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Karekare Beach

148 Reviews

Karekare Beach

148 Reviews
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Visit two of New Zealand’s top attractions on a combo trip from Auckland. Explore the Shire’s hobbit holes and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour—a favorite for 'Lord of the Rings' fans—and then listen to Maori legends on a boat ride through the mesmerizing Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Along the way, pass through some of the North Island’s most gorgeous landscapes.
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Mike Rennie wrote a review Jan 2021
65 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed a short drive from here and preferred this beach a lot more than Piha. A more chilled vibe and not so intense. The waterfall is a 2mib walk from the car park and there’s more walks to the south right by car park also. Very handy spot. Found a few of the locals quite stand off’ish but otherwise cool place.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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TURNERO wrote a review May 2020
Napier, New Zealand42 contributions5 helpful votes
This beach is very popular, but people may wish to know that is it black sand. For me, that is no problem, and in fact, it does keep people away, making it a bit quieter :)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mummakook wrote a review Feb 2020
Wollongong, Australia389 contributions90 helpful votes
The walk from the carpark this time was a bit further and less forested than I remembered it being, but that just helps to keep the place quieter. Just about any time I've been here, you all but have the place to yourself which is just how I like it. It's a beautiful area which can become very brooding when the appropriate weather rolls in, and the ocean reflects this as happens in the west. Worlds away from everywhere, possibly easier to spend time to appreciate in the cooler months.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Meander&Co wrote a review Feb 2020
80 contributions11 helpful votes
Stunning beach with pristine waters and surprisingly hot black sand. The cliffs surrounding it are extraordinary. Could have spent all day here but ran out of suncream!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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I_Love_Holidays20118 wrote a review Feb 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom178 contributions84 helpful votes
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This is beach is nice but in my opinion not as pretty as Piha. Both beaches are black sand which some people do not like. The area around this beach is nice including the waterfall just up the road which was attractive despite it being summer with not much rain.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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