Muriwai Beach Gannet Eco Tour

Muriwai Beach & Gannet Colony Eco Tour 

West Coast Black Sand Beaches, Surfing, Wildlife, Gannets and Wine Tasting!

Muriwai Beach & Gannet Colony Eco Tour – Auckland’s West Coast

Muriwai Beach extends 60KM & it’s famous for its sparkling black sand, Surfing paradise and the Gannet Colony.

Tour starts with picking you up from Auckland CBD; then you’ll enjoy a one-hour scenic drive through the Waitakere Ranges, Kumeu Wine trail and Strawberry farms. 

Stop for a scenic lookout over Muriwai Beach, Motutara Island & The Gannet Colony.

We will have a few more stops at different lookouts over the Gannet Colony to a closer look at the Gannets (easy hikes). 

Then we will have another stop by the beautiful cove just at the beginning of the beach.

(The Gannets nesting season is from August until March, you might find some off season too but it’s not 100% guaranteed)

You will be able to spend about one hour on the beach for a swim or just relax and enjoy the stunning views.
We go for some wine tasting at one of Kumeu’s oldest wineries where you will get a chance to see the beautiful vines and capture some amazing photos.

After that, we head back to Auckland CBD.

Tour Highlights

  • Pick up From Auckland central
  • Visit Muriwai Beach
  • Visit Different outlooks over Muriwai Beach, The Gannet colony & Motutara Island
  • Wine Tasting
  • Professional tour guide/driver
  • Snacks & water
  • Drop Off at Auckland central

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer complimentary pick ups and drop offs from any Auckland Central Accommodation.

Unfortunately, most parts of this tour are not wheel chair accessible due to the rocky uneven terrains of the tracks leading to the Gannet Colony and the soft sand on the beach access areas.