Experience auckland's amazing west coast
Best Of The West Tours, is a day tour showcasing the best of what Auckland has to offer. We head out to the the beautiful West coast and experience bush, beach, waterfalls, caves and lakes. Top that off with wine tasting and a BBQ lunch cooked and prepared by a professional chef! What makes us different to other day tour companies? It is not only the price, but the locations. We really pack a lot into the day! The tour lasts approximately 8 hours and pick up and drop off is from a central Auckland location. We travel in a small group of up to 6 people. So expect an intimate experience and some new friends by the end of the day! We specialize in private tours taking you, your friends and family on an experience you won't forget.
We start off the day at downtown Auckland at 10am in front of the Mercure hotel. Here you will be met by your guide. You will travel in a clean, modern, air conditioned people mover. The tour lasts between 8-9 hours and includes water.
From the city, drive straight to Maori’s bay 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. There is also a chance at low tide to check out a cool cave inhabited by some colorful crabs.
After taking in the fresh air of the coast, we head to Westbrook winery here you will have the opportunity to taste locally grown wines produced on the winery in Waimauku. The Ivicevich family have been making wines here for over 100 years. After the wine tasting you will enjoy a BBQ lunch cooked by a professional chef overlooking the beautiful vineyard.
After lunch we travel to lake Wainamu. Here we will stroll through a shallow stream and traverse sand dunes to get to an amazing fresh water lake. This is an amazing spot to take a dip or dive into the refreshing water, or just relax with views of the lake.
Next up is Mercers bay, here you will witness amazing views of lion rock, Piha beach and steep drops from the rugged cliffs onto the ocean.
The final stop before heading back to the city centre is a beautiful waterfall through native bush. The waterfall we visit will depend on time, but there is no doubt it will be amazing.
There may be chances to do some other activates during the day depending on how we go with time. You will return to Auckland central at approximately 6pm.
What you will need to bring along
change of clothes/warm clothes
any medication you may need
tel. +64 210456860
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