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The entire western coastline of New Zealand’s two main islands is known to be wild and windswept, and Muriwai Beach, to the west of Auckland, is no exception. The black sand beach with high cliffs and rugged waves are popular with adventurous surfers as well as bird spotters, who come to see the huge colonies of nesting gannets.

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Auckland Scenic Day Tour Full-Day- 8 HOURS
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Auckland Scenic Day Tour Full-Day- 8 HOURS

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Make the most of your time in Auckland with a small-group tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just one day. Snap photos of Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill; take in the views from Tamaki Drive and Mission Bay; explore vibrant neighborhoods like Ponsonby; and visit off-the-beaten-track attractions like Muriwai Beach, the Auckland Domain and Parnell.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.19
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US$103.19
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Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour from Auckland

Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour from Auckland

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Black sands, native wildlife, and award-winning wine awaits you on this tour of Auckland’s wild west coast. Following pickup from your central hotel, you’ll travel to Muriwai, a coastal enclave whose windswept beach and waves draw surfers and visitors from miles around. Stroll the beach and visit the cliff-top gannet colony, then continue to a nearby wine estate, where you’ll taste a selection of local varietals and blends.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$93.51
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Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland

Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland

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Discover the produce and panoramas for which New Zealand’s North Island is famous on this 5.5-hour winery and black-sand beach tour from Auckland. Visit the Kumeu River Winery with your guide and learn of New Zealand’s early winemaking pioneers. Sample award-winning wines made from pinot gris, gewürztraminer and pinot noir grape varietals at the Coopers Creek and Matua wineries. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Provenance Matua Valley eatery, and perhaps try local Manuka honey. Explore the black sands of Muriwai Beach where the west coast meets the Tasman Sea.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$167.04
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Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

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Avoid the hassle of planning all the logistics of your grand tour of New Zealand on this comprehensive 21-day guided tour. Starting in Auckland and ending in Christchurch, you’ll explore a wide range of landscapes in between. Admire the ancient kauri forests of the Hokianga, relax in the Bay of Islands, take the ferry from Wellington to Picton, spot whales in Kaikoura, try adventure sports in Queenstown, and more.
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  • 21 days
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US$7,603.71
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1 Great Day Auckland - Spectacular West Coast - Private Tour & Shore Excursion
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1 Great Day Auckland - Spectacular West Coast - Private Tour & Shore Excursion

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Enjoy a fantastic route from Auckland City into the Wilderness and back. Fully guided small group (2-4 guests) in English or German language. Muriwai is one of New Zealand's most spectacular black-sand beaches, nestled between Auckland‘s beautiful native rainforest and rock-clashing world-class surf. It‘s a short and easy track up the cliff-tops to the viewing platforms to give you stunning views far over the dramatic coastline of Tasman Sea. You get up close to the colony that you can count the eggs and observe the fluffy chicks. A scenic drive to one of Auckland‘s „Must-Do“ attractions where we found ourselves surrounded by the natural beauty one expects to see in New Zealand. It‘s a nature-related informative and well presented Visitor Center with superb 360 degree panoramic viewpoints overlooking the Auckland area and subtropical rainforest to the ocean. It's an educational area in regards to the regions flora, animals, history and culture of the land.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$190.25
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US$190.25

Beautiful Nature Tours Auckland - Private Tour

Beautiful Nature Tours Auckland - Private Tour

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From black sand beaches, to lush rainforest, and rolling vineyards; Auckland’s West Coast has no shortage of photo-worthy scenery. Take it all in on this private tour, traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle. Journey through the Kumeu wine region, take a hike through the rainforest, spot wildlife such as gannets and seals, and enjoy a picnic lunch by the beach.
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  • 4 hours
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US$183.80
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Auckland City Tour & Kumeu Wine Country Includes Wine Tasting & Lunch
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Auckland City Tour & Kumeu Wine Country Includes Wine Tasting & Lunch

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Combine a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland with afternoon wine tasting on this full-day excursion, including a winery lunch. Travel by minivan with a professional guide past significant landmarks, appreciate the views over Auckland Harbour, and enjoy a beach stroll. Then savor wine at three award-winning North Island wineries in the Kumeu wine region. Numbers are limited to 18 people to ensure a memorable experience with like-minded wine lovers. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$219.28
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1 Great Day Auckland - City & Spectacular West Coast Nature - Private Tour

1 Great Day Auckland - City & Spectacular West Coast Nature - Private Tour

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It's Auckland plus New Zealand's magic in a day. Fully guided private tour (2-4 guests) in English or German. And we add colonial style houses in charming Devonport,views from volcanic hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Auckland, Harbour Bridge, the beautiful Museum Domain and exotic Winter Gardens. All you need on a day tour or shore excursion! • Auckland, mallow golden and rugged black sand beaches, West Coast, Gannets and rainforest in day? • Fully Guided Small Group (2-4 people), the perfect great full-day tour when you are in Auckland. • English or German speaking • Private Tour options - please get in touch
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$283.77
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Private Luxury Tour Anywhere in NZ - Choose any number of days & destinations

Private Luxury Tour Anywhere in NZ - Choose any number of days & destinations

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Design your perfect New Zealand trip and feel like a VIP with every detail taken care of on this custom-made tour. Where you go and what you do is completely up to you, so you could visit the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the North Island; discover Milford Sound, Queenstown, and the Fox Glacier on the South Island; or tour LOTR sites such as Tongariro and Hobbiton.
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  • 12 days
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Small group - 4-5 people. Black sand and wine. Piha and Muriwai beach.
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Small group - 4-5 people. Black sand and wine. Piha and Muriwai beach.

Join us and experience the real New Zealand nature. Visit one of the most iconic places - Black sand beaches - Piha Beach, Muriwai beach, Gunnet colony and have lunch at one of the world-famous wineries. All in one day!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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US$102.54
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US$102.54
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Eco tour to Muriwai Beach & Gannet Colony including transport from Auckland

Eco tour to Muriwai Beach & Gannet Colony including transport from Auckland

Muriwai Beach is famous for its sparkling black sand, surf and Gannet Colony. Auckland and Beyond Tours will start your tour by picking you up from Auckland CBD at your accommodation. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Waitakere Ranges and stop at a beautiful spot that looks out over Muriwai for the perfect photo opportunity. Once at Muriwai we will take you to have a closer look at the gannets (easy walking) then along the beach and the cove. You will have approximately an hour to relax, swim and explore the beach. It just keeps getting better, from there we will take you for wine tasting at one of the areas oldest wineries to taste test before returning to Auckland. Morning Tour: 9:00 AM Sunset Tour: 3:00 PM (timing is flexible)
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$148.83
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US$148.83

Shore Excursion: Auckland Scenic Full Day Tour - 8 Hours

Shore Excursion: Auckland Scenic Full Day Tour - 8 Hours

Popular Tour now released as a Shore Excursion.The most comprehensive Full Day 8 hour Auckland Tour available. See the top attractions of Auckland on this Full-Day Scenic Tour. Drive along Tamaki Drive by air-conditioned Mercedes with one of our guides renowned for their knowledge;discover the quaint village of Devonport,Mission Bay and gaze over the coastal scenery from Achilles Point. Travel to the top of 2 of Auckland's volcanoes for stunning 360 degree views; North Head, a volcano with the most spectacular views over the City, inner Harbour ;also up Auckland's highest volcano,historic Mt. Eden;admire native birdlife at Muriwai and the spectacular rugged coastline with black sand beaches; sip fine wines along the Kumeu Wine Trail.Visit the Auckland Domain, home to the Auckland Museum and the 2 stunning Wintergardens and Fernery. Enjoy our historic lunch stop in Riverhead. Marvel as we journey into the lush countryside.This 8-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your cruise ship
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.74
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Muriwai Scenic Gannet & Wine Experience

Muriwai Scenic Gannet & Wine Experience

Leave behind the bustle of Auckland City and spend the day exploring Auckland's wine country, agricultural region, where you experience their heritage and tradition, whilst tasting their award winning world-renowned wines. Savour a picnic by the lake, enjoy a game of outdoor, experience a delicious lunch at a vineyard restaurant roaming gardens and wander among the vines, continued to an impressive coastline with cliff-top trails to a huge gannet colony, at Muriwai’s one of New Zealand's most spectacular black-sand surf beaches.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$212.18
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City to Surf Signature Private Tour

City to Surf Signature Private Tour

Experience Auckland's fascinating volcanic landscape,get a taste of Maori history and discover the wonderful West Coast,the home of Maui Dolphins,Seals and native bird life. Leaving the crowds behind us we will travel through the Kumeu wine region to the wild West Coast. Enjoy the wonderful nature on a walk through mystic rainforest before reaching the 60 km long black sand beach.If you are lucky you will see playful Maui Dolphins, sunbathing seals and about 3000 Gannets looking after their chicks (August-April). We head back to the "City of Sails", visit historical Bastion Point and get a taste of Maori history before we stop in a little seaside village where you will have the opportunity to have some lunch enjoy a fantastic view onto Auckland's largest volcano,Rangitoto. From here we will visit Maungakiekie, the second largest volcano Auckland's and a place of remembrance for Maori and other New Zealanders. Qualmark Bronze Award-Light Footprint Safe & Sound Warm Welcome
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  • 7 hours
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US$279.90
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US$279.90
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Auckland Sights Exclusive 8 Hour Luxury Day Tour

Auckland Sights Exclusive 8 Hour Luxury Day Tour

See Auckland your way on this private, customized tour. A local guide picks you up at the port or your hotel, then set out out on a full-day exploration of the city. Drive Queen Street and Tamaki Drive, visit scenic viewpoints, gardens, black sand beaches, wineries and more. Let your guide know if you have specific things you’d like to see or do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$251.36
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“City to Surf” - private tour with German tour guide

“City to Surf” - private tour with German tour guide

Out of the city into nature and a glimpse into Maori history We leave the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy the unique nature on a walk through mystical rainforest to the 47 km long black sandy beach. If nature allows, spot Maui dolphins at play, fur seals sunning themselves on rocks and some 3,000 gannets giving birth at Otakamiro Point (August – April). We visit Bastion Point, get a glimpse of Maori history before heading to a cozy beach town away from mass tourism with great views of Rangitoto, Auckland's largest volcano and Browns Island. Finally we visit Maungakieke, the third largest volcanic mountain in Auckland with magnificent views of the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland City and Rangitoto Qualmark Bronze Award
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  • 7 hours
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US$279.90
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Auckland Coastal Experience

Auckland Coastal Experience

New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours and magnificent coastal expanses, offers a sizzling blend of urban sophistication and multicultural style. Cross the width of the country in one day. See life in Auckland unfold and explore various landmarks. Stroll on Auckland's peaceful and calm white sand beach in the morning and experience the rugged and roaring black sand beach in the afternoon. The Coastal experience is a great way to discover more about the unique features of Auckland. Hit the road, stray from well-worn paths and experience the real New Zealand. Enjoy a comprehensive tour for an exceptional value that covers the best sights with plenty of stops for photos.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$164.71
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9,000 Feet Tandem Skydive & Gannet Experience

9,000 Feet Tandem Skydive & Gannet Experience

Imagine the excitement of free-falling at a speed of 200+ km/hr with a spectacular and unique backdrop of both the east and west coasts of New Zealand. At 5,000ft, your parachute is opened and you slow to an extremely comfortable floating pace, allowing you to really take in the patchwork of emerald green fields and winding aqua waterways, peeking out from under the glorious, fluffy long white clouds. From high-adrenaline to relaxing pursuits, there’s something for every traveller. Head out to enjoy our Cellar Door & Lawn Bar experience with a visit to the Muriwai black sand beach. Capture every moment of your experience in high definition, write a message on your hands, show off to your friends in freefall and get ready to change your profile picture!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$396.22
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US$396.22

16,000 Feet Tandem Skydive & Gannet Experience
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16,000 Feet Tandem Skydive & Gannet Experience

Imagine the excitement of free-falling at a speed of 200+ km/hr with a spectacular and unique backdrop of both the east and west coasts of New Zealand. At 5,000ft, your parachute is opened and you slow to an extremely comfortable floating pace, allowing you to really take in the patchwork of emerald green fields and winding aqua waterways, peeking out from under the glorious, fluffy long white clouds. From high-adrenaline to relaxing pursuits, there’s something for every traveller. Head out to enjoy our Cellar Door & Lawn Bar experience with a visit to the Muriwai black sand beach. Capture every moment of your experience in high definition, write a message on your hands, show off to your friends in freefall and get ready to change your profile picture!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$528.51
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13,000 Feet Tandem Skydive & Gannet Experience
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13,000 Feet Tandem Skydive & Gannet Experience

Imagine the excitement of free-falling at a speed of 200+ km/hr with a spectacular and unique backdrop of both the east and west coasts of New Zealand. At 5,000ft, your parachute is opened and you slow to an extremely comfortable floating pace, allowing you to really take in the patchwork of emerald green fields and winding aqua waterways, peeking out from under the glorious, fluffy long white clouds. From high-adrenaline to relaxing pursuits, there’s something for every traveller. Head out to enjoy our Cellar Door & Lawn Bar experience with a visit to the Muriwai black sand beach. Capture every moment of your experience in high definition, write a message on your hands, show off to your friends in freefall and get ready to change your profile picture!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$429.30
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US$429.30

20,000 Feet Tandem Skydive & Gannet Experience

20,000 Feet Tandem Skydive & Gannet Experience

Imagine the excitement of free-falling at a speed of 200+ km/hr with a spectacular and unique backdrop of both the east and west coasts of New Zealand. At 5,000ft, your parachute is opened and you slow to an extremely comfortable floating pace, allowing you to really take in the patchwork of emerald green fields and winding aqua waterways, peeking out from under the glorious, fluffy long white clouds. From high-adrenaline to relaxing pursuits, there’s something for every traveller. Head out to enjoy our Cellar Door & Lawn Bar experience with a visit to the Muriwai black sand beach. Capture every moment of your experience in high definition, write a message on your hands, show off to your friends in freefall and get ready to change your profile picture!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$660.81
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US$660.81

Breathtaking west coast, rainforest, beach and boobies - German private tour

Breathtaking west coast, rainforest, beach and boobies - German private tour

Actively explore the natural wonders that fascinate all outdoor enthusiasts. Here, at the beginning of YOUR path, forget everyday life, find YOUR way to slow down and develop a feeling for New Zealand! 60 km of black sand beach, beautiful landscapes, diverse vegetation, rainforest, boobies you can experience all this and more on our Wild West Tour From the “City of Sails” we drive through the Kumeu wine region to Muriwai (45 min), where you can enjoy a 30-minute walk with fantastic views in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary’s (Hillary Trail). From Maukatia Bay it goes along the Otakamiro Trail to the gannet colony. Witness the natural forces of sun, wind and waves ... before heading back to Auckland Qualmark Bronze Award - Light Footprint - Safe & Sound - Warm Welcome
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  • 4 hours
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US$180.58
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