1 Great Day - Auckland City, Gannets, Muriwai, Black and Golden Beaches

Day Trips & Excursions in Waiheke Island

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Fully Guided Small Group Day Tour, English or German speakingAuckland plus New Zealand's magic in a day? Yes! And we add Colonial Houses, Harbour Bridge, Wintergardens and... • Auckland, mallow golden and rugged black sand beaches, West Coast, Gannets and Rainforest in Day? Yes, it's possible and we add colonial style houses, Harbour Bridge, the beautiful Museum Domain and exotic Wintergardens. All you need on a day tour or shore excursion! • Fully Guided Private Small Group (2-4 people), the perfect great full-day tour when you are in Auckland or on a shore excursion. Professional, licensed Tour Driver Guide drives you safe and comfortable on the left-hand side of the road and provides english, german and bilingual expertised commentary.
•  We drive over the "Harbour Bridge" to Devonport with awesome views of the skyline and the imposing "Sky Tower". Devonport is one of Auckland's most beautiful districts with beautiful wooden, restored colonial villas under palm trees, some built 150 years ago. Devonport offers a lot of Art, Galleries, beautiful beaches packed with Pohutokowas (the New Zealand christmas tree, covered in vibrant red flower ) and magnificent views to the Auckland Skyline from the summit of volcano hills like Mt. Victoria or North Head• Muriwai is one of New Zealand's most spectacular black-sand beaches, nestled between Auckland‘s beautiful West Coast rainforest and rock-clashing world-class surf. We visit the world famous cliff-top gannet colony, where more than 1000 pairs of gannets nest. It‘s a short and easy track up the cliffs where the viewing platforms give you stunning views far over the dramatic coastline of Tasman Sea. The platforms let you get up close to the colony that you can observe the fluffy chicks. Mind your head - there‘s a lot of traffic in the air when the two-metre wingspan gannets flying in. It‘s a magical spot, enjoy the black sand, large breaking waves, blowholes, risk-taking fisherman on the rocks, first-class surfer and breathtaking views of the impressive coastline. • We go ahead to the Arataki Center: Our scenic drive to the rugged West Coast leads us to one of Auckland‘s „Must-Do“ attractions where we found ourselves surrounded by the natural beauty one expects to see in New Zealand. The magnificant multi purpose Arataki Center. Arataki is the Maori meaning for „place of learning“ and that‘s exactly what we can do here. It‘s a nature-related informative and well presented Visitor Center with superb 360 degree panoramic viewpoints overlooking the Auckland area and subtropical rainforest to the ocean. The 11m high Maori post at the front is one of the largest of its kind in New Zealand and gives the Centre a very outstanding looking. This stunning building is an educational area in regards to the regions flora, animals, history and culture of the land. As described, it‘s a must-do. • Last stop City Oasis! the beautiful Museum Domain and it's exotic Wintergarden! • Now you can fall asleep after a Great Day.

What’s included

  • Guided Private Tour in small groups (incl. Transport, Driver Tour Guide, English or German speaking)
  • National Park Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Excellent New Zealand bottled water

What’s not included

  • Comfortable clothing and footwear, swimwear and a towel are recommended
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals (You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or choose options at our stops)