Welcome to Muriwai Beach


Nearby, a couple of short tracks will take you through beautiful native bush to a lookout that offers views along the 60km length of the beach.


Top experiences in Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach activities

$90.58 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour

Following a pickup at your Auckland hotel at approximately 8am, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan for the onward journey through the city to the North Shore. Along the way, enjoy sweeping views over Waitemata Harbour and Auckland Harbour Bridge. During your 8-hour tour, take in top Auckland attractions including Devonport, Mission Bay, North Head and scenic Tamaki Drive. Gaze out over the coastal landscape to volcanic Rangitoto Island from vantage points such as Achilles Point and Bastion Point, and listen as your guide sheds light on Auckland’s highest volcano on the isthmus, Mt. Eden Watch native birdlife at the gannet colony at Muriwai Beach on Auckland’s West Coast, and soak up the hustle and bustle of city life along the golden shopping mile of Parnell Road. Afterwards, visit some of the fertile vineyards along Auckland’s Kumeu Wine Trail and sample the diverse wines in production. After eight hours exploring the top attractions and hidden secrets of the New Zealand capital, return in comfort to your Auckland hotel to bring your tour to an end.

$191.61 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Coast to Coast Auckland Wine Tasting Day Tour

We collect you from your city accommodation at around 9.30am and head off on a 40-45 minute drive to the West Coast and Kumeu wine region. You’ll spend the morning wine tasting at a selection of two of the family owned and operated wineries in the Kumeu / Huapai / Waimauku district, the three small rural villages that make up this area. We prefer not to always visit the same wineries on our tours, after all we don't all like the same wine! So we do our best to use our nearly 20 years of experience to select the wineries on the day to best suit your tastes and interests. During the morning you'll experience some spectacular sightseeing at Muriwai Beach (black sand) on the Tasman Sea and get up close to the birds at ‘Takapu’ gannet-colony.
 Birds nesting roughly July/Aug' to April/May the next year. You then get to relax and enjoy the cross-country drive, approx' 1 hour, to the Pacific East Coast through a variety of scenery including forests, farms & small rural communities. We travel a little further North through some seaside settlements with views of small bays, beaches and the Pacific Ocean.
 By now it's time to stop for a delicious open menu, main course, vineyard restaurant lunch (included) along with wine tastings at one of the small, family owned & operated, boutique wineries in the beautiful Matakana region.
 In the afternoon, after lunch, you’ll visit another of Matakana’s unique ‘boutique’ estate wineries, selected based on your interests, to sample their exclusive, locally 
produced wines before we return you to your city accommodation at around 5.00pm.

$2999 Multi-day & Extended Tours

16-Day Photography Expedition Around New Zealand

Take your photography interest to a unique level by camera. Join this stunning 16-day photography tour of New Zealand. Each day there will be a variety of themes for your pictures, for example nature, city, or architecture. Be sure to capture the themes in your beautiful photos of New Zealand.Day 1: Auckland (D)After the overnight flight to Auckland the morning will be free for you to recover. We will have a welcome dinner and orientation to the expedition. Day 2: Auckland (B)Boat trip to Devonport. Sunset at Muriwai Beach to see a large colony of Gannet birds. At night we will photograph the city lights and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Day 3: Taupo (B)Taupo and surrounding regions. Day 4: Wellington (B)Taupo then Wellington in the afternoon. Day 5: Abel Tasman (B)South Island on a cruise bound for the famous Marlborogh and Blenhein wineries. Our afternoon will be in Abel Tasman Bay and Nelson. Day 6: Franz Josef (B)Lake Matheson, Franz Josef and Fox glaciers with a stop in the Punakaiki region. Day 7: Franz Josef (B)Free day to sleep in and explore personal interests. Day 8: Queenstown (B)Lake Wanaka and Queenstown. Stops along the way by Cardrona and Crown Range Valley, as well as the Kawarau Bungee Jump, also Arrowtown. Day 9: Queenstown (B)Glenorchy and the Greenstone region in Mount Aspiring National Park. Queenstown, Lake Hays, Wakatipu and The Remarkables.Day 10: Milford Sound (B)There will be many photo stops along the way on the most beautiful highway in the country. In the afternoon we will embark on a cruise that lends itself to stunning images at Mitre Peak.Day 11: Nugget Point (B)Nugget Point lighthouse.  Day 12: Moeraki Boulders (B)Moeraki, Alexandra, and Wanaka.  Day 13: Aoraki Mount Cook (B)Lindis Pass desert and Lake Pukaki. Mount Cook, Hooker Valley, Aoraki Mount Cook and the famous Good Shepherd church at Lake Tekapo. Day 14: Aoraki Mount Cook (B)Free day to sleep in and explore personal interests. Our suggestion is to explore the short walks in the Hooker and Aoraki valleys and Mount Cook. Overnight: Mount Cook Day 15: Christchurch (B, D)Early travel to Christchurch. Visit to the central botanical gardens in the afternoon and sightseeing, follow by our farewell dinner. Photo theme: landscape, nature and architecture. Overnight: Christchurch Day 16: Christchurch (B)After breakfast, shuttle to the airport and return flight home.

$69.68 Transfers & Ground Transport

Auckland West and North Sightseeing Transfers

Pick-up and drop from any location within AucklandPick-up and drop-off from Auckland Airport or Cruise TerminalTour duration from 8:30 am to 4:30 pmNon-commentary transfers provided in an 8-12 seater minivanVisit the following: 1. CORNWALL DOMAIN & ONE TREE HILL If you want some of the best views of Auckland, you will be wanting to head over to One Tree Hill. One tree Hill, also known as Maungakieki, is located in the Epsom area, and is only a short bus or train ride away from the centre of the city. This volcano is the largest park area in the city, and a walk here offers large green spaces, panoramic views of the city, and maybe even a glimpse of the local farm animals.  2. MURIWAI BEACH and GANNET COLONY For a unique view of some of New Zealand's wildlife, head to Muriwai Beach. A short from the carpark will take you to a viewing platform where you can see several large rock structures towering above the ocean, and at the top you will see the chaotic and entertaining Gannet colonies that make their nests on the top. From August to March, these rocky outcrops are crowded with around 1,200 pairs of birds who lay their eggs here every year, and from the viewing platform you can see the main colony area with the busy comings and goings of these large sea birds. 3. NORTH HEAD HISTORIC RESERVE The area offers stunning views of the surrounding that is within walking distance of Devonport, and here you will find old military tunnels that were dug in to the hillside, as well as other points of interest along the way. 4. DEVONPORT BEACH & SHOPS From this part of Auckland, you can experience stunning views of the water, and look out to Rangitoto Island before heading to one of the many shops and cafes surrounded by beautifully restored Victorian villas.

$85.15 Cultural & Theme Tours

Auckland West and North Sightseeing Transfers 6 Hrs

Pick-up and drop from any location within AucklandPick-up and drop-off from Auckland Airport or Cruise TerminalTour duration from 10:30 am to 4:30 pmNon-commentary transfers provided in an 8-12 seater minivanVisit the following: 1. MURIWAI BEACH and GANNET COLONY For a unique view of some of New Zealand's wildlife, head to Muriwai Beach. A short from the carpark will take you to a viewing platform where you can see several large rock structures towering above the ocean, and at the top you will see the chaotic and entertaining Gannet colonies that make their nests on the top. From August to March, these rocky outcrops are crowded with around 1,200 pairs of birds who lay their eggs here every year, and from the viewing platform you can see the main colony area with the busy comings and goings of these large sea birds. 2. NORTH HEAD HISTORIC RESERVE The area offers stunning views of the surrounding that is within walking distance of Devonport, and here you will find old military tunnels that were dug in to the hillside, as well as other points of interest along the way. 3. DEVONPORT BEACH & SHOPS From this part of Auckland, you can experience stunning views of the water, and look out to Rangitoto Island before heading to one of the many shops and cafes surrounded by beautifully restored Victorian villas.

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