Transport Only

$50
per person

Overview

Even if you aren’t looking for one of our surf packages we can still help get you to the beach for an awesome day in the waves or perhaps just chilling and catching some rays away from the city. 

This package includes return transportation from Auckland to Piha...or whichever beach the tour is headed to on the day!

Location map for surf tours near Auckland transport-only package

Overview

Even if you aren’t looking for one of our surf packages we can still help get you to the beach for an awesome day in the waves or perhaps just chilling and catching some rays away from the city. 

This package includes return transportation from Auckland to Piha...or whichever beach the tour is headed to on the day!

Schedule

Peak season (October-May)

Most days – time dependent on the tide that day

Off Peak season

On request

  • What's Included
  • Itinerary
  • Additional Information

Price includes:

  • Return transportation from Auckland to a west or east coast beach (we go where the surf conditions are best for our lessons) – around a 1 hour to 2 hours’ drive respectively.

Not included:

  • Food
  • Gear hire
  • Lessons

Itinerary

  • We will pick you up from one of our central city locations. The pick-up time is dependent on the tides each day – you will be advised of this once you book and choose your location.
  • We will then head out to the beach with the best conditions to learn to surf on that day. Usually it is out to Piha Beach on the west coast, due to the consistency of the surf, but we will go to any beach within 1 hour 45 mins on either the east or west coast. The radius of operation from Auckland City is indicated on the map. 
  • The journey to the beach will take you through picturesque countryside and, if you haven't brought lunch with you, we can stop for you to grab food and drink.
  • Once at the beach the driver will advise you of the return time and you are then free to search and discover the beach at your leisure. During the peak season New Zealand surf beaches are patrolled by lifeguards – Please only swim between the flagged area for your safety. 
  • There are many world-class walks highlighting the natural beauty of the area for you to explore.
  • After a full day of sun, fun and searching out the beautiful beach and surrounds we will head back to Auckland City content in the knowledge that you have had a better day than those poor souls in the concrete jungle!

Transportation Options

We offer multiple pick-up locations around central Auckland.  Choose your preferred pick-up location from the list below at the time of booking, or you can indicate if you would prefer to self-drive.  We will confirm your pick-up time once we know your preferred location:

  • Nomads Backpackers – 16 Fort St (off Queen Street)
  • Sky Tower – base of the tower, main bus stop 
  • YHA – 5 Turner St 
  • R&R Sport – on the corner of K’ Road & Ponsonby Road

Departure Times

We have three different general departure times for our tours.  The general departure time will depend on the day that you choose to book-in and can be viewed when you check the availability.  Your specific pick-up time will be confirmed once we know your preferred location (see above).  General departure times are based around the high and low tides in order to ensure you will be learning during the optimal time for the day.  General departure times are shown below:

  • 7.30am
  • 10.00am
  • 12.30pm

What you need to bring

  • Lunch or money to buy food on the way to the beach.  We will always offer to stop at a bakery if required.
  • Sunscreen and lip balm – these are essential!  You will need to re-apply regularly throughout the day.
  • Swim wear.
  • Towel. 
  • Sunglasses. 
  • Pocket money. 

Email Us

0800 787 386

​+64 (0)9 828 0426