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Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour

From $125.03
  • Auckland day trip to the Waitakere Ranges
  • Look out at both harbors from the Arataki Visitor Centre
  • Take a guided walk through native rainforest past kauris and ferns
Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour
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Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour
Travel with a small group on a guided tour to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, including a rainforest walk and a stroll on Piha Beach. This day trip heads west from Auckland with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre for harbor views. Dig your toes into the black-sand beach pounded by large surf and walk to a cascading waterfall for a swim. Your knowledgeable guide points out native flora and birdlife along the way.
What to Expect
Your day will begin with a free 10am pickup from your centrally located hotel or airport. A 10am start will allow you to enjoy a bit of a sleep in and also ensure we miss morning traffic.

We will then start our journey out west through Avondale, where we will pass by New Zealand’s biggest spider! On Sundays only, the tour will stop at Auckland’s biggest markets. Travel through the village of Ttitirangi, stopping at Arataki Visitor Information Centre in the Waitakere Ranges.

Your guide will show you the views on the outside of the building then we head inside for a short time before we are back out again to see the start of the Hillary Trail and a great view of both harbors. See the silver fern and Kauri tree, soak in the scent of the tree before heading out to the beautiful Piha Beach. Enjoy this breath-taking black sand beach with big surf waves and volcanic cliff faces.

After this we will stop in at a local café to feast on a delicious lunch (at own expense).

After lunch we will walk through the rainforest to a beautiful waterfall where you will be able to observe native birds and trees. You’ll also have the chance to indulge in a cool swim at the waterfall, so be sure to bring along your swimmers!

Come join us on this awesome day out!
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Reviewed July 6, 2018
Excellent Tour

Terry was a great tour guide. He was knowledgeable about all the sights and had a great personality. He's definitely someone that's easy to spend part of day with because of his sense of humor. The tour takes you to many scenic spots and is...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile
Great tour!!

We booked this tour last minute after another tour fell through and couldn’t have been more pleased. Terry was so professional and fun. He picked us up and dropped us at our door. He taught us lots of great things and we saw so many...More

Thank Stepy T
Reviewed March 5, 2018
One of the best day tours!!!

Amazing experience of hiking and swimming in a lagoon and piha beach Our tour guide Terry is absolutely funny!

Thank Xinny L
Reviewed March 4, 2018
What a day of fun!

My group and I did the above tour. Terry was superb. On time, a great reservoir of knowledge which he imparted through out our journey. I enjoyed the whole experience and was introduced to the renown food of the areas. It was a fun and...More

Thank Aaron A
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile
Highly recommend, Terry is excellent!!!

This tour was amazing, besides the incredible beauty and the wonderful feeling of being outdoors in the rainforest and on the beaches, Terry is enthusiastic and passionate about his hometown. It was so fun exploring his favorite places and stopping for the best meat pies...More

Thank Bianca95Holland
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