The Laughing Chestnut

This Auckland based photography day tour is all about enjoying nature and capturing its beauty on camera. We take you into the Waitakere Ranges with its waterfalls, rainforests and Kauri trees. Then enjoy the sunset on our beautiful west coast.


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This Auckland based photography day tour is all about enjoying New Zealand’s pristine environment and capturing its beauty on camera.

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We pick you up in central Auckland and take you via some of Auckland’s most scenic routes to beautiful bush hikes with stunning vistas in the Waitakere Ranges. You will see waterfalls, native rainforest and magnificent Kauri trees.

For the sunset, we take you to the most diverse of Auckland’s west coast beaches: Bethells Beach. We find the perfect spot for your golden hour shots of black sanded beaches and the rugged coast line.

After the light has faded, we will bring you back to central Auckland.


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Physical address

The Laughing Chestnut , 288 Ahuroa Valley Road, RD1 Warkworth, Makarau, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 9pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to coach terminal:
walking distance (<100m)
Proximity to town:
Pick-up and drop-off in central Auckland (Britomart train station)

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $250.00
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
The tour requires a reasonable amount of fitness. Total hiking time during the tour can reach up to 2 to 3 hours in total, with stops and drives to the next location in between. The tracks are well maintained, however the ground may be slippery.

Language support

  Written Spoken
German YES YES

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