1. City Sightseeing and explore Piha Beach
This is the trip if you want to see the Auckland essentials in one day! This experience includes carefully selected views and walks from the central city right through the Waitakere ranges to the untamed coastline of wild black sand Piha. Meet our group at The Pantry Cafe on Auckland's Viaduct basin. Grab your coffee/breakfast before we embark on our City to Piha adventure. The first hour is spent within the city, exploring some of our most famous points of interest and learning their significance. Including; Auckland Domain, the Harbour Bridge, Auckland Museum building, Symmonds St cemetery, our Famous streets, Historical sights and of course a walk around the incredible crater of Mt Eden volcano. 200m above sea level. Followed by fresh fruit and snacks. (Provided) Relax in our luxurious sprinter van as we wind our way out of the city and through the Waitakere ranges towards the famous Piha. Stopping only for the most scenic lookouts and short walks along the way. Upon arrival at North Piha, we venture onto the wild black sand beach at low tide to explore hidden caves of Penguins. We carefully walk between towering cliffs to find hidden tracks through native forest where we navigate massive sea caves to discover wildlife. If we are lucky, deep inside a cave at the end of Taniwha bay we can find Penguins and sometimes large Seals in the torchlight. Your guide is an ex professional photographer and happy to take photos for you all day! Lunch options available from the local Piha cafe. Book privately through the Barefoot tours NZ website. Healthy snacks, fresh fruit and extra water provided. The black sand can be hot during summer, bring beach shoes if you have them. Towels provided if you want to have a swim at lunchtime.