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Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk

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Overview

Embark on a Guided Wilderness Walk in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges on the famous West Coast of New Zealand where you will discover, on a very personal small group tour, rugged black sand beaches, mesmerizing waterfalls, mountain-fed streams, and pristine rainforest home to rare wildlife and soaring ancient trees. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the most stunning views you’ll ever see on an intimate group tour, winner of many international awards including the National Geographic World Legacy Award.

Experience the real New Zealand in these multi-award winning small group tours. Get off the beaten tourist path and away from the crowds, and explore some of the country’s most spectacular walking tracks. Venture deep into the timeless Waitakere Ranges subtropical rainforest and take in the pure sounds and fresh scents of the bush.

On your way to the West Coast, drop by at the Arataki Visitor Centre to get a sweeping view of the Waitakere Ranges, Auckland City and huge swathes of the Manukau Harbour in good weather. On arrival at the West Coast,  you start your walk through native forest where you will encounter many indigenous New Zealand plants like the iconic Silver Fern. Your guide will point out the most useful native plants that the Maori extensively used for medicinal purposes, as they still are today.

Contemplate on the magnificent view of the Tasman Sea that separates New Zealand from Australia. Keep your eyes peeled for New Zealand’s native Christmas Trees (pohutukawa), and the mighty Kauri, the biggest of which are the second largest trees in the world and one of the longest living. With your guide’s direction, you’ll also encounter many other interesting indigenous flora and fauna during the walk.

You continue through the subtropical rainforest and stroll along the coast after lunch as you head toward one of the most fascinating black sand beaches in New Zealand. Depending on how far you are able to walk, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore a waterfall along the way. If you are keen to take a swim under the falls during your guided wilderness walk, inform your guide beforehand so he or she can work this around the day’s plans.

Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk

Auckland Guided Wilderness Walk

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