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Full-Day Photography Tour into Auckland's Wild West
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Classic West Coast beach

This is a classic west coast NZ beach. Black sand, dramatic coastline, expansive. A nice stream running out into the ocean that can get quite warm in patches during the summer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bradley S
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wouldn't recommend this beach. It's one of the regions most dangerous. Plenty other beautiful beaches I would go to first.

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Thank Stoutsurfer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic west coast NZ beach. Black sand, dramatic coastline, expansive. A nice stream running out into the ocean that can get quite warm in patches during the summer - nice for kids to splash around in!

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Thank Bradley S
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful view, even during winter. There are plenty of vineyards along the way from Auckland city where you could drop in for wine tasting.

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Thank Antagon19
New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wildest, windiest beach I have ever breathed salt air on. The sheer beauty of the raging sea and the wind swept beach is romance personified. I sure wouldn't be swimming the day we visited but I'd sure return for another weather beaten walk with my dear Wife. An exhilarating and wild experience that I wouldn't trade for a sunny,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the drive from auckland. The burning sand on a summers day is worth the mad dash to the water. Swim between the flags

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Thank mitch2294
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Came here today with my mum and sister, what a beautiful sunny day it was (considering we are nearing winter)! Unique black sand, a caravan cafe, lots of dunes, a nice long walk but not overwhelmingly so - easy enough, but the best part is the caves! As kids we used to come here often and I always enjoyed the... More 

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Thank worldatmyfeet128
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Not quite the breathtaking beauty of Piha beach, but well worth a visit. The black sand is quite unsettling, but also very beautiful.

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Thank Tiaan2015
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Return visit after ten years. Delighted to find Trude and John still the most hospitable of hosts. Greatest view of sunsets in the world from the small cottage. A great place to mellow out and soothe the soul. Highly recommended.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Easy walking tracks & great little beachside coffee van. Spectacular rock formations & great surf beach

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We go regularly to Bethells as our running club like to take the kids for training runs on a Sunday morning. Everyone enjoys it as well as the dogs, so much fun for everyone at just the cost of petrol to get there.

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