The journey to the West Coast is almost as scenic as the bush walk itself. Start your day with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre where in good weather you can see breathtaking views across the Waitakere Ranges, Auckland City and the huge expanses of the Manukau Harbour.
Start your walk through native forest with many indigenous plants including New Zealand’s national icon the Silver Fern. Explore New Zealand’s native Christmas Trees (Pohutukawa) and Kauri, the largest of which are the second largest trees in the world. Walk through lush valleys and immerse yourself in the fresh scents and pure sounds of the bush. Let our guides know if you would like to swim under a fresh New Zealand waterfall at the beginning of the tour and this will be incorporated into the day for you.
Learn about the unique indigenous flora and fauna in an ancient native rainforest. Your guide will enlighten you about the various plants, including fascinating facts about native plants used by Maori - some of which are still used for medicinal purposes today.