Wat je gaat doen
You will be picked up from Glen Eden railway station and driven through the scenic Waitakere ranges. From there I will take you to the Arataki information centre where there is a spectacular view of the Waitakeres and West Auckland. From Arataki you will be driven to Piha, a surfing resort on the rugged West Coast. Spend an hour on the rocks exploring low tide caves, where I will point out all the living things you can see. Tidal rocky shores are fascinating microcosms of diversity because they contain a range of habitats in a small space. If the weather is calm you will be able to get close to brightly coloured living things that you wouldn't normally see. From the marine to the terrestrial. You will be taken on a guided walk to a waterfall where you can see examples of New Zealand's unique native forests. Identify impressive kauri and other native trees, and the beauty of the bush. The waterfall is quite spectacular and there is a safe swimming hole at the base. Drop off will be at Glen Eden railway station where there is a good public transport link back to the City. Specific times vary each day because we are dependent on low tides.
I am a former university teacher in marine and environmental sciences, with a PhD in zoology. I love teaching others about the natural environment. I have designed and run my own field trips to various interesting natural places as part of my job.
Wat er is inbegrepen
Transport to and from Glen Eden railway station by car.
Recensies van gasten
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Waar je zult zijn
Glen Eden railway station: Pick up and drop off point. Arataki Information Centre: Includes a look out point with views over the ranges, and a plant identification trail. South Piha beach low tide blowholes: Rocky shore habitats rich in biodiversity. Water fall in the Waitakere Ranges: A track runs through New Zealand bush that includes examples of our spectacular native trees.
Denk aan het volgende
Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop worden geannuleerd en volledig worden terugbetaald.
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Vereisten voor gasten
Maximaal 4 gasten van 7 en ouder mogen deelnemen.
This trip is tide dependent, so the start and finish times vary. The trip will be cancelled in the event of high winds or heavy rain. Please ensure you dress for the weather.
Forest and sea biodiversity experience
$89 per persoon
$89 per persoon