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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 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
US$90.95
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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
US$90.95
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.

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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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

2  Thank Ryan C
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Amazing, personal attention and fabulous scenic tour and wine tasting

My wife, son, and I booked our tour with John and were excited about it; however, we had absolutely no idea what a true delight it would be. John is such a personable and knowledgeable individual that our tour with him felt more like spending...More

Thank Ryan B
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi Ryan, Kristi and Zac, Thanks for your amazing review, I don't know what to say after such kind feedback. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your tour as I did spending time with you. It's a great tour to get out into the country quickly, taste...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018
A wonderful day,top notch!

This was the best day i November,we wanted to try some wine while in Auckland,and made a last minute reservation. We got picked up later that day,and got a private tour to the black sand beach and two wineries for some winetasting. This was our...More

Thank jannemul
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Janne, Thanks for your great review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour. It makes me feel very proud to be able to showcase some excellent wine and classic New Zealand scenery to people who have travelled so far to come...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Perfect Afternoon

John gave us a lovely afternoon tour of the wineries, great scenic driving, and an up close encounter with the Gannet colony. John was very knowledgable and attentive and we had a really pleasant afternoon, thank you!More

1  Thank Rachael K
nzwinebug, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Hi Rachael, Thanks so much for your great review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your tour and that the different wineries and other inclusions made for a "really pleasant afternoon". I hope you'll stay in touch by liking the NZWINEPRO Facebook page.You can also follow...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Superior wine tour

My friend and I are so glad we booked this tour. We couldn't have made a better choice for our first experience in New Zealand. John is accomodating, knowledgeable, courteous, and very experienced. The country speaks for itself, as does the wine. You won't go...More

Thank Helen K
nzwinebug, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Helen, Thanks for your wonderful review. It thrills me that you say you first experience with me couldn't have been a better choice. really try my bet to make every tour memorable for every client. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook page to...More

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