Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
from USD $117.88
Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges, on this 5 hour afternoon eco-tour.

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Visitor Centre. From the Arataki Centre take in panoramic views extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean and absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.

From here 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.
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In Brief

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
5 hours


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Enjoy amazing views and hear about the history of the Waitakere Ranges at the first stop on this tour

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Waitakere Ranges, Auckland 0772, New Zealand

Enjoy a easy walk through the rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges

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

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Enjoy a half day tour with Bush and Beach - Please note this information is limited due to the locations not being available to be added on this platform


  • Inner city Auckland hotel pick up and drop off
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Visit Arataki Visitor Centre - gateway to the Waitakere Ranges
  • Visit Piha Beach
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Enjoy afternoon tea refreshments - tea, coffee, juice and cookies
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)


  • Gratuities
  • Food

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Departure Point

SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with comfortable walking shoes
  • The tour is suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Although lunch is not included, the tour does stop at a local bakery if you wished to purchase some. Cash is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The Piha Beach and Rainforest tour booked with Viator and operated by Bush and Beach from Auckland Center was a great experience. Our driver and guide were wonderful, information, energetic, and involved with all of us on this tour! A five-star operation. Just do it!!
• Submitted 19 Feb 2020
We traveled from the US and did this tour as soon as we got into Auckland. It was an excellent introduction to both Auckland and New Zealand, and throughout the rest of our trip we recognized various pieces of history and culture because of what we learned on this tour. The rainforest we walked and Piha Beach are breathtaking, and our guide Richard was so knowledgeable about what we were doing. What we were there to see that day was perfectly supplemented with fun, engaging, and interesting information that has been useful across our entire time in NZ. Our driver Dawn was also so sweet and knowledgeable, and drove us around the winding mountain roads without us even thinking twice about how tight the road actually was. They are both passionate about their country and the history and native species of NZ, which made this tour really special. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Auckland!
• Submitted 19 Feb 2020
Small group, black sand beach, tropical NZ rainforest, Kauri trees and snacks - what's not to love? All this with the added bonus of Kevin and Dave as guide and driver! I really enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it to all!
• Submitted 17 Feb 2020
I did this afternoon tour on my arrival day in Auckland. The hotel pick up and drop was wonderful. We also stopped for Pies on our way. We covered a lot of area..rainforest and beach with commentary about the spreading Auckland developments. bring flip flops or plan to go barefoot on the beach...
• Submitted 14 Feb 2020
It was a nice half day trip to get to know some of the areas outside Auckland. We walked through some native forests and went to Piha beach. The tour guides were fun and very knowledgeable about the vegetation and the history of Auckland.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
Excellent time on this afternoon trip. Guides were very informative and knowledgeable. Had a great time and saw just what I wanted.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
We enjoyed the tour. The walk through the rain forest as well as the knowledge of our guide was excellent. The black sand beach was beautiful. After our walk on the beach, the guides had cookies and a drink for everyone. The guides were very friendly and knowledgable about Auckland and the surrounding areas.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2020
We had a great afternoon on this tour, which was led by extremely knowledgeable and personable guides. The bus was comfortable and the pacing of the trip was good for everyone. Of course the scenery was spectacular and this was an easy and fun way to see it. Thanks Bush and Beach!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2020
My tour guide was a very knowledgeable guy. He gave me a lot of details of the vegetation we've encountered throughout our journey. I probably made the best choice of choosing this tour, as it gives one a bit of everything.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My daughter and I enjoyed this trip immensely. Right on time and very environmentally friendly tour - that is always important to us!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Unbelievable scenery, a beautiful tour. The guides were knowledgeable and kept everyone interested. A must do.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Sean provided us with the best experience. Highly recommend this tour if you love the outdoors and learning.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour gives you a nice half day sampler of the western ranges and Tasman Sea black sand beaches, just under an hour from Auckland. Well led by a guide and driver pair with on-time shuttle pick up from our CBD area hotel.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2019
Fun fun fun! Packed with great information. Dawn and Damien we’re delightful, attentive and very inclusive. What a great day!
• Submitted 20 Dec 2018
Seeing and hiking through the beautiful lush forest, then spending time on the black sand beach within an hour - and lots of great Maori history. Great excursion!
• Submitted 26 Jul 2018
Hermosos tour, paisajes increibles. Guia ameno y entretenido. Tiempo suficiente en los lugares para visitar.
• Submitted 30 Apr 2018
Highly recommend this tour. Excellent guide who was pleasant, accommodating and very knowledgeable. Visited a couple of waterfalls as a bonus. Who knew there was this beautiful and amazing countryside within the city limits of Auckland!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
Excellent tour and our guide Tamara and The driver Ross were great! Very informative tour! A tour not to be missed!!
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
This was a very enjoyable experience. Both Sean and Warren provided a nice balance between facts and details to personal insights which made the histories and evolutions of a varied landscape and its flora and fauna easy to understand and accessible without any prior knowledge. Thank you again.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
Great tour with knowledgeable guides!
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
This was an amazing tour out of the city. The different landscapes were like nothing i have ever seen before.
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
Unfortunatey missed the trip due to travel delay caused by Malaysian airlines. Disappointed.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
Absolutely amazing trip. Gorgeous sites, very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Wonderful introduction to the sites and concerns of New Zealand Bush
• Submitted 15 Feb 2018
The tour was a wonderful escape from the city. The trip from East to West, the Pacific ocean to the Tasman sea, was filled with beautiful overlooks, a waterfall, a black sand beach and an easy, very informative nature hike. We were even served with tea, coffee and cookies at our beach stop.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2018

In Brief

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
5 hours


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