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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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Full-Day Photography Tour into Auckland's Wild West
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Private Tour of Bethells Beach and Lake from Auckland

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Favorite place in Auckland

This place is simply beautiful. I live 20 mins drive away and try to visit this place as often as possible. There is a stream runs before you reach the beach. Great place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
YukiMum
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is simply beautiful. I live 20 mins drive away and try to visit this place as often as possible. There is a stream runs before you reach the beach. Great place to take dogs for a walk as dogs will have fresh water access after running around the beach.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed in a wonderful family run hotel, was such a pleasure as we had stayed in an inner city boutique hotel which was disastrous. Would stay and come back to Bethells for sure.

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Thank jacki762
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the black west coast sands to the looming cliffs and caves, Bethells Beach is one of Aucklands coastal beauties. Swimming and surfing in the summer are popular, and with a great surf life saving patrol operating the occasional daunting waves can be tackled, (swim between the flags!). The magic of this place has captured the hearts of film makers... More 

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1 Thank lindaaswift
Kochi , India
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130 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Giant Sand Dunes near the beach is Awesome. ..Huge.. black Silky smooth sand dunes. .you can slide down. .it's fun... better to take a sandboard. .. be careful with your wallet n valuables and documents in your pocket. .I lost my Passport. .phew. .

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Thank Sibikthomas2001
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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Thank collinz0188lsnt
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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