Bethells & Mokoroa Falls

A great day of hiking, sights and awesomeness less than two hours west of the city!

Tour Description & Details

If you’re looking for a great, full day eco-tour to get you away from the city bustle and into the fresh West Coast air, let your guide take you out to beautiful Bethells Beach, an hour’s hop west of the City.

On the way, you’ll stop off to see the Mokoroa Falls nestling in pristine bush after following an easy track from the car park. ‘Mokoroa’ is the Māori name for the eel moth larva and your guide will tell you all about them!

After taking in the beauty of Mokoroa, a short drive will put you in the heart of Bethells where you have a choice of two walks. If the tide is low your guide will take you down to the spectacular black sand beach where you’ll walk its length to the massive sea cave at the far end.

If the tide is in, you cannot get inside the cave as it fills with water, so instead, you’ll take a walk up and over what must surely be the World’s biggest black sand dune, down to the warm waters of Lake Wainamu. Here you can swim, picnic, or take the lake track around to the other side and back to the car park. This is a great day out for people who can manage quite a bit of walking but can be tailored to suit almost any requirements.

Tour Time: 9am – 5pm
Tour includes:
  • Mokoroa Falls walk
  • Black sand beach and sea cave walk
  • Giant black sand dune walk
  • Lake walk, swim or picnic
  • Packed lunch*
  • Pick up and drop from inner city
  • Minimum 2 adults on this tour

Adult: $230
Child 5 to 11 years: $90
Tour lasts for: 8 hours
Leave city at: 9pm
Finish at: 5pm

*  Please advise us before the tour if you have any specific dietary requirements.

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We are passionate about sharing our fabulous ‘back yard’ with you

We offer unique visitor experiences

We keep groups small and intimate

We are committed to sustainable tourism in NZ

We are approved to operate in DoC conservation areas and have all the necessary concessions to legally operate there

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