• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 117.56 View price calendar

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Visit one or two beautiful west coast beaches on a 6-hour small-group tour from Auckland. Beaches that you may visit include Piha, Muriwai, Te Henga (Bethells Beach), or Whatipu. Many of these beaches offer huge stretches of sand with few other visitors. You might see caves, seabird colonies, or sand dunes, depending on the day's itinerary, which your guide customizes to the day's conditions and group.


  • 6-hour tour of Auckland's west coast beaches
  • Get great photo ops of the majestic coastline west of Auckland
  • Travel through the Waitakere Ranges
  • View sand dunes, waterfalls, sand beaches or wildlife
  • Includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off in central Auckland
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people

What You Can Expect

Adventure Day Trip to West Coast Beaches from Auckland

Explore caves at Piha

Customer Reviews

Richard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Shaun went to GREAT LENGTHS to accommodate a rebooking situation. He was very informative and excellent Ambassador for NZ and his Business. He also adjusted the itinerary for his Clients. A walking encyclopedia on the Kiwi West Coast!

Loyd R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

After a couple of days in Auckland I was looking for something different and this was it! We left the city and headed to Peha Beach and then Shaun guided us up and over a hill so yes there is some hiking involved, wear good shoes/sandals to this little cove that we had to ourselves! The rough seas were broken by a string of rocks at the entrance to the cove so it was perfect for swimming! It was awesome to swim in this cove. After a bit, we hiked a bit farther to have a picnic lunch Shaun stops at a little village so you can buy your own picnic lunch on the edge of a cliff with spectacular views of the ocean crashing into the cliffs. Afterwards, we went to KiteKite Falls another short 20 min hike, so we could swim in the waterfall. Which was pretty amazing. Black Sands Tours and Shaun did a great trip. Would highly recommend for a little adventure outside of Auckland.

Marc R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a fantastic trip that far exceeded my expectations. The guide was incredible courteous and helpful with a great attitude. He lead us to some amazing spots that looked like places straight off the best postcards you could ever find. I enjoyed the day so much I would consider doing this again despite the fact that there are so many other places to see. This trip is well worth it and you won't be disappointed. I highly recommend this trip and this operator as well.

Marc from Hong Kong/USA

Jacqueline D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Such a great last day in Auckland. We had a good tour guide and we stopped to get some meat pies that were so good. Piha beach was amazing but the hiking to the top was rough but the views were so worth it

Skylar R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Let me just start by saying if you want to see Auckland in all its GLORY, book this tour with Black Sands. Shaun the CEO made this tour unforgettable and my absolute favorite part of my whole trip in Auckland. My only regret is I didn't have additional days to book another tour with him.

Yeritza S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Shaun made my day extraordinary he really take the adventure out of you. I love the drill and extremely friendly and professional he was. Thanks for making my last day in Auckland fantastic

Julies T Macao

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This is one of those trips where you made friends instead of feeling like you are in a standard commercialized tour. Shaun is a amazing guide and friend, a true local that have the required knowledge and safety awareness for his tour participants. The tour has a high level of customization, you get in the car and Shaun will tell you about the weather, the tide, the wind etc and how to make the most of the day. He took us to the ugliest place for lunch and it was spectacular. Shaun also took us to all these little spots only a true local knows, there were plenty of people at Piha and yet the places we went to we only saw a few people. It really does feel like a fun adventure day with a friend more than anything. I would highly recommend travelers with a moderately fitness level to go with this tour company, you will get the chance to push your limits safely.

p.s. Shaun's got the best stories, there wasn't a moment of boredom throughout the trip! :

Shiran C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A great adventure trip to the West coast of Auckland. It was a small group which allows for a very special personal touch. We felt like we were getting an exclusive experience to an area most tourists aren't well aware of. Well worth it if you're in Auckland.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I really enjoyed my day and got a good tailored look around the West Coast beaches. Shaun is a great guy and knew his stuff and it was a pleasure to hang out with him and see the non city bit of Auckland.

antonio h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Must do. I was lucky to have a private tour and I loved it. Everything was beautiful and just what I wanted to see. Great half day tour

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