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Full-Day Piha and Waitakere Eco-Tour with Surf Lesson from Auckland

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    What to Expect
    Ride in a comfortable vehicle to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, a scenic drive that takes roughly 30 minutes.

    Stop first at the Arataki Visitor Centre, which offers sweeping views of Auckland. Then learn about Maori traditions, and see native plants and wildlife including the Kauri tree and the weta, flightless insects that are endemic to New Zealand.

    Next up, take an easy walk into the bush that takes you to one of Piha’s cascading waterfalls. Look for native wildlife such as the New Zealand longfin eel, and birds like the kereru and pukeko.

    Continue to the Piha coast, stopping at a famous lookout point that offers great photo ops. Head down to the beach for your surf lesson.

    Your qualified surfing instructor provides a full safety briefing before starting your lesson on the beach. Learn the basics of paddling out, catching waves, water safety, and more, during a lesson that includes all necessary surf equipment. Simply bring your own swim gear and towel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Downtown Ferry Terminal, Quay St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    2: Skytower 72 Victoria St W, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We have two pickup locations to choose from, The Downtown Ferry terminal 08:00 am or The Skytower 08.30 am. You can find the description of the pickup locations down below.

    Please let us know which pickup location you would prefer for your booking.

    The Downtown Ferry terminal, Quay St, Auckland, 1010 (bus stop) at 08:00 am. Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes prior to the pickup and check your departure details to make sure you are in the right pick up zone. You need to wait outside the downtown terminal door at the side of the main building. Please refer to departure images or contact us on 0800 000 985 for any further details.

    The SkyTower, Victoria St W, Auckland, 1010 (SkyJump landing pad) at 08:30 am. Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes prior to the pickup and check your departure details to make sure you are in the right pick up zone. You need to wait outside the Skytower in front of the Skyjump platform. Please refer to departure images or contact us on 0800 000 985 for any further details.

    Please make it clear on your booking what pickup location you would prefer. We will follow up with location pickup confirmation. We look forward to taking you on one of our tours. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any extra information.
    Departure Time
    The standard pick up for this experience is from the Auckland SkyTower Victoria St W, Auckland, 1010. The daily pick up is at 8.30am. However if you prefer a hotel pick up and are based with in the central Auckland city area this can be provided. Please include your hotel information in the notes and our team will contact you via email to confirm a pick up time between 8am and 8:20am. Although bookings are instant please await your hotel departure confirmation from the Elements World team.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Return Transport from Auckland City
    • Guided Tour of The Arataki Visitor Centre
    • Visit To KiteKite or KareKare Falls
    • Visit and free Time at Piha Beach
    • 2 hrs Surf Lesson
    • Surfboard and gear included in cost * please provide weight and height details when booking
    • 30 minutes free time
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Swimmers
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • May be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Bring a towel, sunscreen and a bottle of water
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It was an amazing day! Firstly, we did the eco tour guided by Mark, he has a lot of knowledge about Auckland (and New Zealand). After this tour we had a surf lesson. Piha beach was wonderful and the lesson was also really Nice, I would highly recommand this tour to everyone!
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    What an amazing day I had! I highly recommend this day if you want to do some chill sight seeing combined with surfing. Such a cool experience! Thank you for this day :D
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Elements Surf
    121 reviews
    Nice Comfy tour
    All in all , they were nice people and the time was sufficient to discover the surroundings, though there were no
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    Piha and waitakere
    Great tour! We got to go to several different locations, all breathtaking. The black sand beach was very cool and
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    Great tour but later I realized they never included lunch!
    We had a nice day in this tour with Mark, but after coming back home, we realized we didn’t have lunch as the
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    Very Nice Day Trip
    Mark was very knowledgeable. Hiking to the rainforest, waterfalls and to Piha Beach to watch the surf lesson
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    Memorable and can’t miss experience
    My wife and I have been enjoying our vacation in New Zealand but this excursion by Elements World was particularly
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    Excellent tour for a half day after jet leg
    We had Mark as a guide and he is great fellow, knows a lot about the track and nature. Even if we weren't full
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    Akron, Ohio
    Great Day Trip
    My guide, I believe it was Dave, was fantastic, friendly, informative and helpful. This was a great day trip to
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    Guangzhou, China
    Amazing day tour
    What an incredible experience. Mark is a great tour guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend
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    Awesome tour!
    Had a cool day trip to the westcoast of Auckland! Our tourguide Mark had a lot of knowledge about the area as well
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    Basel, Switzerland
    Perfect First Surf Lesson
    Shortly after we made a request on the website, we got a friendly phonecall fixing the date and time for our first
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    Great tour
    It was an amazing day! Firstly, we did the eco tour guided by Mark, he has a lot of knowledge about Auckland (and
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    Amy M
    Epic experience
    I had Dave for my guide, my first day in New Zealand. I was travelling solo so I got to sit up front and talk to
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    Toowoomba, Australia
    Amazing tour
    We had an amazing time on our tour with our guide Mark. He was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with
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    Angie H
    Best Tour in Auckland!
    We booked this tour a little last minute after planning our time in Auckland. We had Dave T as our guide for the
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    Joanne N
    Cornwall, Canada
    Great Tour
    We did a 6 + hour tour of Waitekare, Kerikeri and Pihai - no lunch but we were provided with water and snacks and
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 7h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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