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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....

Piha is Auckland' s most famous beach. Situated on Auckland's west coast , this wild and untamed black sandy beach is a favourite with surfers and tourists captivated by ......

Kohimarama is one of several beaches off Tamaki Drive as you head east out of Auckland. It's a quieter option to the popular beachside suburb of Mission Bay with its arra......

The town of Oneroa also offers stunning views of the white sandy beach below and on clear days views of the Coromandel Peninsula in the far distance................

Okahu Bay is a small sandy beach off Tamaki Drive. Although a busy road, there's usually places to park on the main road...................

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................

Goat Island Marine Reserve is a 518 hectare marine reserve situated off Leigh, 80 kilometres north of Auckland. It's New Zealand's first marine reserve and a popular spot......

Te Henga Beach (also known as Bethells Beach) is a large, dark sandy stretch of sand that lays approximately 30 kilometres north-west of the centre of Auckland.............

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