Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

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

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


Escape the city and discover the best of New Zealand’s western coastline on this half-day tour including lunch from Auckland. Spin along New Zealand’s rugged North Island shores with a guide, and stop at beautiful beaches such as Karekare and Piha. Learn of the country’s first settlers at the Arataki Center and admire panoramic views over the Waitakere Ranges to the Pacific Ocean. After lunch, follow hiking trails through the Cascade Kauri Park and discover New Zealand’s diverse native wildlife. This tour includes round-trip travel from your Auckland hotel.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Following an 11:30am pickup at your Auckland hotel, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan for the 35-miute drive to the coast to begin your 5-hour sightseeing tour.

First, visit the Arataki Center and admire panoramic views over the Waitakere Ranges to the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. Discover extensive displays of local wildlife, and gain insight into the struggles faced by New Zealand’s early settlers.

Stop At: Piha Beach, Piha, Auckland New Zealand

Head onward to Piha Beach — renowned for its great surf and black sands — and dip your toes into the cold Tasman Sea. Then, enjoy a wholesome lunch in a local café before heading onward to Karekare Beach — home to natural attractions including a freshwater waterfall.

Stop At: Unique Visions Tours, 123 Shaw Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 0604 New Zealand

Delve into the Cascade Kauri Park in the heart of the Waitakere Ranges, and follow your guide along winding hiking trails through dense forest. Along the way, gain insight into New Zealand’s flora and fauna, and perhaps discover native wildlife in the treetops.

When your time in the Cascade Kauri Park comes to an end, return in comfort to your Auckland hotel to conclude your tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up hotels in Auckland City.

Departure Time

11:30 AM

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

Susan S

11 Jun, 2020

On 3/7, Brett took us on an incredible tour to the west coast. We walked the pristine beach and peeked into a narrow cave. We made several other stops. Brett added dimension to his descriptions by giving the small group (just my wife and I and another couple) the Maori names and history of what we were seeing. He was very knowledgeable and added his passion to what he described. The added bonus was the incredible photos he took of us along the way, which he sent to us after our tour. If you want to visit this beautiful area in NZ, I highly recommend taking this tour, and hope you’re lucky enough to get Brett!!

Natalie H

09 Mar, 2020

Brett was an amazing tour guide! He took us to some amazing places and was very imformative about each area we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour to others. He also brought his own camera and took photos which he provided/shared.

Melissa F

19 Feb, 2020

Brett was an amazing tour guide! He took us to some amazing places and was very imformative about each area and of New Zealand. Definitely book this activity, we caught a bad day of rain and Brett did not deter us from doing anything but encouraged us. He also has his own camera that he will happily take photo's of you.

Charles B

17 Feb, 2020

Brett is very knowledgeable about the Bush, both geology and biology. Don’t think lecture but interesting facts. The scenery was beautiful and it was wonderful to see the NZ countryside, and coast.
He was excellent in every way.

Gary B

17 Feb, 2020

Brett was an excellent host. He was extremely informative and his choice for the lunch stop was outstanding. He even took photos of us and emailed them to us. This was a nice extra. I liked that this was a small group and he could tailor the trip to our needs.

User's Picture Gallery


Looking at Lion Rock from the view point.


Brett - our fabulous guide


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