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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

Auckland Central, New Zealand

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See epic views of the North Island’s coastline on this half-day tour to the Waitakere Ranges, led by a professional photographer with a passion for the outdoors and knowledge of local history. Stop by the Arataki Visitor Centre to view the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, stroll the black-sand Piha Beach, see 1,000-year-old kauri trees in a pristine rainforest and swim at Karekare waterfall. Lunch and round-trip transport included.
  • Waitakere Ranges half-day tour with a professional photographer-guide
  • Admire coastal views from the Arataki Visitor Centre
  • Stroll a black-sand shoreline at Piha Beach
  • Swim underneath the waterfall at Karekare Beach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Auckland
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

11:30 AM
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Unique Visions Tours

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What is the maximum group size during Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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  • "He also has his own camera that he will happily take photo's of you." See review
  • "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!" See review


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Great Tour from Brett!
, 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!!
Excellent tour and guide - would recommend!!
, 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.
Piha beach and waterfall
, 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.
Excellent Excursion
, 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.
Great tour!
, Feb 2020
Wonderful tour! Brett takes you to places you would never see on your own, like a beautiful hidden waterfall. He provides great commentary and info, and is very personable. We loved our day with him! Highly recommend!
Great day
, 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.
Couldn't have been better!
, Feb 2020
Brett was super friendly, the tour was well planned and organized, and I really loved the smaller group size!
, Oct 2019
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Auckland! We were driven to the west coast - over the mountains - to beautiful beaches, cliffs and mountains. Brett was an excellent guide. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. A wonderful Kiwi to know! Thank you Brett for making our trip so enjoyable.
Loved the Wild West Coast!
Alison C
, Aug 2019
I highly recommend this tour. Our trip had gone great but I hadn't really seen any beach or rainforest magic yet and was so glad when we got exactly that and more on our tour. Brett was a wonderful guide as he accommodated for my arthritis by designing each walk/hike for what our group needed. He is also a trained photographer and can get you those instagram-worthy shots of you as a couple so this is a great trip to book of you want a couple of great professional shots of the two of you! The spot for lunch was perfect and there is no way to explain the beauty of the black sand beaches--WOW! The rainforest waterfall he brought us to was probably the best of our entire two week trip. Thank you, Brett, for making our day so special. We really had such a great time in the rainforest and on the beaches!
Very active!
, Jul 2019
Fantastic tour! We visited numerous places on the west coast, hiked to the top of a cliff overlooking the wild waters below, all the sights made for great photos!

Product code: 23967P2

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