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Full-Day Piha and Waitakere Ecotour from Auckland

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    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 harbors. This cultural center 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.
    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 long fin 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.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Great tour! We got to go to several different locations, all breathtaking. The black sand beach was very cool and we basically had the beach to ourselves. The guide was very nice and even dropped us off at mount eden to save us a taxi...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Agunnels
    Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

    We had a nice day in this tour with Mark, but after coming back home, we realized we didn’t have lunch as the program says. Other important issue: if you offer two pick up points for the tour, respect that: we were waiting about 40...More

    Thank lepaivaj
    Reviewed March 20, 2019

    Mark was very knowledgeable. Hiking to the rainforest, waterfalls and to Piha Beach to watch the surf lesson being taken by our fellow traveler was very nice. He pointed out the Piha Cafe which was good. The only other thing I would like to mention...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank wherearewe
    Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

    My wife and I have been enjoying our vacation in New Zealand but this excursion by Elements World was particularly special. Our guide, Mark, was extraordinarily thoughtful, professional and passionate about showcasing the beauty of this region. The combination of hiking in rainforests with stunning...More

    Thank omniavm
    Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

    We had Mark as a guide and he is great fellow, knows a lot about the track and nature. Even if we weren't full recovered after 28h flight, the group could set the pace of the tour. Recommend!

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    June 10, 2019|
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    Response from HaithumC | Reviewed this property |
    Tour is about 6 hours. If you get picked up at 8:30, would probably be back before 3pm if everything is on time.
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    gincl
    March 27, 2019|
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    Response from 665edwint | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, if you will do the same tour as us, you will have 3 walks. First is at Waitakere Regional Park, which is not that much of a walk, but you will get to do some nice pictures and interesting info. Second, is at a waterfall... More
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    February 19, 2019|
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    Response from wherearewe | Reviewed this property |
    It includes a snack and water.
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