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Adventure Day Trip to West Coast Beaches from Auckland

Highlights
  • 6-hour tour of Auckland's west coast beaches
  • Get great photo ops of the majestic coastline west of Auckland
  • Travel through the Waitakere Ranges
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Adventure Day Trip to West Coast Beaches from Auckland
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Adventure Day Trip to West Coast Beaches from Auckland
From US$110.56
Overview
Visit one or two beautiful west coast beaches on a 6-hour small-group tour from Auckland. Beaches that you may visit include Piha, Muriwai, Te Henga (Bethells Beach), or Whatipu. Many of these beaches offer huge stretches of sand with few other visitors. You might see caves, seabird colonies, or sand dunes, depending on the day's itinerary, which your guide customizes to the day's conditions and group.
What to Expect

Your day begins with a pickup from one of three centrally located address in Auckland. 

There will be a brief pit-stop on the way to the wild west allowing you to purchase any essentials (sunscreen, sandwiches or water, morning coffee) before we head to the chosen locations for the day. 

Whatipu offers caving, rock scrambling, sand dune climbs, amazing views and the safest swimming on the West Coast. Also, one of the most picturesque drives in Auckland. If we are lucky we might even find seals or penguins there. 

Piha offers everything from amazing views, the iconic Lion rock, often big (10+foot) surf crashing through amazing canyons and rocks, adventure swims (in caves and lagoons), river crossings, exciting rock scrambles and some of the most beautiful lunch spots you will find in Auckland. 

Anawhata is the most remote of Auckland's west coast surf beaches. More big surf, beautiful (and strenuous) hikes, maybe the best photographic beach in Auckland, the monolithic Keyhole rock, and some incredible lagoon swimming. 

Kitekite Falls is a 140 foot 3-level waterfall. In our tour you will explore all three levels (as long as the group is capable as the hiking is high-level to the mid level) and swim beneath the waters if you wish. There is also a 30 minute hike to and from the falls through a beautiful rain forest which you can enjoy. 

Lake Wainamou (Bethells dunes) are huge sand-dunes in a vast desert. Walk through a windy sandy creek. Experience (safely) the thrill of quicksand beneath your feet. Run or roll down giant sand dunes. Swim in a beautiful mountain lake. Dive from the little jetty or the tree swing into calm waters. 

As a group we will pick from these (or a few more) locations that best suit the group and the day. Generally we will do two of the above locations, and eat lunch (not provided) with a beautiful view. 

You will be returned to the central city around 4:00pm ideally sandy, wet, tired and happy. 

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Reviews (58)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
West CoastBlack Sand Beaches

Super fun activity with lots of walking/hiking. It’s such a casual excursion you hardly realize you are not hanging out with a group of friends instead of a tour group. Every place we visited was more breathtaking than the last. He is an amazing judge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DollyHM
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience!!!!!

Shaun was very friendly. Day well spent at beautiful black sand beaches. Running down the sand dune was fantastic!!! Highly recommended!!!👍🏼👍🏼

Thank tharawee
Reviewed 9 September 2018
Excellent tour

This was my first trip to NZ. Shaun didn't cancel the trip, even though I was his only passenger that day. It can be hard to book a trip for a solo traveler as many tours require a minimum number of people to book. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andreea H
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Fantastic Day Trip with Shaun

This is the trip I love the most out of so many trips i booked during my stay in NZ. Shaun is so kind enough to go on with the tour though i'm his only customer of the day. I feel so privileged to have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ElaineC4647
Reviewed 13 April 2018
Trip Saver.

This saved our trip to New Zealand. We had two roughly three days. Our first day, a tornado touched down. Second day, the storm was bad enough to cancel a tour of Piha Beach. Without much planning, we ended up wandering downtown which god old...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Zane A
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