SOUTH AUCKLAND TOUR

Price:   $69 per adult, children under 12 years $35 each.

At Totara Park you will enjoy a 15 minute leisurely stroll through lush rainforest with a tranquil country atmosphere. The park is brimming with birdlife and you may hear or see pigeon (kereru), shining cuckoo (pipiwharoauroa), morepork (ruru), fantail (piwakawaka), grey warbler (riroriro), tui and kaka. The park is an example of the rich variety of vegetation that once covered the Manukau region and is replete with large and flourishing specimens of our native trees including kauri, puriri, totara, rimu, taraire, tawa, and kahikatea.

The Auckland Botanic Gardens is home to over 10,000 plants from around the world. A 30 minute amble along the walkways will reveal nestled in garden collections and at the Visitor Centre (itself a work of art) the Botanic Gardens permanent collection of artworks and sculptures.

Nestled on the shore of the Manukau Harbour, Ambury Regional Park is a working farm, an important education centre and a birdwatchers paradise. The farm animals at Ambury are family favourites. You will see sheep, goats, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and peacocks. Grassy lanes between the animal enclosures help you get up close to the animals safely. Alternatively feel free to go into the paddocks to mingle with them.

At 183m above sea level One Tree Hill provides excellent views across the Auckland area and of the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours. One Tree Hill was the largest and most important Maori settlement in pre-European times and the largest prehistoric earthwork fortification worldwide.

We return you to your pick up point via Cornwall Park which is renowned for its landscape design and wide variety of mature trees.

Details:

Operates:   Tuesday and Thursday every week. Minimum 4 people to operate. Moderate walking ability required. Maximum 10 people but groups catered for by request.

Price:   $69 per adult, children under 12 years $35 each.

Times:   Pick-up/drop-off at all inner city accommodations approximately 8-30am and return 12-30pm

Bring:   Appropriate footwear, a camera.