( Morning tour starts at 9 am/Sunset tour starts at 4 pm ) 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 the founder of Food Monsters at Home. I've been traveling and working as a chef in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for the last 15 years. 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 meals either lunch or dinner. Power snacks for the adventures!
New Zealand local wine and beer
From the Swanson train station to the trailhead or I’d be able to pick you up from Auckland city central. Please message me…
First aid and safety gear
We’ll meet at the Swanson station either early morning orevening 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
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.