Auckland City, Beaches and Rainforest Tour

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Experience Highlights

Visit the highlights of the city of sails on an exciting 1-day tour of Auckland, combined with a beach and nature experience in the stunning Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll get a taste of what life is like for Aucklanders as you explore sights such as the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge .

Immerse yourself in the lush native flora and fauna on a relaxing walk along Piha Beach and through the forest, where you can admire the huge Kauri trees of the North Island. The tour includes return transport.

  • Experience a 1 day tour of Auckland, the beaches and rainforest.
  • Visit the Arataki Visitor Centre and Piha Beach.
  • Travel with round-trip transfers from centrally located city hotels
  • Enjoy delicious teas along the way

What’s included

  • Auckland City, Beaches and Rainforest Tour
  • Pick up and return to hotel in Auckland city centre.
  • Local guide
  • Visit Piha beach and walk through the rainforest

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Step by Step

Discover the best of Auckland on an exciting full day tour of the city, beaches and rainforest. A local guide will give you an insight into the region, as you wander through the lush rainforest and visit points of interest such as:

  • Queen Street: this is the most famous street in the city. From trendy shops and restaurants to historic buildings and street performers.
  • Ponsonby: a vibrant and diverse area known for its unique style and creative atmosphere. Filled with trendy boutiques, charming cafes, stylish bars and ethnic restaurants.
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge: iconic bridge with an impressive steel and concrete structure that connects downtown Auckland to the city's north shore.
  • Mount Victoria Reserve: beautiful park located in the heart of the city offering stunning panoramic views of Auckland and the harbour.
  • Narrow Neck Beach: golden sandy beach, crystal clear waters and panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City.
  • Westhaven Marina: known as the largest marina in the southern hemisphere, you will find a wide variety of boats, from luxury yachts to sailboats and fishing boats.
  • Auckland Domain: the largest park in Auckland, you will find large green areas, walking and jogging trails, and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
  • Parnell: an area that combines historical elegance with modernity. With cobbled streets, Victorian buildings and a variety of shops and cafes.
  • Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges: Auckland's largest regional park offering panoramic views of the city and the Tasman Sea. Learn about the flora, fauna and Maori culture of the region and interactive exhibits on history and ecology.
  • Piha Beach: volcanic black sand beach, with powerful surfing waves and rock formations. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from Lion Rock, explore the caves and tide pools, and relax on the beach surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

During your rainforest walk, you'll hear native birdsong and see ancient New Zealand kauri trees. Light refreshments of tea will be provided and you will have the option to buy your own food.

In order to ensure a comfortable experience from start to finish, the activity includes transport to and from the city centre hotels.

Reviews

4.9
· 447 Reviews
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    Phoenix
    5
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    The panoramic view from the Waitakere Hills is breathtaking, it left me speechless.
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    Thalia
    4
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    It was such a wonderful and memorable experience that I will never forget!
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    Demetrius
    5
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    I can't believe we saw a colony of seals along the way, it was really exciting.
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    Sariah
    4
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    The combination of exploring the nature and history of Auckland was an incredibly educational and exciting experience.
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