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Black Sand Adventure Day Trip from Auckland

Product ID: 146619
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Embark on a 6-hour adventure from Auckland. Explore steep rock faces, massive sand dunes, incredible caves, rivers, black sand beaches and waterfalls on Auckland's remote, beautiful and wild west coast.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick up and drop off available from the following four locations: • Stables on Elliot Street • Sky City Hotel • Peter Pan's Travel Shop on Fort Street • Wildfire Restaurant on Princess Wharf. Please advise your preferred pick-up location from these options when booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Swim in hidden spots at amazing black sand surf beaches
  • Explore and swim right underneath magnificent waterfalls
  • Hike along spectacular cliff-tops with wide views of the Tasman Sea
  • Climb massive sand dunes (and run down them afterwards)
  • Find the places the other tourists don't
Full description
Join an adventurous tour from Auckland to experience the best that the West Coast has to offer. The tour adapts daily to suit the weather conditions and the group on the day. Each day an adventure is crafted with the two locations that best suit what the group is after as well as the weather and tidal conditions.

You will be picked up at 10:00 am from one of the four pick-up locations. Take a short break in the small village of Titirangi to purchase a packed lunch or coffee (at own cost). Then it’ll be time to head off and explore the West Coast.

In summer you can expect to be swimming most of the day in caves, waterfalls and beaches. Swim in some of the most unforgettable locations in the world. In winter, you might be exploring amazing locations, scrambling over rocks, climbing sand dunes, or crossing rivers. Even in winter, you should expect to get your feet wet. You will be dropped back to central Auckland around 4:00 pm - sandy, wet, tired and happy.

Locations mightinclude but are not limited to Piha Beach, Muriwai Beach, Kitekite Falls, Bethells Beach, Lake Wainamou, Karekare Beach, Whatipu Beach and caves, Anawhata Beach and Pararaha Valley.
  • Pick-up and drop offs at selected locations in Auckland
  • Experienced guide
  • Daily itinerary designed to get the very best black sand beach and waterfall experience possible that day
  • Access to hidden spots that most tourists don't ever see
  • Complementary high-quality photographs of you enjoying these locations
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled Water

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This is an adventure activity and a moderate level of fitness is required, you will be walking up slopes in 30-minute intervals
• Your skilled guide is an expert in the region and is experienced in water safety and the outdoors
• Bring a raincoat (just in case) and water shoes are great if you have them
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
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Black Sand Tours Limited

Product ID: 146619