Stretches of beautiful black sand beaches, deep blue waters, and rugged clifftops. Soak up the spectacular scenery and admire the rich and abundant birdlife. If you are looking for a magical day out you can’t go past Muriwai on Auckland’s West Coast. There is a gentle walking track to a viewing platform on Otakamiro Point, right above the site of one of our few mainland gannet (breeding) colonies. It truly is magical.