West Coast Discovery Half Day Tour

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Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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Highlights & inclusions

Pick up From Auckland CBD
Piha Beach & Lion Rock
Karekare Waterfall
Arataki Maori Visitor Centre
Panoramic views of the Waitakere Ranges
Drop Off in Auckland CBD
or 4 payments of $52.67 with more info

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Piha is New Zealand’s most famous surf beach situated on the west coast of the North Island. This black iron-sand beach has a reputation for awesome surfs that roll in over the Tasman Sea. See this and more on our West Coast Discovery!

The tour starts with picking you up from Auckland CBD; then you’ll enjoy a 30-minute scenic drive through the Waitakere Ranges. The first stop is the Arataki Visitor Centre where you will learn all about New Zealand’s Native trees and look out to the panoramic views of the Waitakere Ranges – the perfect start to exploring the west coast. We then take a 20-minute drive to Karekare waterfalls.

Once we arrive at Karekare waterfalls, you enjoy a 5-minute easy stroll to the waterfall- a great spot for photos! We then head to the famous Piha Surf Beach where you can go for a swim or just relax and enjoy the stunning views.

You can also walk up the Lion Rock (situated in the middle of the beach) for stunning views and an amazing photo opportunity.


What you need to know

  • Pick up and drop off from any central Auckland accommodation
  • Snacks and Water
  • This experience starts at 9:00 am
  • Please allow approximately 4 hours for this experience
Departure Location
  • This experience includes pick up from any central Auckland accommodation
What To Bring
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Bring a camera
Cancellation Policy
  • 7 – 10 days prior to the date of the tour – 25% of your ticket plus any booking fees and charges
  • 3 – 6 days prior to the date of the tour – 50% of your ticket plus any booking fees and charges
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
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
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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