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Your day begins with a pickup from any 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 your hotel or hostel around 4:00pm ideally sandy, wet, tired and happy. 

Locations visited
Piha Beach
Kitekite Falls
Black Sand Tours
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.
  • 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
  • View sand dunes, waterfalls, sand beaches or wildlife
  • Includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off in central Auckland
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people
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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

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 14 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

Thank Zane A
Reviewed 7 April 2018
Wonderful Day

We had a fantastic time, despite the weather. Shaun gave us brilliant day out. Everyone had a good day, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We would highly recommend the trip.

Thank kwilson409
Reviewed 29 March 2018
Great day trip guided by Shau

We had a great time walking around Piha Beach and the Kitekite Falls. Shaun was very hands-on, engaging and shared lots of knowledge and good spots for the visit. He also sent us all some awesome photos of the day later on.

1  Thank JuaneGoyco
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Fun Day! Great guide!

We had a great time with Sean and the others on the tour. We were picked up and taken to an area with a couple of small lunch shops and a coffee shop where we purchased our lunch for our picnic at the beach. Sean...More

Thank Ruthie M
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