What you'll do
Depending on the weather that day, and desired distance for our group we can choose to walk the steep bits and the flat. Before you know it, we will be escaping the hectic hustle and bustle and be in the relaxing bush surrounded with all that nature has to offer. As we proceed onto the route we will reach such scenic view that not even a camera can do it justice, although they will be great for Instagram to make all your friends wishing they had joined you in Auckland. This tour is customizable for everyone, from the season runner to the less experienced, we can work at your pace. Kindly, let me know what your normal walking distance is and I will adjust the tour to find a middle ground for us. We always have options! This experience will take you off the beaten path into some of Auckland’s untouched trails to experience a bit of Auckland’s hidden beauty. Looking forward to our hike!
I'm Hiro originally from Tokyo, Japan but I've been traveling and working as a chef in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for the last 15 years. Currently, I'm running a cooking class in Okinawa. Food Monsters at Home https://www.facebook.com/foodmonstersathome/?modal=admin_todo_tour People refer to me as a global citizen or Japanse Forest Gump. I have biked for 9000km in Japan, 9000km Alaska to Los Angles, 5500km in Patagonia and trail ran on the Rocky mountain in Canada, Great ocean trail in Australia. New Zealand is the perfect place to get out and explore the outdoors with its beautiful landscape.
chef's select 3-course lunch or dinner. power snacks for adventure
water, tea or coffee after running
from the train station to the trailhead.
first aid and safety gear
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Where you'll be
Will will meet at the Swanson station on early evening and head out towards to the Waitakere mountains which is a historic and spectacular place. Waitakere would be considered to be a hidden gem since many seem to forget about it when thinking about Auckland. The scenic drive will take us to iconic and beautiful hiking or waterfall spot, where I will show you the most "instagrammable" locations to get that perfect and memorable shot.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.
I could also pick you up from Auckland city if I'm there. Starting time and date can be flexible. Please contact me if you have any preferences.
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