Waitakere Ranges

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  • Auckland City, Beaches & Rainforest Premium Small Group Tour

    1. Auckland City, Beaches & Rainforest Premium Small Group Tour

    Experience the best of Auckland, discovering the city sights in the morning exploring the wilderness of the coast and mountains in the afternoon. After morning pick-up from your hotel, encounter the highlights of the city and its history as you learn how Aucklanders live and play. Auckland is set on over fifty dormant volcanic cones and between two harbors, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau. Known as the City of Sails, it is New Zealand’s largest and busiest city. Spend the afternoon in the tranquillity of the Waitakere Ranges, just a 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland. Arrive at the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the rainforest, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the traditional Maori carvings that stand guard.  With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, continu...

    The guides, David and Kevin, were excellent and made it a fantastic day. I enjoyed learning so much about Auckland and New Zealand

  • West Coast & Waitakere Ranges Guided Wilderness Walk

    2. West Coast & Waitakere Ranges Guided Wilderness Walk

    Join a full-day guided wilderness walk along Auckland’s famous West Coast. As you take in the stunning scenery, explore walking trails that are off the beaten tourist track and feel the real essence of New Zealand! Auckland's West Coast and the Waitakere Ranges are famous for their amazing scenery, black sand beaches, and subtropical rainforest showcasing some very special native Flora and Fauna. Your highly-qualified guide, who knows these ranges extremely well, will take you to some of the most spectacular parts of the region and introduce you to some real hidden gems. After pick-up from your Auckland city accommodation, you will drive out West, leaving behind beautiful Auckland as you pass through Titirangi, which translates to "Fringe of Heaven" in the local Maori language. Titirangi has several nice cafes and bakeries in which the locals love to spend time. Then enter the beautifu...

  • Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Tour from Auckland

    3. Waitakere Ranges Wilderness Experience Tour from Auckland

    A 30-minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, a ridge of hills separating Auckland from its surf-fringed west coast. Here the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the soft, black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer. With your knowledgeable and experienced guide, your eco-tour continues with an easy walk in the lush rainforest where native birdsong fills the air as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns. Because New Zealand has been cut off for millions of years fro...

    Amazing experiences! Our guide Dave was very informative and gave us lots of information throughout the whole trip! A must do if you really like nature walks.

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What people are saying about Waitakere Ranges

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 235 reviews

Amazing experiences! Our guide Dave was very informative and gave us lots of information throughout the whole trip! A must do if you really like nature walks.

Our driver and tour guides, Kevin and Ollie, were excellent! They were very knowledgeable and great fun! This is a great tour for the entire family!

Tony and Rich to are superb guides. We can rank them among the best we have encountered during extensive travels. Highly recommend!!

The guides, David and Kevin, were excellent and made it a fantastic day. I enjoyed learning so much about Auckland and New Zealand

We had an amazing time with Tony, Ollie and Tamara. Would definitely recommend this tour and this tour company