Auckland, New Zealand

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Overview

Discover the black sand beaches, dramatic waterfalls and idyllic vineyards of Auckland’s wild west coast. This private full-day tour can be customized to your preferences, so you could explore natural wonders like Fairy Falls, Crystal Mountain and Bethells beach, marvel at the Gannet breeding colony on Muriwai beach or enjoy wine tasting along the Kumeu Wine Trail.
  • Full-day private tour of Muriwai beach from Auckland
  • Admire natural wonders like Muriwai beach, Fairy Falls and Crystal Mountain
  • Visit one of New Zealand’s only Gannet breeding grounds
  • Enjoy optional add-ons like the Kumeu Wine Trail or the Tree Adventures park
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport by private vehicle
  • This private tour can be customized to your preferences and ensures personalized attention from your guide
Start your full-day adventure with pick-up from your central Auckland hotel and soak up the scenery as you head out of the city towards the west coast. After around 45 minutes drive, arrive at Muriwai beach and follow your guide on a walking tour through the beachside forests and dunes. Hear how Muriwai’s unusual black sands were created by the region’s ancient volcanoes as you stroll along the shore and spot surfers taking to the waves. Then, get up close to one of New Zealand’s most important Gannet breeding colonies, that nest at the southern end of the beach.

After exploring the wild scenery of Muriwai beach, the rest of the day’s itinerary is up to you so you could pay head south to Bethells beach and lake, a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing. Perhaps follow the Kumeu Wine Trail and stop to enjoy wine tasting (own expense) at one of the many wineries; get your adrenaline pumping with a visit to the thrilling Tree Adventures forest park; take a tour of Crystal Mountain; or hike to the beautiful Fairy Falls (entrance tickets not included).

After an action-packed day trip, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

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, Feb 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful scenic drive with several excellent unexpected stops. The gannets, or course, are amazing the time of year will make a difference. We had complete flexibility as to the content and timing of the tour. Viator booked this for us with Ezydriver. Stuart, our driver/guide was knowledgeable, helpful, courteous and safe. The van was extremely comfortable. We had expressed that we had an interest in the geology of New Zealand. So, while our primary interest was the gannet colony, Stuart brought along a geologist who provided a good commentary on the geology of the region as we proceeded along. Wow!


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