Muriwai Scenic Morning or Afternoon Wine Tour

10.00am - 1.30pm - Morning

2.00pm - 5.30pm - Afternoon

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Visit the Auckland West Coast black sand surf beach settlement of Muriwai and see the Gannet Colony. Try a range of award winning wines at The Hunting Lodge winery and West Brook Wines. Take in the picturesque countryside.

This morning or afternoon tour picks up inner city and immediately whisks you out to the market garden and lifestyle areas of Kumeu , Huapai and Waimauku. The name Huapai in Maori translates as “the place of fruit” which isn’t surprising given the abundance of plums, blueberries, strawberries, apples and of course grapes grown in the region. You’ll be taken through beautiful rolling sheep and cattle country out to Muriwai, a seaside enclave popular with surfers and famous for its black sand beaches. Here you can watch the Gannets throughout the year courting, mating and rearing their young preparing them for the winter migration.

There are spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and West Coast from the lookouts.

Visit family owned West Brook Wines established in 1935 for a cellar door tasting. Situated in the picturesque Waimauku Valley you can try award winning Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Malbec from their own vineyard as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from their estates in Marlborough

Then visit The Hunting Lodge Winery and enjoy a generous tasting of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Marsanne/Viognier blend as well as two Marlborough Pinot Noirs and a Hawkes Bay Syrah - A beautiful modern setting with a flare for style and innovation.

NZ$125 per person

Tour includes:


  • Free pick & drop off inner city CBD
  • Tasting fees
  • Dept' of Conservation Gannet Colony visitation fees
  • Visit to Muriwai Black Sand Beach & Gannet Colony August - May (Conservation fees inc)
  • Visit to either The Hunting Lodge Winery or West Brook Wines, Kumeu River Wines or Soljans Estate
  • 2 winery tastings per tour, additional tasting $10pp

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