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Coast and Rainforest Guided Eco-Tour from Auckland Including Lunch

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    What to Expect
    Start your day trip to the windswept western coastline north of Auckland with pickup from your city hotel. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the Arataki Visitor Centre, considered the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, which contains more than 39,500 acres (16,000 hectares) of rugged coast and rainforest.

    From the panoramic decks, enjoy sweeping views of the Tasman Sea extending all the way to the Pacific. View traditional Maori carvings on display while your guide focuses on the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

    Continue further west to the coastal rainforest and learn about native flora and fauna unique to New Zealand — 70 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Walk alongside giant tree ferns growing near the stream, then dig your toes in the black sands of one of the region’s notorious beaches, bordered by rocky outcrops. 

    Enjoy a picnic lunch, served at a scenic location, before continuing your journey to an old-growth forest of giant kauri trees, some of them 1,000 years old. Listen for native birds as you walk among thee majestic giants, then re-board your vehicle for the return to Auckland.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Tour departs from selected Auckland hotels if your hotel is not in the list above please advise of Hotel name upon booking.
    Return point: Returns to original departure point
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Local guide
    • Light refreshments
    • Picnic lunch
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great day on this tour - learning about the birds and plant life in the rainforest outside of Auckland. Our guide Damion was very knowledgeable, showed us some amazing beaches and jungle walks and managed a lively conversation about Kiwi life.
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    I booked last minute literally day/morning of; spoke to Alex on the phone who was awesome , and he told me approximately what time my driver and tour guide, Damian, would pick me up. Overall excellent service from both workers. Tour was scenic and very good. I just wish we had a
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    Kevin was an outstanding tour guide. Took our group of 6 to his favorite scenic places, providing interesting information along the way.
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    Toured with Bush and Beach. We are from the USA and are avid travelers, many countries, many tours, many tour guides! I mention this because . . . We were thrilled and impressed with our tour and especially our guide, Damien. His attention to his group, his driving skills,
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    We had a great time joining our guide Erin on a tour of the Waitakere Ranges as well as the beach. Erin was an amazing tour guide- very knowledgeable, funny and easy going. She made sure that we always had enough water and sunscreen and kept us well informed about NZ history,
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    By: Bush and Beach
    Peter D
    Ottawa, Canada
    3224
    Must See
    Congratulations to Tamara and Erin on a fabulous afternoon outing. Tamara has a wealth of information on the flora
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    Jim S
    Auckland Central, New Zealand
    61
    Get out of the big city
    We had a great day on this tour - learning about the birds and plant life in the rainforest outside of Auckland.
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    Frank Castle
    43
    Great views of nature
    I booked last minute literally day/morning of; spoke to Alex on the phone who was awesome , and he told me
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    Nancy
    31
    coast and rainforest tour - fantastic- great guide
    I joined a small group on Wednesday , and definitey recommend this tour. Our guide Sean was the best! He is a
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    Lisa G
    30
    Excellent day
    Kevin was an outstanding tour guide. Took our group of 6 to his favorite scenic places, providing interesting
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    Phil63059
    Rolling Meadows, Illinois
    71
    Absolutely wonderful day!
    My wife and I took the Hobbiton/Waitomo Caves tour, leaving from our hotel in Auckland promptly at 6:45 a.m. For
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    Michael G
    Settle, United Kingdom
    27650
    Tour organised trip
    Excellent tour in a large mini bus with driver and additional guide. Extremely informative and did not rush anyone
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    Emily C
    42
    Lovely half day tour with great guides
    Dawn and Richard were really friendly and enthusiastic guides. I would have tipped them well only I don' normally
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    Ali_Hawkins
    Wellington, New Zealand
    1017287
    A good, varied tour
    This was a good tour - very interesting and helpful for anyone who doesn't know Auckland and the surrounding
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    nrhaisen
    30
    Great guides and a good trip.
    Seeing the tree ferns and the Kauri trees were my favorites, but the birds and the beach were wonderful, too. I
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