West Auckland


Day Trips From Auckland | Waitakere Ranges and West Coast Beaches

If you want to escape the city, try our West Auckland / West Coast tour. It is of one of our more popular day trips from Auckland.

Just 45 minutes’ drive from Auckland’s CBD you can see the distinctive, gleaming rugged west coast beaches, native bush and spectacular ocean vistas on an escorted small group tour.

Come with is and be amazed by Auckland’s famous west coast with its subtropical rainforest, soaring cliffs, roaring surf and stunning black sand beaches. We have many different tour options available for you to choose from. Interested? Call 021-02699512. We offer great rates, and very flexible itineraries. We work in with you.

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Day Trips From Auckland | Suggested Itinerary

After a late-morning pickup at your Auckland hotel, we’ll drive you in one of our air-conditioned luxury vehicles to the coast to begin your West Auckland sightseeing tour. We travel west through Titirangi village and our first stop is the Arataki Visitor Centre (Pathways to Learning) at the gateway to Auckland’s famous west coast. The centre has dramatic views of the Manukau Harbour and is a great introduction to the stories and secrets of the Waitakere Ranges: 16,000 hectares of diverse sub-tropical rainforest, native bush  and unique wildlife on Auckland’s doorstep, filled with well-worn hiking tracks.

Driving through the Waitakere Ranges you’ll see panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea and huge expanses of the Manukau Harbour.

Depending on our itinerary for the day, we can walk along either of the rugged Karekare or Piha beaches. Karekare Beach was made famous in the Oscar award-winning movie The Piano, and Piha attracts surfers from all over the world.

Not quite ready for our tour to end yet? Don’t worry; there’s more. We can also incorporate a trip out to thrilling Muriwai to check out the black sand, huge surf and the gannet colony. About 1,200 pairs of gannets nest here from August to March each year along the cliffs.

Conclude your day trip with a return to Auckland and drop-off at your hotel. You choose the tour and we drive and guide: it’s that easy.

Auckland’s’ west coast with its soaring cliffs, roaring surf and spectacular, volcanic black sand beaches is something to behold. Talk to us, we can give you the best deals on Auckland sightseeing with a personal touch. All our drivers have great local knowledge and know about spots of special interest. Choose what you would like to see and we’ll take you there. Our day trips from Auckland are a great idea for a family or group of friends.

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