Experience the famous Waitakere Ranges on Auckland's West Coast with a winner of multiple global awards.

Keep away from the masses and enjoy a multi award winning tour in a small group.

Full tour details below.

For this tour during Low Season (April through September), please order:  Auckland West Coast Half Day Luxury Tour - Low Season

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+, Minimum 2 Adults Per Order):
Child Rate
(Ages 4-11):
Child - Free
(Ages 3 and Under on Adult Lap):

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Tour / Activity Details

4 hours
9:00 am & 1:00 pm daily (October through March)

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 adults per order.  Tour includes pick up from hotels in Auckland city.  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • The New Zealand government has outlined a five-step reopening plan. The border is now open to New Zealand citizens coming from anywhere in the world. By May 1, fully vaccinated people from Australia or visa waiver countries - including the United Kingdom, the United States and many European nations -- will be able to enter New Zealand and self-test on arrival. By October, all visa categories will reopen, including visitor visas.



Sorry, but this tour is not wheelchair-accessible.



Be amazed by Auckland’s famous West Coast with its sub-tropical rainforest, soaring cliffs, roaring surf and stunning black sand beaches. Walk along the deserted shore, with the sound of the sea in your ears, the wind in your hair and the salt spray on your face.

Keep away from the masses and try this multi award-winning tour in a small group. After pickup, your guide drives to the west, leaving behind beautiful Auckland city through Titirangi, which translates to "Fringe of Heaven" in the local Maori language. 

The tour then enters the beautiful native forest that is the Waitakere Ranges, made famous by many movies that have been filmed here.  During the drive through lush rainforest, many guests comment on how dense, varied and unlike anything they have ever seen before this forest is. Next, reach the Arataki Visitor Centre, which helps explain more about this special place. There are several interesting exhibits on display and views across the Waitakere Ranges and towards the Manukau Harbour.

Your tour continues on towards the West Coast and reaches one of New Zealand's beautiful black sand beaches, where you'll be personally guided to the glorious, roaring surf that constantly pounds this breath-taking place. You will be given enough time to experience this beautiful place and ensure you have a good understanding of its significance. Always keep a watchful eye out for the flora and fauna that live here and your guide will point these out to you. Many native plants were used extensively by Maori and you will learn which ones were the most useful. Maori still use these plants for medicinal purposes today.

Return to Auckland City having spent time in a truly magical part of New Zealand.



  • Free pick up from Auckland central business district
  • All transportation
  • Fully guided personal small group tour
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Tours support local eco-cultural initiatives


Please Bring/Wear

  • Outdoor clothing for the day's weather conditions
  • Swimming gear (in warmer weather)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • Camera
  • A Smile!


48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Minimum 2 adults per order.  Tour includes pick up from hotels in Auckland city.  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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