Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland
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Coast and Rainforest Walk Eco-Tour from Auckland

1 day
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About this activity
After pick up from your city centre hotel you have a short (30min) drive to the Arataki Visitor Centre – gateway to the coastal rainforest. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over the rainforest back to the city and across to Auckland’s southern harbour. 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. 
Your eco-tour includes a guided walk in an area of original rainforest where ancient kauri trees tower over the unique trees and plants that have developed separately from the rest of the world for millions of years. Your experienced guide will explain about the local plants and animals as you stroll through the forest. 
Next your guide will take you out to the west coast to enjoy a kiwi-style picnic lunch at a scenic location. After lunch walk the clifftop tracks with stunning views along the coast and out across the Tasman Sea. 
Then walk in regenerating rainforest with giant tree ferns and palm trees growing alongside the picturesque stream to unwind by a spectacular cascading waterfall. 
During the day you go to an awe-inspiring west coast beach where you can stroll along the soft black sand, watch the surf waves crashing in and feel the clear ocean breeze. 
As well as keeping you entertained and informed your guide will make sure you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and make sure there are lots of photo opportunities. This tour company have been running tours in this area for over 30 years so you will be being looked after by the local experts 
This unique small group tour operator is a Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity and provides expert guided eco-tours in the greater Auckland region - a company delivering a quality product focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Winner of the Small Business Operator of the year for 2016 from the New Zealand Tourism Export Council
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Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Picnic lunch
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Not included
  • Gratuities
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate level of walking ability required.
  • Please advise your preferred lunch choice: chicken, roast beef or vegetarian filling in the special requirements box in the booking process
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Features
Tourism
80%
Cultural
55%
Sport
25%
Reviews
4.9
36
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tboldemann
5 | 2018-11-12

We did two tours with Bush and Beach and they were both wonderful. Kevin is an awesome guide and really made the experience come to life for us. Seeing both the beach and the rainforest in the same day instilled in us the magnificence of Auckland. We highly recommend this tour experience to others!

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Eileen D
5 | 2018-09-18

Full-day small group tour through forest and black sand beaches. Stefan, our guide was very knowledgeable and equal parts naturalist, hiking guide and Rennaisance man. The all-day tour covers alot of ground, so be prepared to walk. Caution to those with bad joints/bad backs, as the terrain is often uneven and there are various uphill segments. Also alot of the roads are narrow and twisty, so be forewarned if you are prone to motion sickness. The views are spectacular, and worth the exertion. Walking onto the black sand beach was like walking on an alien planet. Highly recommend.

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Tracey B
5 | 2017-05-19

This was a wonderful tour. Dawn was our guide. I was a little uncertain about the trip because the weather promised rain during the day, but we still were able to see a lot of nature as the rain came and went. Very easy going tour. We hit the major highlights but never felt like I was on a schedule or someone else's schedule. Learned a great deal about the areas we visited and a lot about New Zealand during short hikes and our van rides. I would recommend to anyone who was interested in getting away from Auckland for a day, but doesn't want to commit to a lot of travel time to do so. So many wonderful pictures. A very calm, fun, beautiful day.

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lauriekom
5 | 2017-01-28

Great all-day tour outside Auckland to a surrounding temperate rain forest and to the west coast. David was a excellent driver/tour guide, and found a wonderful secluded place for us to have lunch away from the beach because it was a day with unusually high winds.

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Maxwell R
5 | 2016-08-29

Very knowledgeble guide with enthusiasm for his trip. A good choice

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Maxwell R
5 | 2016-08-29

Very knowledgeble guide with enthusiasm for his trip. A good choice

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