Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Auckland
- Product code: AKLGWW
Discover wild and windswept black sand beaches, untouched rainforests that are home to unique wildlife and ancient Kauri trees, dramatic waterfalls, mountain-fed streams and some of the most breathtaking views you will ever see.
Explore walking trails that are off the beaten tourist trail and feel the real essence of New Zealand. Keep away from the masses and try these multi award-winning tours in small groups. Walk on some of New Zealand’s most spectacular walking tracks, away from the crowds and into the timeless Waitakere Ranges subtropical rainforest. Immerse yourself in the fresh scents and pure sounds of the ocean and the bush. Get up close to some of NZ’s unique indigenous flora and fauna. View soaring cliffs, roaring surf and spectacular volcanic black sand beaches.
Briefly stop by the Arataki Visitor Centre on your way to the West Coast, where (in good weather) you can see breath-taking views across part of the Waitakere Ranges, Auckland city and the huge expanse of the Manukau Harbour. Continue to the West Coast itself and walk through native forest with many indigenous plants including New Zealand’s national icon, the Silver Fern. Discover how Maori used many native plants and discover which plants were the most useful.
Explore New Zealand’s native Christmas trees (Pohutukawa) and Kauri, the largest of which are the second largest trees in the world. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Tasman sea, which separates New Zealand and Australia. Look out for native flora and fauna, which your guide can explain to you.
Walk on one of our most beautiful black sand beaches. Explore a stunning waterfall along the way, depending on how far you are able to walk. Feel free to take a swim under a waterfall during your guided wilderness walk. If you are interested in this option, please let your guide know at the beginning of the tour, so this can be incorporated into the day’s plans.
Return to your Auckland accommodation having spent a day in spectacular nature, exploring a truly magical part of New Zealand.
Inclusions: Fully guided service in Mercedes luxury vehicle. Pick-up/drop-off within Auckland’s Downtown area including cruise wharf (for airport pick-up or drop-off please refer to our private tours). Complimentary snacks, water and lunch also included. 2-15 passengers shared, small group tour basis.
Retail rates p.p. in NZ$: Low season 1 April – 30 Sept: NZ$275. High season 1 Oct – 31 March: NZ$295. Please note rates include all taxes.
Age Information: Adults are from 12 years, Children's age is between 4 and 11 years, Infants age is 0-3 years (Please note: infants on Private Tours only).
Cancellation Policy: After booking has been confirmed and more than 30 days: No charge. From 48 hours to 7 days: 50%. Less than 48 hours or no-shows: 100%.