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 Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges, 300 Scenic Drive, Nihotupu, 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, 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 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Mary M

13 Aug, 2020

What a superb afternoon! Visiting the rainforest and exploring all it had to offer and seeing unusual sites was exciting. Being a beach person, getting to see the black sand beach was a highlight! Wow was all I could say! We even got to enjoy having tea there!

Judy H

14 Apr, 2020

One of the best tours I have been on . Very informative guides and the right amount of time at each place . Would highly recommend.

JoAnn E

12 Mar, 2020

The best! Guide Richard was extremely knowledgeable, as was our driver, Dave. Bus was comfortable, not too large, and it was easy to hear commentary. Good stop for pictures and walks along the beach, the rain Forrest, and at the visitor’s center, our best La Vacanza Travel tour ever!

David W

11 Mar, 2020

Very friendly, informative tour guides who obviously love their jobs. They give you a wealth of information about their country and particularly about the natural features.

diana anaid

09 Mar, 2020

Our trip was a beautiful escape from Auckland and we really enjoyed ! On time pick-up, delicious refreshments, stunning scenery ,comfortable bus and Sean - our fabulous guide ( and driver), the perfect guide, in fact.
Thanks to Sean we learned so much about the amazing wild vegetation of New Zealand , so much detailed information about flora and fauna . The landscapes were breathtaking , I will always remember the Rainforest and black sand and wilderness of Piha Beach.
Sean was so friendly, empathetic , peaceful man but most of all is very knowledgeable person . Thank you for an amazing Trip , Sean - really a pleasure to meet you ! I would definitely recommend this trip !

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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