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Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk

Discover wild, windswept, black sand beaches, virgin rainforest that is home to unique wildlife and towering ancient trees, dramatic waterfalls and mountain-fed streams and some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see. Have the TIME of your life on our Guided Wilderness Walks on Auckland’s famous West Coast. Explore walking trails that are off the beaten tourist track and feel the real essence of New Zealand! Keep away from the masses and try these multi award-winning tours in very small groups.

  • Drive through Titirangi (Maori for Fringe of Heaven), an artists’ enclave on the Manukau Harbour toward Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (the great forest of the Maori Ancestor Tiriwa – a descendent of the great ancestral Tainui Waka canoe);
  • Visit Arataki (Pathways to Learning) Visitor Centre at the gateway to Auckland's famous West Coast with its very interesting displays and magnificent views;
  • View the spectacular ocean vistas along Auckland’s Wild West Coast in our famous Waitakere Ranges with its soaring cliffs, roaring surf and spectacular, volcanic black sand beaches;
  • Learn about the unique indigenous flora and fauna in an ancient native rainforest including our New Zealand Christmas (Pohutukawa) Trees and the amazing Kauri Trees;
  • Hike along windswept coastal cliffs and deserted black sand beaches;
  • Discover virgin rainforest home to unique wildlife;
  • Walking trails off the beaten tourist track;
  • Explore hidden waterfalls and mountain-fed streams;
  • Fully-guided walking tour through remote parts of the Waitakere Ranges;
Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk
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Explore walking trails that are off the beaten tourist track and feel the real essence of New Zealand! Keep away from the masses and try these multi award-winning tours in small groups. Walk on some of New Zealand’s most spectacular walking tracks, away from the crowds and deep into the timeless Waitakere Ranges subtropical rain-forest. Walk through lush valleys and immerse yourself in the fresh scents and pure sounds of the bush.

Briefly stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre on your way to the West Coast, where in good weather you will be able to see breath-taking views across part of the Waitakere Ranges, Auckland City and the huge expanses of the Manukau Harbour. After continuing our journey to the West Coast itself, start your walk through native forest with many indigenous plants including New Zealand’s national icon, Silver Fern. Many native plants were extensively used by Maori and your guide will show you which ones were the most useful. In fact Maori still use many plants for medicinal purposes today.

Explore New Zealand’s native Christmas Trees (Pohutukawa) and Kauri, the largest of which are the 2nd largest trees in the world. See breath-taking views of the Tasman Sea, which separates New Zealand and Australia. Keep on the lookout for native flora and fauna, which your guide can explain to you.

After lunch, continue through the subtropical rain-forest and along the coast as you move towards one of our most beautiful black sand beaches. Explore a stunning waterfall along the way, depending on how far you are able to walk, and feel free to take a swim under a waterfall during your guided wilderness walk. If you are keen for this option, please let your guide know at the beginning of the tour, so this can be incorporated into the day's plans.

Rate Information: (NZ$)

Rates per Adult (NZ$)

Low Season (1 April – 30 September) - $275*

High Season (1 October – 31 March) - $295*

*Lunch included in rate

Children 4-11 years 50% off adult price

This Tour is available for a minimum of 2 people. If you would like to make a booking for one person click here to enquire.

Tour Type: Small Group Tour

View our Additional Information section below for a breakdown on the difference between Small Group Tours and Private tours, along with all inclusions explained.
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Additional Information

Tour Inclusions:

  • Fully guided service in luxury vehicle
  • Pick-up/drop-off within Auckland’s Downtown area including Cruise wharf terminal (for airport transfer please refer to our private tours)
  • Tour times: 9am to 5pm
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Lunch
  • All taxes
  • 2-15 passengers shared, small group tour basis.

Please bring:

Outdoor clothing for the day’s weather conditions and sensible flat walking shoes, sun hat, sunscreen, your camera and a smile

Please note – This Tour is available for a minimum of 2 passengers

Age Information:

  • Adults are from 12 years
  • Children's age is between 4 and 11 years
  • Infants age is 0-3 years (Please note: we are only able host infants on our Private Tours)
  • Our Private Tours can be for any number of guests

General Information:

  • Accommodation, Attractions/Entry Fees and Meals (unless specified) are not included;
  • All tours are able to be booked as Auckland Shore Excursions from Cruise ships berthed at the port of Auckland;
  • All our Private Tours can be offered in foreign languages such as German, French, Spanish and others but are subject to availability and additional fees apply. Please request this additional service at the time of booking along with any other special client requirements (i.e. dietary requirements, mobility issues, medical information / equipment requests, children’s ages for NZ child seat rules, special reasons for travel, etc);
  • On Private Tours, pick-up and drop-off locations can be from your designated accommodation, airport, cruise ship or other location. Please specify the location when booking. When pick-up is from a designated meeting place including cruise ship terminal or airport, we would really appreciate receiving your mobile phone number with the booking. This will ensure we are able to contact and locate you if required, when we are not picking up directly from your accommodation.

Our Different Tour Types:

Small Group Tours are operated on a non-exclusive basis with other guests min 2 pax and max 15 pax and are priced on a per person basis.

Private Tours are operated exclusively for our guests and are priced per day per passenger for any group size from 1 pax to any number required.

Please note: when we incorporate visits to attractions on Private Tours (these must be specifically stated as included, otherwise entry fees to attractions are NOT included on our Private Tours), these may or may not be private depending on what is booked. Our Private Tours on the other hand will be private just for your party.

Cancellation Policy:

Click here to view our most up to date Cancellation Policy located on our Terms and Conditions page.
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Neill Sperath is a passionate New Zealander by choice. He is of Irish and German descent and has become a proud New Zealander and a New Zealand citizen since relocating from Europe many years ago, after falling in love with New Zealand and Ceillhe. Previous to that he lived mainly in Ireland and Germany and is well travelled, having visited over 50 countries so far. Before coming to New Zealand Neill managed several large shopping centres in Europe.
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