Want to escape the city and explore some of New Zealand’s wilderness? Join an adventure and visit Auckland’s wild west coast. This journey will take you through the beautiful Waitakere Ranges to Auckland’s black sand beaches!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Waitakere RangesExperience the beauty of the West Coast of AucklandDuration: 6 hoursStop At: Arataki Visitor CentreYou’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 harbours. This cultural centre 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’ treesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Elements SurfContinue 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 longfin 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. Duration: 2 hours