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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

We walked there for the sunset. The landscape in the area is soooo beautiful. The colours are amazing at this time of the day (after 6pm). Nice walking tracks in the area which we didn’t do.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Danielaworldtraveler
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

If the stile was removed I could have accessed the track. From what I have been told the track could be made accessible with a bit of work to improve the camber. I couldn't go with my family as a result.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wheelchairnzmobility
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

Coming out of the car park (where there is plenty of parking and long drop toilet) the immediate path is up! But, that is one of the main ups. The path (including a few styles) goes across the farmland / fields with great views. It then moves onto the sand dunes. After approx 20 mins you drop down onto the beach. It is a beautiful beach with Seals. (Lots on the rocks if you look for them - but please keep a distance, saw one person approach a seal on the beach and got about 2 meters away - far too close!!!)
Then do the same walk back again. I struggled with the first part of the walk back due going up the soft sand of the sand dunes - felt never ending!
Nothing at the beach other than views and seals so carry water with you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AS185
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the 1km walk through stunning farmland and dunes to get to this perfect example of wild New Zealand. We are so glad we didn’t miss this gem that is a landscape photographers dream! You walk over soft dunes that open up to a wide beach (best viewed around low tide) with magical rock formations and easy viewing of NZ fur seals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jackyreynolds
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Although it’s only a 1km hike to the beach, it’s so worth it! The sand is amazing with a backdrop of beautiful rocks with seals laying about. Truly a Microsoft screensaver sight.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank revett2016
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