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Beaches in Auckland

With Auckland sitting on the twin harbours of Waitemata and Manakau which feed into the Hauraki Gulf, there are a huge amount of beaches to explore. Often you'll have the beach to yourself.  

On the North Shore region there are plenty of golden sandy beaches, often in the setting of a regional park. Some of our favourites include the beach at Long bay Regional Park (near Torbay), the 3km long beach at Orewa and the beach in Wenderholm Regional Park. Further north, check out the stunning Anchor Bay in Tawharanui Regional Park. Over on the west coast, surfers will enjoy the surf at the iconic black volcanic sandy beach of Piha Beach. Closer to the city, head out along East Tamaki Drive to the popular beach suburbs of Mission Bay and St Heliers Bay. Our Auckland Beaches guide includes videos and 360 Virtual Tours to give you an even better insight into the beauty that awaits.  

Small group full and half day tours include sightseeing trips around Auckland, Nature Tours, Waitomo Caves, Rainforest Tours and trips to Hobbiton Movie Set......

Enjoy a fully-guided day trip to Piha Beach from Auckland. Benefit from a guided tour of Piha then enjoy six to eight hours of free time to explore!...

Enjoy a day of contrasts as you discover the best of Auckland’s city, beaches, and rainforests on a fully-guided small group day, including a kiwi-style afternoon tea....

An iconic attraction in the Coromandel. A 45 minute walk on foot (no access by vehicle) will take you one of the most photographed spots in New Zealand................

Situated close to Devonport town centre, Cheltenham Beach is a sandy beach within close proximity to North Head Historic Reserve................

80 minutes drive north of the city, Tāwharanui Regional Park is a 588 hectare park featuring rolling green pastures, wetlands and one of Auckland's best beaches...............

Orewa is a popular beach resort 40 kilometres north of Auckland. The impressive sandy beach is three kilometres long and a favourite with families, kite surfers and a gre......

New Chums Beach is a 'hidden beach' situated in Wainuiototo Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula. The secluded beach can only be accessed by boat or a testing walk................

Long Bay Regional Park is situated adjacent to the 970 hectare Okura Marine Reserve on Auckland's North Shore................

Mission Bay is a popular seaside suburb of Auckland with the beach a focal point of activity. The stretch of golden sand enjoys prominent views of Rangitoto Island.............

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