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Ruakaka Beach

Whangarei, New Zealand
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almost deserted beach

Huge long beach with soft white sand .great surf club and safe swimming between the flags , very... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Nice and quiet escape

A beach where if you turn up to eat your takeaways you won't get pested by anything or anyone. If... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Palmerston North
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  • Average8%
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“surf club” (4 reviews)
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Huge long beach with soft white sand .great surf club and safe swimming between the flags , very safe clean estuary for children1/2 way down the beach . Beach can be dangerous as it is a surf beach and has rips . great walks to...More

Thank stevelamb7777
Reviewed April 10, 2017

A beach where if you turn up to eat your takeaways you won't get pested by anything or anyone. If you have a 4x4 even better then you can drive down by the water and not get stuck.

Thank RelaxedBoatie
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Just outside of Whangeri but you have to leave the main road and turn down minor roads. The beach was almost empty when we arrived mid day. We stopped our camper van for lunch and a paddle. A great place to relax, sunbathe or swim....More

Thank old_romantics_2000
Reviewed March 16, 2017

There are a few turns to take off the main road, but the beach is easily found. We stopped our campervan just left of the parking area for a shady lunch. A bit windy, but with the nice toilets and several points of access to...More

Thank K M V
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We were driving the east cost and decided we needed to pick a nice spot for lunch. Got lucky with this one! It's an absolutely stunning beach - long, white stands, beautiful blue waters. The only slight glaring eyesore was the fact that, in the...More

Thank 1Aimless1
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Great place to stop off that isnt packed and have a dip. At high tide you can dive into the lagoon from the shore (the water depth is about 2m) and nearby you can watch the variable oystercatchers doing their thing hunting for a feed....More

Thank David B
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Kilometers and kilometers of white sand and beautiful blue ocean. Worth a vist if you're passing by.

Thank R_Zanetello
Reviewed January 17, 2017

My wife and I took two friends and our dogs to the Beach on a Wednesday afternoon to give the dogs a run and enjoy chasing the ball at shore line. We then had a picnic close to the Surf Club by the Motel. What...More

Thank lloydkirkham
Reviewed December 30, 2016

One of the most convenient beaches we visited, as it is accessible only a few minutes off the state hwy. The beach is in excellent condition and waters are very safe for our young kids. Locals are very friendly too. We stayed overnight here in...More

1  Thank weLEFT
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I was here on a weekday, so it was pretty quiet, just a few other people enjoying the beach, some with their dogs. I had a good time taking pictures of shore birds and the amazing view. What I liked best was the pristine sand...More

Thank NienkeNM
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