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Kauri Coast Explorer

Kauri Coast


$250 NZD

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  • What’s included

  • Transport

  • Driver/guide

  • Kawiti Glow Worm Caves Tour

  • Snacks

  • Tour Highlights

  • Whangarei Falls

  • Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

  • Opononi & Hokianga Harbour

  • Waipoua Forest & Tane Mahuta

  • Kai Iwi Lakes

  • What to bring

  • Walking shoes

  • Swim wear

  • Towel

  • Drink Bottle

  • Money for lunch

  • Sun protection


The Kauri Coast Explorer is a full day trip that will take you to waterfalls, glow worm caves, giant Kauri Trees, beautiful native forests, sandy fresh water lakes and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world! You will be amazed at how much you can fit in to your day with this tour, you will really see it all!
Please Note: The Kauri Coast Explorer runs on demand and requires a minimum of four participants – perfect for families or groups!

Pickups avaliable: Whangarei and Tutukaka Coast areas
Departs from: Whangarei at 8am
Return time: approx 6pm
Activity Level: Relaxed (2 of 5)



We will depart Whangarei or Tutukaka and make the short drive to Whangarei Falls where you can view the impressive 26m waterfall from the top or make the 10-minute walk to the base. After departing the falls, we will travel to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves to enjoy a 30-minute guided of the Caves to view a breathtaking display of glow worms overhead and experience these creatures up close and personal. Next stop is Opononi! This beautiful harborside town offers views of the Hokianga Harbour and the towering sand dunes on the far shore, here we will enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes. After a short headland walk to view the Hokianga Harbour entrance and the impressive views up and down the coast, we will make our way toward the beautiful Waipoua Forest. It is here where we will visit one of New Zealand’s iconic natural wonders, Tane Mahuta is our largest know Kauri tree, this behemoth towers at 51m tall and has a girth of nearly 14m. Estimated to be between 1250-2500 years old, Tane Mahuta is a significant part of Maori Culture. Continuing south we will reach the Kai Iwi Lakes, this series of fresh water lakes were created more than 1.8 million years ago and are surrounded by stunning sandy beaches and provide a well-deserved swim after a day of exploring! Once we depart here we will make our way back toward Whangarei and Tutukaka.
This itinerary is intended as a guide only, and may be changed to better suit the conditions on any given day.


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