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“Beautiful beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piha Beach

Piha Beach
Piha, New Zealand
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$118*
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Auckland Helicopter Tour
Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Piha
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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“Beautiful beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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“Amazing - and amazingly empty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Where are all the people? Never trouble parking or finding an empty stretch for a stroll. Beware of streams across beach if wearing shoes!(wade / bridge by road) At low tide head south, round the headland to see the Gap BUT do not get cut of by the tide!

Visited June 2014
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“shame about the mutts”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had the best time here, shame about the weather. The rock had been falsely advertised, where was the lion?! There was a red women on the rock I thought it was a man from far away. Waterfall was lovely but a little bit wet. Also the pictures didn't come out so good may have got the camera wet. The dogs where horrible, one went for a wee right next to us whilst we were picnicking, the other teased us with its log. This brought this from a 5 star down to a 2.

Visited July 2014
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“Breathtaking :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Such a beautiful place. Lovely beach, a lot of hiking around, waterfalls, amazing scenery ... I'll definetly be back. It's perfect for families, friends and single travelers.

Visited March 2014
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“Best quiet spot with kids, freshest air in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of the classic walks in the north Auckland area, still you can't beat the magical athmosphere, so many things to do and enjoy there, from bird watching, shell picking wih kids, a cool swim... a must do during any seasons, te aroha aotearoa!

Visited August 2013
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