Auckland Small Group Tour | Wilderness Experience

Auckland Small Group Tour | Wilderness Experience

Just a 30 minute drive from downtown Auckland brings you to the Arataki Centre, perched high in the Waitakere Ranges, where the sweeping decks give breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Absorb the local history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there. Head further west and 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.

With our knowledgeable and experienced guides your eco-tour continues on to the lush rainforest where you hear native birdsong as you walk the easy bush tracks amongst New Zealand’s famous kauri trees and giant tree ferns.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Auckland to Auckland
Price: From (NZD) $170 per person
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: BBWE


Inner city pick up and refreshments
Breathtaking panoramic views from the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
Walk through an area of Auckland’s coastal rainforest
Stroll on an awe-inspiring beach and experience the uniqueness of the black sand and the clear ocean breeze
This tour is perfect for all ages
Half Day Afternoon Tour Runs every day (except Christmas Day) 12.30pm–5.30pm
No minimum passengers

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departs daily
  • Departure Point: Auckland Inner City free pick up included.
  • Departure Time: at 12:30pm
  • Duration: 5 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Tour returns at 5:30pm, Auckland Inner City free drop off included.
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

General Information

This is a specialised small group tour. It is designed to give the visitor an intimate and memorable experience of Auckland’s wilderness without any impact on the environment and wildlife. Each tour is led by an experienced guide with extensive knowledge of native flora and fauna and an awareness for client and environmental safety.

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism Industry MemberQualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver


There are 13 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.8 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Guides were so knowledgeable and friendly. Tour was perfectly planned and executed. My husband, kids and I can't say enough about what a great afternoon it was - and we learnt so much. The enthusiasm of the guides for their local natural environment was wonderful. Would definitely recommend.
Overall Tour Rating

A great half day tour where you get to experience different, beautiful environments including rainforest, mountain views and a beach walk. The guides Geoff and Dave gave great commentary about the area and area history. I have a bad hip and they proactively did all they could to make my tour experience comfortable and enjoyable.
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The Wilderness Tour was fun and I learned a lot about New Zealand because the guide was so knowledgeable. He was also entertaining and a good driver. I am glad I spent an afternoon on this trip. It was great use of my limited time.
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Rob and Shawn our tour guides did a fabulous job on our tour. We were picked up at our hotel and just a little way down the road we stopped at a bakery where we were speedily served while purchasing a little snack for the road trip. Our first stop was a black sand beautiful beach. They provided cookies and drinks after our beach walk and then we walked the Cascade trail for about an hour. The commentary throughout the trip was well presented, and we acquired a new appreciation for all the efforts New Zealand is making toward preserving its unique environment.
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Wayne was a great guide, showing us all the interesting spots and keeping a good pace. it was a relaxing and enjoyable trip that showcased the beauty of NZ's nature. I would definitely go back to them again for other tours.
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What a wonderful introduction to New Zealand, its friendly people and beautiful countryside. We were picked up from our hotel by our guide and driver, John, and immediately felt the warmth and enthusiasm of the whole tour. John explained where we were going and what we should hope to see before setting off; (he also knew where ';the best meat pies were sold! The pepper steak was delicious!) The tour did everything in the brochure and more. We had a most wonderful day out. Thank you Sally and John.
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Fantastic 1/2 day tour from Auckland to Rainforest areas & Pihu beach. Very informative and friendly tour leader and would not hesitate to recommend.
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Of all of our tours, the 1/2 day Wilderness Experience was our favorite! The waterfall, black sand beach, and bush walk were amazing. Our guide, Dion was great. He was very informative and enthusiastic, as well as approachable and welcoming.
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I really had a great time. Only thing I think I will say was a negative thing, is that I wish it was a longer tour. More time. But I really loved the sights and learned lots :) I absolutely recommend this tour to all nature interested people. I went on the Wilderness Experience tour.
Overall Tour Rating

Highly recommended. And David, the driver, was AWESOME!!!
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Auckland Small Group Tour | Wilderness Experience
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Tour Code: BBWE
From (NZD) $170 per person
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13 reviews (4.8/5)

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