Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Coast and Rainforest Tour

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7 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket


Explore New Zealand’s rugged west coast and rainforest when you’re in port in Auckland on a scenic and invigorating full-day shore excursion. You’ll see panoramic ocean views in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, take a guided walk through coastal rainforest and visit a forest of ancient kauri trees. You’ll also go for a walk along a black-sand beach, have a picnic lunch, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.


  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off at the Price Waterhouse Coopers bus stop (stop #1346), 188 Quay Street
  • Local guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Picnic lunch - please advise dietary requirements
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Auckland, New Zealand

Enjoy your day in the Waitakere Ranges

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

Enjoy Arataki visitors centre - with views of both coast and Maori carvings.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Karekare Falls, 1 Lone Kauri Road, Karekare, Auckland 0772 New Zealand

Beautiful waterfall not far from Karekare Beach

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mercer Bay Loop Walk, Log Race Road, Piha 0772, New Zealand

This beautiful coastal walk has views from Piha to Karekare Beach

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kitekite Falls, Piha, Auckland New Zealand

Take a walk up to Kitekite Falls, not far from Piha Beach

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Piha Beach, Piha, Auckland New Zealand

Enjoy the rugged black sands of Piha Beach as your stroll along the sand

Duration: 30 minutes

Time of tour

10:00 AM

Meeting point

188 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
If you are arriving off a ship please meet the tour at the bus stop outside the HSBC building bus stop (Stop #1346), 188 Quay Street, Auckland - This bus stop of located across and down the road from Ferry Building, Downtown Auckland (Next to MSocial Auckland). Pick up will be at 9.50am. Please reconfirm this with Bush and Beach prior to the cruise departure.
If you are staying at a hotel, please let us know and we can give you a pick up time from there.


  • HSBC, 188 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Additional information

  • 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 2 adults required. 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note: The walking includes stairs
  • Not recommended for travelers unable to walk stairs
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands


  • Gratuities

Ticket delivery

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


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Sarah H
March 2016

Wonderful tour around Auckland. Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We saw some beautiful beaches and rainforest. Lovely small group. Amazing trip

February 2020

I joined a small group on Wednesday , and definitey recommend this tour. Our guide Sean was the best! He is a former ranger who worked in the park for many years, and there was nothing he did not know. He was funny, although sometimes I was the only one who "got" his humour. Our lunch was goo...

Sharon M
April 2019

We recently done this tour and found it to be excellent. Our tour guide Wayne was very informative and alot of fun. The rainforest was great and very interesting we also went to Piha beach with its black sand. All in all a Fantastic tour we would highly recommend doing this tour to anyone visiti...

Lynette M
February 2019

Tamara and Wayne with Bush and Beach tours gave us an enjoyable, picturesque and informative tour of the rain forest and beaches surrounding Auckland, NZ. I liked that we had some free time off of the bus to enjoy walks along the beaches as well as a guided hike through the rain forest. The gui...

November 2018

A true, down to earth New Zealand nature experience . You feel you are with friends from the moment you are picked up until you are returned to your hotel. The caring, knowledgeable guides, share their love and pride in their country. We learnt about the origins of New Zealand, the arrival of th...

November 2018

We really wanted a chance to walk in the rainforest of New Zealand and this tour provided an excellent opportunity to do that. We were picked up at 12:12 pm in a very comfortable van by our guide, David, and driver, Allen. We first visited the Arataki Visitors Centre. This is a nature centre with...

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