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Coast & Rainforest walking day tour

from/per person NZ$285
  • Walking/Hiking

Views across the rainforest on a tour from Auckland
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Maori carving viewed on a tour from Auckland to Piha
Piha beach on a day tour from Auckland

Coast & Rainforest Walking day tour

This full day tour is for lovers of nature and walking. Your experienced local nature guide will take you on a range of rainforest, beach and clifftop short hikes. The black sand beaches and rainforest of West Auckland  are unique in New Zealand and this tour is a great way to experience the best they have to offer.

After pick up from your Auckland city centre hotel we have a short (30min) drive to the Arataki Visitor Centre – gateway to the coastal rainforest. Enjoy amazing panoramic views over the rainforest back to the city and across to Auckland’s southern harbour.  The visitors centre is also home to some traditional Māori carvings and your guide will talk about them and explain their significance for the area.

Your eco-tour includes a guided short hike in an area of stunning rainforest, home to our unique trees and plants which have developed separately from the rest of the world for millions of years. Your guide will explain about the local plants and animals as you walk through the forest. Your guide will give you insights into how Māori would have used the native plants for food and medicine. During the day you will also visit one of our iconic Kauri trees.

Next your guide will find a scenic location for you to enjoy a picnic lunch (You get to choose what you have from a local bakery!). After lunch we take a short hike along the clifftop tracks with stunning views along the coast and out across the Tasman Sea.

During the day we go to an awe-inspiring west coast beach where you can stroll along the soft black sand beach and watch the surf waves crashing in.

As well as keeping you entertained and informed, our guides will make sure you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and make sure there are lots of photo opportunities. We have been running tours in this area for over 39 years so you will be being looked after by the local experts. We alter the order we do things during the day to suit the tides and local conditions on the day.

“Excellent in every way!” “We all really enjoyed the day!” Viator review 2016

Tour code BB4 – $285 per adultFree cancellation policy for all tours from auckland


When you book on line you have the option to contribute to our sustainability commitment by donating $5 which will get a native tree planted on your behalf. We are working with Trees That Count and their community-based planting projects to donate native trees to be planted in Auckland. (Bush and Beach will match your donation, which means every $5 donation from you equals a tree planted in Auckland.)

Tour includes:

  • Views and Māori carvings at Arataki Visitor Centre
  • Walk on a black sand beach
  • Visit an old (800years+) Kauri tree
  • Guided short hike in the rainforest
  • Up to 3 x one-hour short hikes
  • Picnic lunch (*)
  • Pick up and drop off at inner city accommodation

* please specify at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements

Also please note that there are up to three one-hour short hikes during the day and several areas of steps (stairs) and uneven surfaces so a good level of fitness is required. If you want a gentler afternoon in the area check out our Wilderness Experience tour.

Tour info:

Pedometer steps:
$142.50 NZD
7 Hours
Approx. 11,000

Note – a minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to run

Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance – learn more

Child price for ages 2-11

If you want to do this as a private tour you can find out more here


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