Auckland Coastal Experience

Tour Summary

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.

Tour Highlights

 

  • Cruise through the city to Tamaki Drive, Auckland Domain, the suburb of Parnell

  • Take in stunning views at Auckland's iconic vistas including Achilles point and Bastion Point

  • Stroll on a beautiful white sand beaches and feel the sand between your toes

  • Experience the highlights of Auckland food culture  and discover where the locals eat

  • Enjoy the picturesque and historic suburb of Parnell before heading over the Harbour Bridge

  • Take in great views of Hauraki Gulf, the Harbour Bridge, spectacular ocean vistas and Rangitoto Island

  • Visit the North Shore and Mt Victoria for incredible views looking back to the city

  • Drive through Victorian suburbs and bustling shopping centres

  • Travel North West to discovery, culture, creativity, adventure, fine food and wine.

  • Explore the West Coast black sand beaches and rugged coastline

  • Marvel at the Muriwai Gannet Colony

  • Walk next to soaring cliffs, roaring surf and spectacular, volcanic black sand beaches

  • Walk on soft, black sand on one of Auckland's awe-inspiring beaches

  • Sit back and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Auckland on a scenic day trip

  • Enjoy a wine tasting at one of Auckland’s finest vineyards before calling it a day

Tour Inclusion

 

  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Stops at the major Auckland city highlight spots

  • Auckland Harbour Bridge, Devonport and Parnell Village

  • Auckland Waterfront, Bastion Point, Mission Bay, Tamaki Drive and Achilles Point

  • Wine tasting at cellars of award-winning estates

  • Visit to lookouts over Muriwai Beach, the gannet colony

  • Spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and West Coast beaches

Tour Description

New Zealand’s coasts and their accompanying beaches couldn’t be further alike if they tried. On the east, you can enjoy sinking your toes into pristine white sand before taking a dip into calm and clear waters. On the west, beach-goers will discover endless stretches of black, sparkling sands on the cusp of wild waves.


Our experience starts by stretching the length of the Central Auckland easterly waterfront, the Tamaki Drive to see the stunning attractions and unspoiled scenery of the City of Sail.  - Stops at the major Auckland city highlight spots- Auckland Waterfront, Bastion Point, Mission Bay, Tamaki Drive and Achilles Point, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Devonport and Parnell Village. This revitalised waterfront precinct is brimming with the energy of locals and visitors of all ages. There are plenty of opportunities to capture amazing photos that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Venture a little further and you’ll stumble upon Auckland’s oldest suburb, Parnell Village, is known for its fabulous restaurants, quaint cafes, diverse galleries and shopping districts, and is definitely a top spot to explore whilst in the area. Besides the beautiful surroundings, entering Auckland Domain will surprise you at how big it is, and how many beautiful spots there are to just sit down and relax! Also, there is a duck pond which has a fountain in it, and that makes for happy ducks! The excellent Auckland Museum is also found within Auckland Domain.

Travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and take in 360-degree views of the city on your way to the North Shore of Auckland. Take in more spectacular views of Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf from North Head. Drive through Victorian suburbs and bustling shopping centres and travel North West to discovery, culture, creativity, adventure, fine food and wine.

Tempt your taste buds at one of the award-winning vineyard who offer an extensive range of wines for every unique taste and occasion .Enjoy a generous tasting of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Arneis, barrel fermented Chardonnay as well as regional Pinot Noirs, a Hawkes Bay Syrah.

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. Though the waves are thundering and the sand a unique shade of black, Muriwai is one of the best New Zealand beaches to kick off you shoes, feel the sand between your toes and watch the world go by. The expansive landscape that reaches as far as the eye can see, and swell gushing in from the Tasman Sea, allows you to feel the true force of natural New Zealand. See Gannets nesting and flying over rock outcrops and black sand beaches. The gannet colony is in residence from August to March. Here you get a close-up of the gannet colony without disturbing their environment. When the tour ends in the afternoon, you'll leave Auckland with a day you'll never forget.

Tour Requirements

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, walking footwear, Sun protection, jacket/warm layer, & any essential personal items

  • Suitable for people of all ages with easy and good fitness level required

  • Bring a camera or a phone with camera capability as this is the perfect place to get some great travel photos.

  • You must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

Optional Add- Ons

Sea Life Aquarium

Extend your stunning coastal experience by visiting one of Auckland's Top Visitor Attractions! Take an underwater journey through the world’s largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony display, the world’s biggest species of stingray and NZ’s largest collection of sharks. Journey through a unique Southern Ocean experience with 30 exhibits, more than 80 different species and 13 different zones. Visit the magical Seahorse Kingdom where you’ll find the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons, all these & more.

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+64 21 026 60993

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