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Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk

Discover wild, windswept, black sand beaches and virgin rainforest that is home to unique wildlife, towering ancient trees, dramatic waterfalls and mountain-fed streams.
Duration: Full Day
Location: Auckland's West Coast
Group Type: Small
Price From: NZ$275
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What our guests are saying:
Anita
"Our guide was amazing and ensured that the walk was at our level of ability. I highly recommend this tour if you want to visit some beautiful places in the Waitakere region including Piha Beach."
Anita
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Explore the experiences included in this tour:


It’s about the journey and the destination

Enjoy a memorable journey to the West Coast

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. 

Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk - It’s about the journey and the destination

Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk - Step off the beaten track

Step off the beaten track

Wander through native forest

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.  


Gain a deeper understanding

Be enlightened about local flora and fauna

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. 

Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk - Gain a deeper understanding

Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk - Walk along black sand beaches

Walk along black sand beaches

Discover the wild West Coast up close

Black sand beaches are one of the great wonders of this world and on this tour you have the unique opportunity to experience one for yourself. Walk along one of New Zealand’s most beautiful black sand beaches.