Guided tour

Auckland: Wild West Coast And Black Sand Beaches Tour

Auckland: Wild West Coast And Black Sand Beaches Tour

From US$ 101.36 per person

Explore the volcanic black sands beaches and gannet colony of Auckland’s wild west coast on a fully guided, small group tour from Auckland including brewery lunch and beer tasting.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Explore the West Coast black sand beaches and rugged coastline
  • Marvel at the Muriwai Gannet Colony
  • Indulge at the Hallertau Brewery for lunch and craft beer tasting
Full description
The day's itinerary: 1. Auckland Sky Tower Departing from the famous landmark of the Auckland Sky Tower, the west coast adventure begins with a guided tour out of the city centre over the famous Harbour Bridge to Auckland’s North Shore. You then head west towards the affluent areas of Coatesville, Kumeu and Riverhead. While on this journey your guides will point out all the main attractions and tell stories about the area along the way. 2. Hallertau Brewery Arriving at the craft beer brewery Hallertau, you will be treated to a delicious lunch of your choice from a special set menu. Following lunch, you have the opportunity to taste some of Hallertau’s winning craft beers before continuing your day. 3. Muriwai Beach A short drive from the brewery you arrive at the wild west coast black sand beach of Muriwai. Exploring this area, you will be amazed by the rugged coastline, unique black sand and the feel of raw natural power that surrounds the area. 4. Muriwai Gannet Colony Walking up the hill from the beach not only will you be treated to amazing views but also have the chance to see the largest mainland gannet colony on the North Island. Getting this close to these impressive ocean mastering birds is a special experience. (Bird numbers vary at different times of the year). 5. Auckland City After a great afternoon exploring Auckland’s West Coast, it is time to head back to the city with a fully guided return trip dropping off at city central locations and hotels.
  • A fully guided small group tour
  • Lunch (set menu)
  • Craft beer tasting
  • Park entry fees
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Please be waiting at the base of the SkyTower on Victoria Street. You will be picked up in a Cheeky Kiwi sign written minibus.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • It is recommended doing the Auckland City Highlights Small-Group Tour in the morning before this tour for the full Auckland experience
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