorites, but the birds and the beach were wonderful, too. I
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Martin T
Adelaide, Australia
Room to move
Great tour run very well. Travel time is bus is not too bad with regular stops and time to explore the sights.
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Millfield, Australia
Amazing day out.
Loved it, so worth it. Ryan our tour guide/driver down and back was very informative and had the whole bus having
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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