Accessible Full-Day Private Coastal Driving Eco Tour
Immerse yourself into the fascinating world of the diverse nature of Auckland as you head out on this Accessible Full-Day Private Coastal Driving Eco Tour. Sit back and relax in a fully accessible van as your private tour guide escorts you on a coast-to-coast tour where you will visit the coastline of New Zealand stopping at famed sites along the way. A few highlights include the famous and one-of-a-kind black sand Muriwai Beach, the stunning surroundings of scenic Tamaki Drive, the beautiful coastal suburb of the enchanting Mission Bay and the historical Bastion Point.
You will discover incredible Auckland City’s highlights including Achilles Point and round off your unforgettable day trip by the Historical Victorian Style Winter Gardens — all to make your firsthand picture of the coast-to-coast trip memorable and complete. Your most welcoming private guide is eager to make each stop of the tour filled with ultimate charm and overwhelming diversity you would never resist trying out.
Your coast-to-coast journey will begin when your guide picks you up from your centrally located Auckland hotel in an air-conditioned, accessible van. You will then set off on a full-day wheelchair-friendly adventure with never-ending delights west to east. Get your camera ready and be prepared to capture a myriad of unique sites and stories that your day will bring.
During the first stop on this tour, you will visit the truly impressive coastline of Muriwai with its cliff-top trails boasting New Zealand’s most spectacular black-sand surf beaches. There, you will enjoy a one-of-a-kind huge gannet colony stretching 60 kilometers. Your guide will lead you to easy-to-access viewing platforms that let you get up close to this unfolding splendor of natural beauty of gannets at an arm’s reach (Gannets nest there August to March).
Next, no secret such a lasting journey does take a bunch of energy indeed, so right then you will get refueled with such a delicately pre-packed lunch where the most enviable beach views, the sheer joy of unrivaled local hospitality and kindness amplified by the pristine air is nothing but a bliss– all for you to enjoy on this momentous New Zealand adventure.
You will continue to be amazed on the next stops, as this Accessible Full-Day Private Coastal Driving Eco Tour progresses. Next, you will head out to enjoy breathtaking views through the scenic Tamaki Drive, where you will visit the vibrant Mission Bay offering a genuinely unique walking/rolling experience in the beautifully maintained M J Savage Memorial Park featuring a landmark obelisk to an outstanding and most beloved New Zealand’s Prime Minister. Enjoy the iconic views of the volcanic island Rangitoto, the dazzling Harbor Bridge, and an impressive Auckland City Skyline. While here, you will also be able to enjoy a vast selection of cafes and food outlets along park line picnic areas (cost not included).
Next, you will find yourself enjoying stunning photo views of Auckland City Skyline from the idyllic Achilles Point unveiling the beauty of a sizable stretch from Auckland city in the west to the distant peaks of Coromandel Peninsula in the east. Have your camera ready for a marvelous photo set. A dose of fresh ocean air is sure to fuel the rest of your trip with the memory to last for a lifetime.
The final stop of the day before ending your tour will be a visit to the Historical Victorian Style Winter Gardens. It fully relies on the care of the locals and boasting an impressive collection of spectacular plants. You will have time to explore firsthand a lush display of countless plants in two Victorian-style glasshouses both with history and flair. What a charmingly peaceful day ending it will be with you walking/rolling through an extensive courtyard with a sunken pool. It will leave you so satisfyingly exhausted to head out back to your hotel to cherish your memories of this ‘once in a lifetime’ glorious day trip.
The Accessible Full-Day Private Driving Eco Tour features:
- Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (step and curb free and accessible toilets along the route).
- Accessible driving tour in an accessible vehicle equipped with a ramp or lift.
- Experience the best of Auckland firsthand without having to worry about accessibility!
- Muriwai Beach
- Gannet Colony (August to March)
- Picnic Lunch
- Mission Bay Coastal suburb with Bastion Point (including MJ Savage Memorial)
- Achilles Point
- Winter Gardens (Auckland Domain)
The Accessible Full-Day Private Driving Eco Tour has received a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it is entirely step-free. The walking/rolling part of the tour is at a slow pace without any hills. It did not receive a higher rating because the areas can get crowded easily which makes navigating in a wheelchair more challenging. Please note, accessible restroom stops will be included along the route.
This tour uses an accessible vehicle equipped with either a ramp or lift.
The tour is wheelchair-friendly so your guide will take you to spots where you do not need to go on any steps and use the ramps as needed.
Black-sand Muriwai beach
Tour duration: 6-8 hours
Cost: $795 for 1 people, $1315 for 2 people, $1835 for 3 people, $2355 for 4 people, $2875 for 5 people, $3395 for 6 people, $3915 for 7 people, $4435 for 8 people
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: flexible
Meet-up place: Your centrally located accessible Auckland hotel.
Dress code: Weather suitable clothing advised
Entrance tickets: Included.
Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.
*Please advise any dietary restrictions/ requirements you may have at the time of booking
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