Piha and Waitakere Ecotour 3 Hour Tour

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Discover the beauty of the Piha and Waitakere regions near Auckland. Admire the natural beauty of the areas’ black-sand beaches, waterfalls, forests and local wildlife. Learn about traditional Maori culture and creatures like the weta at Arataki Visitor Centre.

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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!

Enjoy the opportunity to have a brief invigorating stroll down a black sand beach and an easy 20-minute native bush walk to see a cascading waterfall.

Piha – Stride along the black sand and inhale the bracing, salty air. View the famous Lion Rock.  You’ll likely spot experienced surfers tackling the pounding surf.

Karekare – Part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, the remote, wild beach of Karekare was the location of the Oscar-winning Jane Campion movie The Piano. There are many forest walks including an easy track to the spectacular Karekare Falls.

Arataki Visitor Centre – Located high in the Waitakere Ranges, an ancient native rainforest, the centre offers a wealth of information, as well as panoramic views over a reservoir and the Manukau Harbour.

1 review for Piha and Waitakere Ecotour 3 Hour Tour

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    Mark Gelinas

    Touring the Piha and Waitakere Ecotour and seeing the breathtaking scenery of this area is one of those experiences that you’ll likely never forget. It is just beautiful. And with Karanjit and his company BestDrives Tours is the perfect way to see it. Instead of being crammed into a crowded tour bus, this is a personal tour that allows more flexibility and enriches the experience. Karanjit is the perfect guide. He balances a warm welcome and friendliness with quiet time. He is superbly knowledgeable about everything from World War I history, natural history, and kiwi reproduction. The tour starts early to avoid the crowds, the van is extremely comfortable and Karanjit provides a welcome breakfast snack. We pass by the crowded tourists stop and have a lovely lunch at a local restaurant with great views. We had a picture perfect day and could not have asked for a better experience or better service from Karanjit. THANK YOU!

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