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Bethells Beach

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife

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Good Auckland Attraction

Gorgeous sand dunes and scenery all around! Great trip, though a mighty walk if you want to get to the best body of water.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This 4km tramping track (about 1hr) is along side the beautiful Lake Wainamu. There's the gorgeous black sand dunes and the shallow Waiti Stream which is safe for kids to paddle. Good place for families to enjoy this peaceful and vast display of dune, lake and forest.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Gorgeous sand dunes and scenery all around! Great trip, though a mighty walk if you want to get to the best body of water.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great beach to visit. We did the Te Henga (Bethells Beach) Walking Track too which was fantastic! The walk takes you up onto the cliff face above Bethells for some spectacular west coast views... then around to O'Neill Bay then off up around Te Waharoa towards Muriwai Beach. There are steep climbs throughout the walk but nothing too strenuous for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We spent only an hour there. Nice relaxing place, black sand beach, little bit windy, so good for surfing. You can park nearby. We appreciated cold showers at the parking place. I dont understand, why are cold showers not standart at NZ.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a wonderful wilderness and views to marvel. It was a stormy weekend but we togged up and walked the wonderful black sand beach. The lighter golden sand was flying over the top which was amazing and surreal. The dunes were almost vertacle. Sitting in the hot tub at night was so romantic looking at the stars and sipping champagne... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just a wild and lovely beach with a couple of great cafes so take a drive out from Auckland for an outing at the beach.

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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

though the beach is not very great, you will find lot of restaurants near by and it is a very nice place to have a pleasant walk and dine

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Bethells Beach is not for the casual swimmer! Take heed and swim between the flags! The beach is perfect for the experienced surfer and a perfect backdrop for a delightful picnic or photo shoot. *Local Tip* Make sure you venture over to the Bethells Lake and enjoy the black sand dune and fresh water swimming hole.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beach and Caves were stunning. We searched for the 'beach cafe' for ages until we realised it was pretty much a food/coffee truck.

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Ellerslie;Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful beach, watch out for the black sand in the summer heat. But could do with more facilities, more toilets and a cafe with eftpos for summer crowds

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

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