West Coast Gannet Colony And Wine Tour From Auckland

Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    From centrally located Auckland hotels or cruise terminal
  • Return Details :
    Return to same departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience Auckland's stunning west coast black sand beaches, a popular location for some atmospheric movies. From November to March this tour visits the precarious nesting places of the gannet, on rocky outcrops with wild surf pounding below. Avid surfers ride the surrounding waves.
Passing through lush farmland, the tour then arrives at Aucklands major wine growing region, to visit some of the top local vineyards and sample award winning wines. Lunch will be provided at either one of the wineries or a local cafe.


Small-group tour

Great overview and orientation of the city

Lunch included

Led by a local guide

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Heading west, this small group tour first visits the Arataki Visitor Centre for an overview of the Waitakere ranges and views of the city from coast to coast.

The Arataki Centre provides information on the rich and varied history of this western part of Auckland.

Winding country roads then bring us to Auckland's stunning west coast black sand beaches.
Piha, with its temperamental surf and rocky fishing platforms is guarded by Lion rock. There will be time to walk on to the black sand and to breathe in the sea air. Photo opportunities are also available from the lookout.

Continuing through lush farmland, the tour arrives at Aucklands major wine growing region, to visit some of the top local vineyards such at Soljans and Matua Valley to sample some of their award winning wines and learn about the early vintners. Lunch will be provided at either one of the vineyards or a local country cafe.

If time permits, the tour also visits the nearby Hallertau Boutique Beer Brewery where tasting paddles may be sampled.


Small-group tour including Lunch

Wine tasting


Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

You Might Also Like