Auckland's Untamed Island Tour (Great Barrier Island)
Full Day including flights/breakfast & lunch
Price from £405 per person
This day tour to Great Barrier Island with 'Bush & Beach' gives you a rare glimpse of a spectacular natural world!
After a 30 minute flight by light plane over the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf breakfast is enjoyed at a local cafe before an easy half hour walk on gravelled tracks and boardwalks past giant Nikau palms and rare native flora and fauna over unique wetlands to the Kaitoke natural thermal springs. The adventure continues as you are driven past native bush and rugged peaks to the secluded natural harbour at Port Fitzroy where a relaxed kiwi-style picnic lunch is taken. Then a short walk leads to a sweeping, often deserted, stretch of pristine white sand where here is time for a swim or a meander along the beach to visit the graves of those drowned in one of New Zealand’s worst shipwrecks. Visit the only working cattle and sheep farm on the island where relics of the past remain and the world’s largest population of Brown Teal can be found, a friendly little duck on the verge of extinction. At a nearby stream, monster eels come when called and can be fed. This unforgettable day is rounded off with a climb to the top of Windy Canyon, a spectacular short walk. The path winds around rocky outcrops and past sheer cliffs coated with rata vines and takes in breathtaking views of the island and beyond.
Months: Year Round
Duration: 11 Hours 30 Minutes
Does not operate on Christmas Day(25 December)