The day begins with pickup at your Auckland hotel at your preferred time and a roughly 45-minute drive to Bethells Beach, also known as Te Henga. Alternatively, pickup can be arranged from Piha or Fairy Falls for a great add-on to a longer trip. After arrival at the beach, enjoy a recommended half day of leisure time to explore the otherworldly sand dunes and swim or surf at the main beach, considered to be a slightly safer option than Piha.
When you're ready to move on, continue up the road to the entrance to Bethells Lake. Bring along any items you want for the afternoon and enjoy a scenic 25-minute walk through diverse natural landscapes of forest, farmland, and more black-and-gold dunes to reach the lakefront. You can continue exploring the area with additional nature walks, cool off with a dip in the lake, or relax with a waterfront picnic (not included).
The day’s itinerary is flexible and can be customized based on your group’s personal pace and favorite activities. After your day enjoying the beauty of these lunar-like landscapes, you will be dropped off back at your Auckland hotel or another preferred location within the area.