Auckland Wilderness Experience

Forget the busy city during this half day Wilderness Experience. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea to the Waitamata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. Walk amongst giant tree ferns, see New Zealand's Kauri trees and stroll along a black sand beach before returning to Auckland early evening.

Auckland Wilderness Experience

First stop is at a visitors centre at the entrance to the rainforest. The Arataki visitors centre has dramatic panoramic views across the rainforest and both of Auckland’s harbours as well as views back to Auckland City. The visitors centre is also home to some traditional Maori carvings and your guide will talk about them and explain their significance for the area.

Continue on to the lush rainforest where you walk the easy tracks among giant tree ferns. See and find out about the famous New Zealand silver fern and kauri trees as your guide talks about what makes New Zealand 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 one of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer and watch the surf waves rolling in.

Tour Type: Activity
From: Auckland to Auckland
Departs: Daily
Duration: Allow 5 hours
Tour Code: DAKL04

Regions Visited

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Tour Inclusions

  • Visit Piha’s black sand beach
  • Guided walk in the rainforest
  • Views and Maori carvings at Arataki Visitor Centre
  • Afternoon tea


Season Adult Child  
1 October 2020 - 30 September 2021 $170 NZD $85 NZD Enquire / Book
Departure: Tour departs at 12.30pm.

Children: Child age is 2 - 11 years.

Additional notes:
  • Lunch is not included but there is the opportunity to purchase it enroute (cash required)
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