This is a great place to watch sunsets. It has the chocolate brown beaches of the West Coast. If you walk the "glade" beach trek to get to the beach it's much easier and prettier. Walking that trek you feel like you've come across some prehistoric landscape with those giant tree ferns and 'cabbage' plants. Before or after the beach walk up the hill to the Karekare Waterfalls. The trek down to the falls is very pretty and quite an easy walk you can swim there as well.