This six-hour (10:00am - 4:00pm) small group adventure tour is built for families with kids. It involves walking through sandy creeks with Black Sand, rolling and sliding down gigantic 150 foot sand dunes, diving off jetties into beautiful mountain lakes and exploring some amazing surf beaches in a fun, family oriented and safe way. You will see some of the most beautiful places in Auckland, take some great photographs and make some amazing memories with your family. It is a fun, fit, active tour, including swimming, hiking, and spectacular scenery. The tour takes place on Auckland’s famous Black Sand beaches on the Wild and rugged west coast. Your kids will sleep at night after this adventure!
What You'll Get
Your day begins with a pickup from any centrally located address in Auckland.
There will be a brief pit-stop on the way to the wild west allowing you to purchase any essentials (sunscreen, sandwiches or water, morning coffee) before we head to the chosen locations for the day.
Whatipu offers caving, rock scrambling, sand dune climbs, amazing views and the safest swimming on the West Coast. Also, one of the most picturesque drives in Auckland. If we are lucky we might even find seals or penguins there.
Piha offers everything from amazing views, the iconic Lion rock, often big (10+foot) surf crashing through amazing canyons and rocks, adventure swims (in caves and lagoons), river crossings, exciting rock scrambles and some of the most beautiful lunch spots you will find in Auckland.
Anawhata is the most remote of Auckland's west coast surf beaches. More big surf, beautiful (and strenuous) hikes, maybe the best photographic beach in Auckland, the monolithic Keyhole rock, and some incredible lagoon swimming.
Kitekite Falls is a 140 foot 3-level waterfall. In our tour you will explore all three levels (as long as the group is capable as the hiking is high-level to the mid level) and swim beneath the waters if you wish. There is also a 30 minute hike to and from the falls through a beautiful rain forest which you can enjoy.
Lake Wainamou (Bethells dunes) are huge sand-dunes in a vast desert. Walk through a windy sandy creek. Experience (safely) the thrill of quicksand beneath your feet. Run or roll down giant sand dunes. Swim in a beautiful mountain lake. Dive from the little jetty or the tree swing into calm waters.
As a group we will pick from these (or a few more) locations that best suit the group and the day. Generally we will do two of the above locations, and eat lunch (not provided) with a beautiful view.
You will be returned to your hotel or hostel around 4:00pm ideally sandy, wet, tired and happy.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A maximum of 11 people per booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Bring swimming gear, sunscreen, jandals (flipflops) and water
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (central Auckland only)
- Food and drink
- Any other personal expenses
Your Auckland hotel
Tour returns to central Auckland or your original departure location
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Black Sand Tours Limited in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.