What you'll do
From our meeting point we’ll make our way across the bridge, soaking up stunning views of our harbour, city and volcanoe as we go. We will arrive at a small yet enchanting slice of native bush that even many locals don’t even know about. It's an elevated bush walk that provides a unique forest scape. Great for the insta! If we're lucky we'll start to hear and then see Tui in full voice and flight. These guys are singers and mimickers and they have quite a story! I’ll point out native trees, New Zealand bush medicine and wildlife that you may not have seen before. It's stunning natural beauty, and quite peaceful too. After our bush walk we'll head to a beautiful beach and lovely waterside trail. I'll point out all the local landmarks and natural beauty including our imposing Rangitoto Volcano, our youngest at just 600 years old. It's an intriguing coastal trail, we'll pass over old lava flows, rock pools and even a castle would you believe! Finally we'll reach lovely Takapuna beach where this time of year it's an awesome spot for a swim to cool off. We'll finish with a classic Kiwi fish and chips lunch and a beer on the beach. We will then head back to the city!
Hi, my name's Kate, I grew up in the middle of nowhere near the East Coast of New Zealand a.k.a "in the wops". I am told, this has instilled in me an unusual amount of knowledge on the plant and bird locals. One of my favorite things to do is to spend time outdoors. Whether it is in our forests, admiring the natural majesty of it all, or on our beaches contemplating the sky meeting the ocean. I also don't mind a robust conversation with someone i haven't met. It's always a fun way to start the day!
Fish and Chips at the beach or similar meal
One beer, wine or soft drink
Rides to the locations and then back to the city!
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Where you'll be
We visit an interesting slice of native bush where i'll point out all you need to know about New Zealand flora and fauna. We'll see plenty of bird life including our beloved Tui hopefully which will sing to us if we're lucky! We go to a beautiful sandy beach and take an interesting coastal trail before reaching the lovely Takapuna beach. This is a great spot for lunch and a drink. It's also a great place to grab some New Zealand made gifts.
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Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
I may message you before hand to shift the time an hour either side of departure to match the tides. Please feel free to tip your guide. We will not be offended!
Auckland bush, beach and bites trail