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  • Address: Piha Beach, Piha, New Zealand

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Piha Beach Tours

Located one hour west of downtown Auckland, Piha Beach is one of the most popular day trips for city-trapped urbanites needing an escape to the beach. This coastal community of 600 residents sits tucked at the base of the Waitakere Ranges, a series of hills which are criss-crossed by some of Auckland’s best hiking and trails.

Along the shore, the beach itself is an expansive theater where land and sea meet in an epic tableau. Towering rocks spring upwards from the sea, and stretches of sand which are so limitless in size make it tough for the shoreline to ever appear crowded.  On the stretch of shore along Piha Beach, a towering monolith known as Lion Rock separates the beach into its north and south parts. Since the south side of the beach is closer to town, it’s also the part which is most frequently popular, and as you walk the shore towards the north end of the beach the development gives way to a system of dunes.

Streams spilling down from the forested hills create a tranquil coastal lagoon, and on both ends of the beach there are smaller coves which can only be accessed by foot. Along the way, local wildlife such as oystercatchers and penguins punctuate a shoreline which is stunning in its beauty and obviously very alive.

Above all, there is a wild and mystical allure to Piha where the forces of nature can make you feel small. The rolling surf which stampedes towards shore makes it a popular spot for experienced surfers, although the strong riptides and potent currents create an atmosphere unsafe for casual swimming. Rather, most visitors to Piha enjoy strolling the beach and exploring the empty shoreline and coves.

While the summers can be busy and the winters can be cold, Piha is perfect during any time of year for escaping the city and taking deep breath of air.

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Full-Day Wild West Coast Photo and Discovery Tour including Lunch from Auckland, Auckland, null
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Full-Day Wild West Coast Photo and Discovery Tour including Lunch from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Explore Auckland's West Coast with a one day Auckland tour designed for photographers and nature lovers. Only 40 minutes from Auckland CBD lies another world ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.85
Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour, Auckland, Day Trips
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Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Small Group with a real local tour guide from 1 person to coach load we love showing you my beautiful city you will get to know what it is like to be a real ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.26
Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Escape the city and discover the best of New Zealand’s western coastline on this half-day tour including lunch from Auckland. Spin along New Zealand’s rugged ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.32
Adventure Day Trip to West Coast Beaches from Auckland, Auckland, Half-day Tours
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Adventure Day Trip to West Coast Beaches from Auckland

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This six-hour (10:00am - 4:00pm) small group adventure tour is customized daily to suit the capabilities of the group, and the conditions of the day. It can ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.23
West Coast Gannet Colony and Wine Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Day Trips
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West Coast Gannet Colony and Wine Tour from Auckland

Experience Auckland's stunning west coast black sand beaches, a popular location for some atmospheric movies. From November to March this tour visits the ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.32
Auckland City and West Coast Tour, Auckland, Day Trips
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Auckland City and West Coast Tour

Spend the morning visiting the best location spots in Auckland and after lunch we head to the Arataki Visitors Centre in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.32
Private Tour of Piha and KiteKite Falls from Auckland, Auckland, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour of Piha and KiteKite Falls from Auckland

This tour takes you to the rugged west coast and begins with a visit to the Arataki visitor centre to learn a about the local area's history and access to some ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $519.96
Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland, Auckland, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Discover the famous wineries and top natural attractions of New Zealand’s North Island on this 7.5-hour Piha and Karekare rainforest tour from Auckland. Travel ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $169.85
Full-Day Auckland's West Coast Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting, Auckland, Wine Tasting & Winery ... 
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Full-Day Auckland's West Coast Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Join this exciting day tour that showcases the best of what Auckland has to offer. Head out to the beautiful West coast and experience bush, beach, waterfalls, ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.66

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