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Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour from Auckland

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  • 3.5-hour guided tour of Muriwai in West Auckland
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure
  • Visit Muriwai, a popular surfing spot famous for its volcanic sands and gannet colony
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Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour from Auckland
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3.5 HR Scenic wine tour tasting wine at two vineyards and Te Muriwai Black Sand beac and Gannet colony. These are migratory birds and here is no colony between May and July
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3.5 hour scenic Wine Tour visiting two wineries for tastings and visiting the Muriwai Black sand beach and Gannet Colony. Please note there are not nesting gannets between May and July
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Overview

Black sands, native wildlife and award-winning wine awaits you on this 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour of Auckland’s wild western coast. Following pickup from your central Auckland hotel, you’ll travel to Muriwai, a coastal enclave whose windswept beach and swelling waves draw surfers and visitors from miles around. Stroll the beach and visit the famous cliff-top gannet colony, then continue to a nearby wine estate, where you’ll taste an outstanding selection of local varietals and blends.

What to Expect

Begin with a morning or afternoon pickup from your hotel in Auckland CBD, and then travel out of the city center to West Auckland in a climate-controlled vehicle. On the way, you’ll cruise through the scenic areas of Waimaulu, Kumeu and Huapai, the latter of which translates as “the place of excellent fruit” in Māori.

On arrival in Muriwai, roughly 26 miles (42 km) west of central Auckland, jump out of the vehicle to explore with your guide. Walk along the sparkling black sands and learn more about the area’s history. Then, continue to Otakamiro Point, whose cliffs and rocky nesting areas are home to the region’s only gannet colony.

Next, continue to Kumeu River Wines, Matua Wines or West Brook wine estate, where you’ll take part in a guided wine tasting, sampling fine local varietals such as pinot gris, pinot noir and riesling.

 After roughly 3.5 hours, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely Tour

A couple of friends and I decided to come to New Zealand on a whim while we were visiting Sydney, Australia. After visiting Hobbinton, we wanted to attend a wine tour. Last minute, we called about 5 different touring companies and everything was booked. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ebony, Thanks so much for reviewing the Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour. I'm pleased I was able to take you and your friends on a wine and scenic tour to see the Muriwai Black Sand Beach and Gannet colony and that the inclusions and places...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent private tour!

We signed up for this tour very last minute, and we feel very lucky. Our group was just six total, and our guide, John, was excellent!!! The is an amazing tour and a great value. Highly recommend!More

1  Thank 876terrab
NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mr and Mrs Good, It was just pure good luck that I happened to have a booking of 4 from the Norwegian Jewel, the same cruise ship you were on. So it was an easy addition which worked out perfectly for us all. I'm...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Most enjoyable afternoon - Amazingly beautiful scenery, fantastic wines & great hospitality

Thank you John for an amazing afternoon. John's knowledge and expertise of wine and the area was outstanding and his friendly nature make for an enjoyable tour. We went to 2 wineries and the spectacular coastline where the gannet birds nest with a nice small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Garry and Tanya, Thanks so much for your fantastic review of the Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour. We were lucky to have a fun small group on the day. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and I'm glad you really enjoyed the tour. I hope if...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Fantastic Afternoon

Great way to spend an afternoon in Auckland. We thoroughly enjoyed the day out with John on his tour. He was very helpful as our booking was a bit last minute so he fitted us in. Very knowledgeable on all things New Zealand especially the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hi Lisa and Mario, I Can tell this is you. Thanks so much for your great review. I'm glad we could sort out the last minute booking issue for you. Viator is extremely good at working with both Tour Providers and Clients. So I'm pleased...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018
What a great afternoon

John was clearly knowledgeable when it came to the wines and was more than friendly. I went with some friends - all of us students who very little about wine before the tour. John did a great job keeping us engaged and keeping the trip...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RyanC5848
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Ryan, Thanks for your great review. I had the best time with the five of you and I'm glad that I could give you some insight into the New Zealand Wine industry and bolt on some rugged scenery to boot. I hope you'll like...More

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