This tour was the highlight of my visit to Auckland. Beautiful sights, insightful commentary... everything I could ask for.
After pickup from your Auckland hotel, leave the city and head south along the west coast in an air-conditioned minivan. The first stop of the day is at the Arataki Visitor Centre in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, where you learn more about the region’s geology, wildlife, and Maori heritage.
Continue to Piha Beach, a surfing hot spot, where you stroll along black sands and paddle in the Tasman Sea. After lunch at a local café, continue to Karekare Beach and, if you like, swim in the cool waters beneath the falls. Finally, stop at Cascade Kauri Park for a leisurely guided hike, looking out for birds and other wildlife, and marveling at the gigantic kauri trees—some of which are hundreds of years old.
After your outdoor adventure, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Brett gave us (self, wife and father) a wonderful half day tour. He is so knowledgeable of the area and gave us great details on the plants, trees and wildlife. He also took the time to explain the geological history of the area as well...More
I booked this tour for a few reasons: 1. They accepted me as a solo traveler. In the off season, I was having difficulty getting any structured tours 2. It was different than most (all?) of the other tours I found 3. I knew NZ...More
We were only stopping in New Zealand briefly on our way to Australia to visit friends. We didn’t have a lot of time there, so we wanted to make the most of our short visit and find a way to get out of town and...More