Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland

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  • 5 hours
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges, on this 5 hour afternoon eco-tour.

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Visitor Centre. From the Arataki Centre take in panoramic views extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean and absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.

From here enjoy a walk in the rainforest before visiting a beautiful black sand beach for a walk on the soft sand.

Afternoon refreshments are provided along with full commentary from our driver guides.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Arataki - Waitakere Ranges, 300 Scenic Drive, Oratia, Piha, Auckland 0604 New Zealand

Enjoy amazing views and hear about the history of the Waitakere Ranges at the first stop on this tour

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Waitakere Ranges, Auckland 0772, New Zealand

Enjoy a easy walk through the rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Piha Beach, Piha, Auckland New Zealand

Walk along the black sand beach of Piha (30 minutes) & time for afternoon tea refreshments

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Bush and Beach, Auckland Central, Auckland 0650 New Zealand

Enjoy a half day tour with Bush and Beach - Please note this information is limited due to the locations not being available to be added on this platform

  • Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Visit Arataki Visitor Centre - gateway to the Waitakere Ranges
  • Visit Piha Beach
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Enjoy afternoon tea refreshments - tea, coffee, juice and cookies
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

  • Gratuities
  • Food
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with comfortable walking shoes
  • The tour is suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Although lunch is not included, the tour does stop at a local bakery if you wished to purchase some. Cash is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Departure Point

SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from most inner city Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and we can give you a pick up time or meeting location.
Return point: Returns to original departure point at 5:30pm

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Liliana U

05 Feb, 2020

It was a nice half day trip to get to know some of the areas outside Auckland. We walked through some native forests and went to Piha beach. The tour guides were fun and very knowledgeable about the vegetation and the history of Auckland.

Kathy V

03 Feb, 2020

Excellent time on this afternoon trip. Guides were very informative and knowledgeable. Had a great time and saw just what I wanted.

Fred S

30 Jan, 2020

We enjoyed the tour. The walk through the rain forest as well as the knowledge of our guide was excellent. The black sand beach was beautiful. After our walk on the beach, the guides had cookies and a drink for everyone. The guides were very friendly and knowledgable about Auckland and the surrounding areas.

Tanya K

29 Jan, 2020

We had a great afternoon on this tour, which was led by extremely knowledgeable and personable guides. The bus was comfortable and the pacing of the trip was good for everyone. Of course the scenery was spectacular and this was an easy and fun way to see it. Thanks Bush and Beach!


03 Jul, 2019

My tour guide was a very knowledgeable guy. He gave me a lot of details of the vegetation we've encountered throughout our journey. I probably made the best choice of choosing this tour, as it gives one a bit of everything.

User's Picture Gallery


Black Sand Beach, West Coast and rainforest walk, near Auck

Black Sand Beach, West Coast and rainforest walk, near Auckland


Tour guides with drinks

The Tour Guides with some of the food and drinks during the tour.








Lion on the Black Sands

It looks differently in a cloudy day. Not a standard appearance.


View of Auckland from a mountain top



View of Beach






Black Sand Beach






View of the Ranges



The great Kaurai trees, Auckland's coastal rainforest

The great Kaurai trees, Auckland's coastal rainforest


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