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Full-Day Piha and Waitakere Eco-Tour with Surf Lesson from Auckland

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Piha, the West Coast, and the Waitakere Ranges on a tour that includes a surf lesson at a famous New Zealand surf destination. Only 30 minutes drive from Auckland, discover subtropical wilderness, tall waterfalls, panoramic views of the city and Waitakere Ranges, and Maori culture at the Arataki Visitor Centre, and then learn to surf at Piha beach with an expert instructor.
  • Full-day tour to Piha and the Waitakere Ranges, from Auckland
  • Take a surfing lesson at a stunning Piha beach
  • Snap photos of Auckland and the Waitakere Ranges
  • Learn about Maori culture and look for New Zealand's native wildlife
  • Includes all surfing equipment and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Professional guide
Return Transport from Auckland City
Guided Tour of The Arataki Visitor Centre
Visit To KiteKite or KareKare Falls
Visit and free Time at Piha Beach
2 hrs Surf Lesson
Surfboard and gear included in cost * please provide weight and height details when booking
30 minutes free time
Air-conditioned vehicle
Swimmers

Departure Point

1: Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
2: Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We have two pickup locations to choose from, The Downtown Ferry terminal 08:00 am or The Skytower 08.30 am. You can find the description of the pickup locations down below.

Please let us know which pickup location you would prefer for your booking.

The Downtown Ferry terminal, Quay St, Auckland, 1010 (bus stop) at 08:00 am. Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes prior to the pickup and check your departure details to make sure you are in the right pick up zone. You need to wait outside the downtown terminal door at the side of the main building. Please refer to departure images or contact us on 0800 000 985 for any further details.

The SkyTower, Victoria St W, Auckland, 1010 (SkyJump landing pad) at 08:30 am. Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes prior to the pickup and check your departure details to make sure you are in the right pick up zone. You need to wait outside the Skytower in front of the Skyjump platform. Please refer to departure images or contact us on 0800 000 985 for any further details.

Please make it clear on your booking what pickup location you would prefer. We will follow up with location pickup confirmation. We look forward to taking you on one of our tours. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any extra information.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Ride in a comfortable vehicle to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, a scenic drive that takes roughly 30 minutes.

Stop first at the Arataki Visitor Centre, which offers sweeping views of Auckland. Then learn about Maori traditions, and see native plants and wildlife including the Kauri tree and the weta, flightless insects that are endemic to New Zealand.

Next up, take an easy walk into the bush that takes you to one of Piha’s cascading waterfalls. Look for native wildlife such as the New Zealand longfin eel, and birds like the kereru and pukeko.

Continue to the Piha coast, stopping at a famous lookout point that offers great photo ops. Head down to the beach for your surf lesson.

Your qualified surfing instructor provides a full safety briefing before starting your lesson on the beach. Learn the basics of paddling out, catching waves, water safety, and more, during a lesson that includes all necessary surf equipment. Simply bring your own swim gear and towel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges
Enjoy the beauty of the West Coast of Auckland
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges
You’ll make your first stop of the day at the Arataki Visitor Centre, where you can gaze out at the panoramic vistas of Auckland and its two harbours. This cultural centre also offers unique insight into Maori culture thanks to a variety of Maori carvings on display. You can also learn more about local wildlife in the area, including the ‘weta’ insect and the sky-high ‘Kauri’ trees.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Elements Surf
Continue deeper into this wilderness area by heading to the nearby Piha region. You’ll take a short walk to visit a picturesque cascade of waterfalls and search for native creatures such as the longfin eels and the ‘Keruru’ bird. Make your last activity stop of the morning at one of Piha’s black-sand beaches, a site where you can explore the famous Lion Rock, take a quick dip, or simply sit back and watch the pounding surf.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Bring a towel, sunscreen and a bottle of water
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Elements World

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Piha and Waitakere Eco-Tour with Surf Lesson from Auckland?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Our Piha tour was really fun, super...
Lynne C
, Jan 2018
Our Piha tour was really fun, super small group and our guide was incredibly friendly! All of the sites were worth going to and learning about the Maori culture was super fascinating! Surf lesson was great and I was able to catch a few waves!! The surfing instructor favored my husband more so I was kinda left on my own for awhile but other than that, everything was spot on awesome.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thanks for your feedback Lynne. We have taken your comments on board to make sure we improve in the future.
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サーフィンできる時間は短い。
deliveryhotaru
, Jan 2020
ツアー全体としては楽しめましたが、自分の目当てのサーフィンは時間が短すぎました。サーフィンだけのツアーでオークランド からの送迎付きがあると嬉しいです。
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We have taken your comments into consideration and endeavor to learn how we can best serve each one of our guests better.
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