Afternoon Black Sand Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

Afternoon Black Sand Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges, on this 5 hour afternoon eco-tour. The perfect way to get out of the city and enjoy the nature on Auckland's door step.

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Waitakere Ranges.

From here travel further west to enjoy a walk in the rainforest before visiting a beautiful black sand beach for a walk on the soft sand.

Afternoon refreshments are provided along with full commentary from our driver guides.

Please note: as at 1 July 2023 the tour differs from the norm due to cyclone damage in the Piha area.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Arataki Visitor Centre - Waitakere Ranges, 300 Scenic Drive, Nihotupu, Piha, Auckland 0604 New Zealand

Enjoy amazing views and hear about the history of the Waitakere Ranges at the first stop on this tour
(Please note the Centre is currently closed due to cyclone damage - alternate options will be advised)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Waitakere Ranges, Piha 0772, New Zealand

Enjoy a easy walk through the rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges

*please note as at 1 July 2023, this tour is unable to visit the Piha area as Auckland Council has not yet reopened the tracks. The tour visits Karamatura at Huia, in the southern Waitakere Ranges - a beautiful rainforest area along a stream.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Piha Beach, Piha, Auckland New Zealand

Walk along the black sand beach of Piha (30 minutes) & time for afternoon tea refreshments

Please note: as at 1 August 2023, this tour is currently visiting Cornwallis Beach (an inner harbour black sand beach) until Auckland Council reopens the tracks in the Piha area.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Bush and Beach, Auckland Central, Auckland 0650 New Zealand

Enjoy a half day tour with Bush and Beach - During the afternoon we also include a New Zealand style afternoon tea including biscuits (cookies), manuka honey and tea and coffee or juice.

As well as keeping you entertained and informed our guides make sure you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and make sure there are lots of photo opportunities. We have been running tours in this area for over 37 years so you will be being looked after by the local experts.
(Please note this information is limited due to the locations not being available to be added on this platform)

Informacion Adicional
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with comfortable walking shoes"
"The tour is suitable for all ages and abilities"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Although lunch is not included, the tour does stop at a local bakery if you wished to purchase some."
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Minimum TWO adults required for this tour to run."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 12:30 PM
Duração: 5 Hours
Ponto de partida: SkyCity Auckland, Corner Victoria and, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick ups from inner city Auckland hotels are between 12 - 12.25pm. You MUST contact us to arrange a specific pick up time for your location as the tour departs the city at 12.30pm.

The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from most inner city Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and we can give you a pick up time or meeting location.
Return point: Returns to original departure point at 5:30pm

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Visit a black sand beach
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Enjoy afternoon tea refreshments - tea, coffee, juice and cookies
  • Enjoy stunning coastal views
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Não Incluído

  • Gratuities
  • Food


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