Coast And Rainforest Walk: Discover some of the stunning natural scenery around Auckland in this full day tour to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Enjoy breath-taking views over the Pacific Ocean then explore the isolated Western Coastal Region and go on a trek through the coastal rain forest. An experienced local guide will provide you with plenty of fascinating information about the local natural history and culture making for a truly unforgettable day.
After being picked up from your hotel and meting your guide, we'll head straight for the Arataki Visitor Information Centre, within Auckland's largest regional park, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Admire the breath-taking panoramic views down over the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. As you learn about the area’s fascinating history. Don’t miss the magnificent Maori carvings that stand guard there.
From here we’ll continue westwards, heading for New Zealand's wild and rugged West Coast. In the company of your experienced local guide you’ll go for a walk through a well-preserved area of Auckland's coastal rainforest as you learn all about the local flora and fauna. Stop to admire the giant tree ferns growing alongside picturesque streams in this regenerating rainforest. You’ll also get to visit a magnificently secluded West Coast beach where you can walk along the black sand and enjoy the bracing ocean breeze.
Then after a picnic lunch you’ll venture into an area of old growth rainforest with mature 1000 year old Kauri trees. Your guides will explain how New Zealand’s isolation means that 70% of the native plants are found nowhere else in the world. Learn all about the native species as you walk amongst the famous Kauri trees and native birds.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Hotel pick up in selected Auckland central city hotels.
Pick-up time: 9:45am.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start or opening time: 10am.