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Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk from Auckland

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    Veer off the tourist trail to the North Island’s west coast, starting your day trip to the Waitakere Ranges with hotel pickup in Auckland. Passing through the artsy town of Titirangi, enjoy the short drive to this enchanting region, where native rainforest collides with a rugged coastline. 
    Learn about the wildlife and lush vegetation of the Waitakere Ranges’ subtropical rainforest during a visit to the Arataki Visitor Centre, which boasts sweeping views over Auckland's cityscape all the way to Manukau Harbour. 
    Then embark on a guided bush walk through a canopy of ubiquitous giant tree ferns and red-flowered pohutukawa trees (aka New Zealand Christmas trees). Learn from your guide’s illuminating commentary how the indigenous Maori used particular plants for medicinal purposes.
    A visit to a spectacular waterfall and coastal lookouts for splendid views of the Tasman Sea is also included. The dramatic scenery was featured in 'The Piano,' an Oscar-winning movie by New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion.
    Depending on the weather, you’ll stop for a picnic lunch along the way. After lunch, continue your bush walk down to a beach covered in black sand, where you can stroll alongside the pounding surf or even dip your toes in the Tasman Sea if the weather allows.
    Rest your feet on the return trip to downtown Auckland, with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

    You will not be disappointed when booking this tour. We went with friends and it was just the four of us as a small group. Hazel, our guide, catered the tour based upon our interests and fitness level. She was amazing and took us to...More

    Thank Eyedocpayne
    Reviewed March 26, 2019

    Hazel was our tour guide and was absolutely amazing. She customized the tour to what we wanted to see and everything was perfect. We were able to have a beautiful picnic lunch on the beach and the weather was amazing. I highly recommend this tour...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Serena C
    Reviewed February 12, 2019

    My husband and I did the Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk with Time Unlimited Tours in February 2019 and we enjoyed it immensely. Hazel, our tour guide, was absolutely great! We were with another wonderful young lady from Rochester. Hazel ensured that we had a memorable...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Coastal223467
    Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

    Thank you to our guide Hazel who was patient and full of smiles and kindness. The trip was wonderful from start to end, and every hiking trail was worth the breathtaking views, and being out in nature. I appreciated Hazel's wealth of knowledge about the...More

    Thank formateurvoyageur
    Reviewed April 18, 2018

    I am so grateful to Neill for making our introduction to New Zealand a wonderful one! We arrived on Easter weekend - not the best time as everything closes down for the weekend in that country. Neill took the time to show us this gorgeous...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank Tina V
    TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

    Thanks Anita I loved hosting you so thanks for your very kind review here and appreciate you took the time to share your experience with others reading this. It was a great way to spend Easter Sunday out in our beautiful Waitakere ranges and its...More

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