Beautiful black sand beach, not too far from Auckland. It's a pretty drive to get there, and the drive is worthwhile. Shout out to Phil the surfer who gave me the lowdown on the local surf scene. NIce left just off the rocks to the south side of the beach. Great grilled fish at Blairs on the Beach if you visit. A nice day trip away from the city. There is a surf school, but it was not open during my visit which was mid winter.
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