Want to experience Auckland's bustling city highlights as well as the tranquil rainforest and black sand beaches located in the Waitakere Ranges? This tour gives you the 'best of both worlds'.
Spend the morning exploring Auckland's central city and inner suburbs with a three-hour scenic tour on board a luxury coach. Your driver guide will point out highlights and keep you entertained and informed with commentary on Auckland's history, geography and culture. You'll cross the Harbour Bridge, see the sparkling Waitemata Harbour and visit popular destinations like the Auckland Domain, Viaduct Harbour, Parnell Village and Tamaki Drive.
Next, take a journey to the Waitakere Ranges, an impressive chain of hills bordering the west coast of Auckland. Your local guide will take you to the Arataki Visitor Centre, located in a lush native bush setting with panoramic views of the Manukau Harbour. Learn about the striking Māori carvings around the centre and what they represent, and get an overview of the many native birds and plants that call this region home.
With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, your eco-tour continues on to the lush rainforest. Listen out for the native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns.
During your West Coast Wilderness tour you'll make plenty of stops for photos, and stroll over the sand dunes of Piha, one of several black iron sand beaches on the west coast.
08:45am - Tour departs Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland
3-hour city tour, followed by coach transfer to Arataki Visitor Centre
5:30 pm - Tour returns to Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland