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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free port pickup and drop-off included
Discover the beauty of New Zealand’s coast and rainforest when you’re in port in Auckland on this full-day shore excursion.
After pick up you have a short (30min) drive to the Arataki Visitor Centre – gateway to the coastal rainforest. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over the rainforest back to the city and across to Auckland’s southern harbour. The visitors centre is also home to some traditional Maori carvings and your guide will talk about them and explain their significance for the area.
Your eco-tour includes a guided walk in an area of original rainforest where ancient kauri trees tower over the unique trees and plants that have developed separately from the rest of the world for millions of years. Your experienced guide will explain about the local plants and animals as you stroll through the forest.
Next your guide will take you out to the west coast to enjoy a kiwi-style picnic lunch at a scenic location. After lunch walk the clifftop tracks with stunning views along the coast and out across the Tasman Sea.
Then walk in regenerating rainforest with giant tree ferns and palm trees growing alongside the picturesque stream to unwind by a spectacular cascading waterfall.
During the day you go to an awe-inspiring west coast beach where you can stroll along the soft black sand, watch the surf waves crashing in and feel the clear ocean breeze.
As well as keeping you entertained and informed your guide will make sure you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and make sure there are lots of photo opportunities. Bush and Beach have been running tours in this area for over 30 years so you will be being looked after by the local experts
Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Cruise port pickup and drop-off at the Price Waterhouse Coopers bus stop (stop #1346), 188 Quay Street
Picnic lunch (choice of chicken, roast beef or vegetarian)
Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Moderate level of walking ability required. Includes approximately 2 hours of walking
Please advise your preferred lunch choice in the special requirements box upon booking: chicken, roast beef or vegetarian
All luggage must be kept aboard your ship or at a luggage storage facility at the port (own expense)
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Price Waterhouse Coopers building bus stop (Stop #1346)