Discover the wilderness of the West Coast with this excellent-value experience!
Running every afternoon from Auckland, the Wilderness Experience will give you a great introduction to New Zealand nature and guide you to some stunning scenery of rainforest and beaches. Starting with pick-up from your hotel in Auckland, you'll head south-west to Arataki visitors centre, the entrance to the rainforest. From here you will enjoy dramatic panoramic views across the rainforest as well as get to see some traditional Maori carvings.
From here you will continue on to the lush rainforest walking along the easy tracks among giant tree ferns. You will see and find out about the famous New Zealand silver fern, manuka and kauri trees as your guide talks about what makes New Zealand nature so unique.
Then you'll move on to the rugged west coast. First stopping at a stunning viewpoint overlooking Piha beach and the Tasman Sea before going down to the black sand beach where you will get the chance to stroll along the beach and watch the the surf waves rolling in.
During the afternoon, you will enjoy a New Zealand style afternoon tea including biscuits (cookies), manuka honey, tea and coffee or juice. Afterwards it is time to head back to Auckland, exhausted but fulfilled following this epic afternoon. You'll be dropped off at your Auckland accommodation at approximately 5:30 pm.
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Transfers are available for certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.
If pick-up is not available from your hotel, we will provide you with a nearby pick-up location once your booking has been processed.
Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
As this is a shared transfer, there may be unforeseen delays along the pick-up or drop-off route.
Child ticket: Ages 2 - 11 years
Infants under the age of 2 can take part in this tour for free.
Tour times: departs Auckland at 12:30 pm, return at 5:30 pm
This tour requires a moderate level of physical fitness.
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
Small day bag
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.