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Private Tour of Muriwai Beach and Gannet Colony from Auckland

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    What to Expect
    Start your full-day adventure with pick-up from your central Auckland hotel and soak up the scenery as you head out of the city towards the west coast. After around 45 minutes drive, arrive at Muriwai beach and follow your guide on a walking tour through the beachside forests and dunes. Hear how Muriwai’s unusual black sands were created by the region’s ancient volcanoes as you stroll along the shore and spot surfers taking to the waves. Then, get up close to one of New Zealand’s most important Gannet breeding colonies, that nest at the southern end of the beach.

    After exploring the wild scenery of Muriwai beach, the rest of the day’s itinerary is up to you so you could pay head south to Bethells beach and lake, a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing. Perhaps follow the Kumeu Wine Trail and stop to enjoy wine tasting (own expense) at one of the many wineries; get your adrenaline pumping with a visit to the thrilling Tree Adventures forest park; take a tour of Crystal Mountain; or hike to the beautiful Fairy Falls (entrance tickets not included).

    After an action-packed day trip, return to Auckland, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Anywhere in Auckland
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Return to Auckland or an alternative port or city as required.
    • Driver/guide
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local taxes
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

    Peaceful, clean, stunning...the beach is perfect! I feel renewed after visiting this area. I highly recommend it!

    Thank person777
    Reviewed February 12, 2018

    There was a multitude of interesting and scenic stops along the way. The gannets are pretty amazing (although that depends upon the time of the year). Overall, a very worthwhile and interesting tour. While there is no really strenuous walking, the tour could be troublesome...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    Thank James C
    EzyDriver, Owner at Ezy Driver, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

    Thank you James for the great feedback! Muriwai is continuing to become a popular spot to visit and there's a few new eateries and vineyards opening around the region lately making it a go-to destination for visitors to Auckland. I trust you are all doing...More

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