4 Day Great Barrier Island & Auckland Regional Discovery

4 Day Great Barrier Island & Auckland Regional Discovery

Auckland’s uniqueness owes a lot to its close relationship with the natural world. From native forest on offshore island bird sanctuaries to west regional parks on the region’s fringes, Auckland’s natural landscape is treasured, protected and waiting for you to enjoy.

A thirty minute scenic flight by light plane over the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf brings you to majestic Great Barrier Island. After breakfast at a local café take an easy half hour walk on gravelled tracks and boardwalks past giant Nikau palms and rare native flora and fauna over unique wetlands to the Kaitoke natural thermal springs.

The adventure continues as you drive past native bush and rugged peaks to a private farm where there is a sweeping, often deserted stretch of pristine white sand beach. There is time for a swim or a meander along the beach to visit the graves of those drowned in one of New Zealand’s worst shipwrecks. On this farm the world’s largest population of Brown Teal can be found, a friendly little duck on the verge of extinction. At a nearby stream, monster eels come when called and can be fed – if you dare! You then stop at a scenic location where you have a relaxed kiwi style picnic lunch. This unforgettable day is rounded off with a climb to the top of Windy Canyon, a spectacular short walk. The path winds around rocky outcrops and past sheer cliffs coated with rata vines and takes in breathtaking views of the island and beyond. The flight back returns you to Auckland Airport at 5.30pm.

Only 30 kilometres from downtown Auckland is the city’s largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges. No other city in New Zealand has such a wonderful asset so close to it. In just 30 minutes you leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquility of the rainforest. Travel to the Arataki Centre perched high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean.

Continue on to the lush rainforest where you walk the easy bush tracks amongst giant tree ferns and view New Zealand’s famous kauri trees. Move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 4 Day Great Barrier Island & Auckland Regional Discovery
From: Auckland to Auckland
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Price:
From (NZD) $1691 per person
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SBAKL4I

Inclusions

3 nights accommodation at the SkyCity Auckland
Full day Great Barrier Island day tour including airport transfers, breakfast and lunch
Half day Wilderness Experience tour

Short Break Exclusions & Extras

Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. Airport transfers are at your own expense, read our FAQ’s for more information. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Auckland

On arrival in Auckland make your way to your centrally located SkyCity Auckland. The rest of the day is free to explore.

Day 2
Auckland Sightseeing

Full day tour to Great Barrier Island including return flights and lunch.

Day 3
Auckland Sightseeing

Morning free; afternoon wilderness experience tour.

Day 4
Depart Auckland

Make your way out to the airport for your onward flight.

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4 Day Great Barrier Island & Auckland Regional Discovery
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Tour Code: SBAKL4I
From (NZD) $1691 per person
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Departures: May 18 - Mar 19

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