Auckland Maori Culture Day Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

Full day tour with Maori guide
Views of Manukau Harbour
Lunch, snacks & bottled water
Waitakere Ranges
Travel with a high-end luxury award-winning tour provider
All taxes and park fees Included

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Tue, May 21, 2024

What you can expect

Enjoy a wonderful day of sightseeing and learning about indigenous Māori culture throughout the day as you discover Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (Waitākere Ranges) on Auckland’s West Coast. View several ancient volcanoes and marvel at the architecture of the Auckland Museum, one of New Zealand’s most beautiful buildings, as you visit the Auckland Domain.

Explore the boutique suburb of Parnell, restored in the old colonial style with many beautiful mansions and along Tāmaki Drive, one of the world’s most beautiful city drives. See several stunning beaches along Auckland’s shoreline including Mission Bay, arguably Auckland’s most well-known beach with lovely golden sand and safe swimming.

Drive over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge spanning the Waitematā Harbour, see the Hauraki Gulf and great views of the mystical island volcano Rangitoto Island, Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano at 600 years old. Visit the Arataki Visitor Centre at the gateway to Auckland’s famous West Coast, which is well-known for its interesting displays and magnificent views over the Manukau Harbour. Enjoy overlooking spectacular ocean vistas along Auckland’s wild West Coast in our famous Waitākere Ranges.

Discover Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (Māori for ancient forest of Tiriwa), the indigenous forest covering the Waitākere Ranges on Auckland’s famous west coast.

Location

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Fully guided service in Mercedes luxury vehicle.
  • Pick-up/drop-off within Auckland’s Downtown area
  • Complimentary snacks, water and lunch also included.
  • 2-15 passengers shared, small group tour basis.
  • All tours support local ecocultural initiatives.
Highlights
  • The Arataki Visitor Centre at the gateway to Auckland's famous West Coast with its very interesting displays and magnificent views over the Manukau Harbour;
  • Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa, (ancient forest of Tiriwa) the indigenous forest covering the Waitakere Ranges to the west of Auckland.
  • Walk among unique indigenous trees and plants, learn their Maori names and their importance as both food and medicine.
  • Meet some of our shy bush-dwelling native birds. Hear the lore and legends of the bush.
  • Spectacular ocean vistas along Auckland’s wild West Coast in our famous Waitakere Ranges;
  • Unique indigenous flora and fauna;
  • Te Taihauuru (the famous ‘Wild West Coast’) with its the unique and spectacular black sand beaches, windswept cliffs and roaring surf
  • We visit the most stunning of all the black sand beaches on Auckland's famous West Coast!
  • Ancient native rainforest including our New Zealand Christmas Trees (Pohutukawa Trees) and our amazing Kauri Trees, some of the world's great trees
Time
  • Pickup 9am and drop-off 5pm from your downtown Auckland accommodation
What To Bring
  • Walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Your camera
Cancellation Policy
  • There is no charge with more than 30 day's notice of cancellation
  • From 8 to 29 days: 20%.
  • From 48 hours to 7 days: 50%.
  • Less than 48 hours or no-shows is 100% cancellation fee
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • After booking has been confirmed and 30+ days: No charge. From 8 to 29 days: 20%. From 48 hours to 7 days: 50%. Less than 48 hours or no-shows: 100%.

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Sustainability

Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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$363.40AUD
or 4 payments of $90.85 with more info
Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to experience
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