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Full-Day Wild West Coast Photo and Discovery Tour including Lunch from Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand


8 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Explore Auckland's West Coast with a one day Auckland tour designed for photographers and nature lovers. Only 40 minutes from Auckland CBD lies another world of ancient rainforest and black sand beaches. We see famous beaches like Piha and Karekare and walk through pristine rainforest with massive Kauri  trees over 1000 years old. Your guides are professional photographers with an interest in the local  history and  ecology of the area so your day will be full of interesting facts and their photographic advice is free.

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

What To Expect

The day starts at 9am with a free pickup from your central city accommodation . We head out approximately 40minutes from the ctiy towards the West Coast . Situated at the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges we drive through Titirangi, an area rich in culture and with many galleries and outdoor Cafes it is a favorite spot for artists of many kinds.

We then head up the aptly named Scenic Drive where our first stop is the Arataki Visitor Center. Perched high on the ridge there are some amazing views

The Location

Where To Go

Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure time

9:00 AM


Auckland, New Zealand

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Spectacular day with Brett who...

Arlene T | Feb 2020

Spectacular day with Brett who showed us the very best of the west coast scenery and beaches; extremely knowledgeable about everything local. His photographic tips were interesting and practical, easy to put to use. He helped us compose photos and

Driver was well informed on...

Robert J | Jan 2020

Driver was well informed on local sights. Tour was satisfactory not his fault that there was not as much wildlife as advertised on line prior to trip.

This tour is truly INCREDIBLE!!...

JAMESON A | Jan 2020

This tour is truly INCREDIBLE!! Brett was an amazing guide, and we saw lots of truly unbelievable scenery!!! One of the best tours we've ever had (and we travel a lot!!). Brett's wife even made a chocolate cake for our group that we enjoyed at

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Full-Day Wild West Coast Photo and Discovery Tour including Lunch from Auckland

From $182.00
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