Walk in a rainforest, visit Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, enjoy a Kiwi-style picnic lunch and see 1000-year-old kauri trees - it's all included on this full day tour from Auckland.

First stop is the Arataki Visitor Center situated within Auckland’s largest Regional Park, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park – just a short drive from Downtown Auckland. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the sweeping decks extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the area’s history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings.

Then walk in the regenerating rainforest where experienced guides will explain about the local flora and fauna with giant tree ferns growing alongside picturesque streams. Unwind by a spectacular cascading waterfall or swim beneath it. Venture on to an awe-inspiring west coast beach where you can stroll along the soft black sand and feel the clear ocean breeze.

A Kiwi-style picnic lunch is then provided at a scenic location.

Your eco-tour ends in an area of untamed original rainforest where mature 1000 year old kauri trees tower over the unique flora and fauna that has developed separately from the rest of the world for millions of years.

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Tour / Activity Details

7 hours
10:00 am daily

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour requires a minimum of 2 persons to operate; if this minimum is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives. Tour includes Auckland inner city pick up. Rates are per person in US Dollars. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • The New Zealand government has outlined a five-step Covid reopening plan. The border is now open to New Zealand citizens coming from anywhere in the world. By May 1, 2022, fully vaccinated people from Australia or visa waiver countries - including the United Kingdom, the United States and many European nations -- will be able to enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival. By October 2022, all visa categories will reopen, including visitor visas.
  • Vehicles are not filled beyond 75% capacity (unless it is for one private "travel bubble")
  • All touch surfaces are disinfected daily
  • Air-conditioning filters are sprayed with disinfectant regularly
  • Masks and Hand Sanitizer available in every vehicle
  • Each vehicle has a unique QR code for track and tracing if required
  • All staff are fully vaccinated against Covid
  • Any staff displaying any symptoms remain at home until they are clear of symptoms and have a negative Rapid Antigen Test


Please Note: This tour requires a minimum of 2 persons to operate. If the minimum number of persons is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

Tour Includes

  • Views and Maori carvings at Arataki Visitor Centre
  • Visit a cascading waterfall
  • Walk on a black sand beach
  • Guided walk in the rainforest
  • 3 x one-hour walks
  • Picnic lunch (please specify at the time on the Order Form if you have any dietary requirements)
  • Afternoon tea
  • Pick-up and drop-off at inner city accommodation

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring? -- Comfortable walking shoes, suitable outdoor clothing.

What if it rains? -- The tour is wonderful in any weather conditions. Raincoats will be provided if necessary.

How much walking do we do? -- Tours are tailored to suit the abilities of the passengers on the day. The trip is split up into sections so there is time to relax and rest.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.
 Tour includes Auckland inner city pick-up. Rates are per person in US Dollars. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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