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“Wild West Beach”
Review of Karekare Beach

Karekare Beach
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$170.83*
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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
Ranked #86 of 474 things to do in Auckland
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

As a Wedding Celebrant I often get to go to Karekare Beach to conduct weddings, The Waterfall is just up the road from the carpark, easy walk except for real older folk as gravel path to waterfall.
Parking up by waterfall is nil, but this setting is really worth the effort, the beach and sand dunes also wonderful, no shops so take own food, the black west coast sand gets very hot in the summer, plenty of trees for shade around car park but not near the beach, not good swimming beach, strong rips. The Weddings here are always so nice as photos around here are really magic, The road to Karekare is off the Piha Road is windy but good.The movie Piano was made here.

Thank Will M
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Karekare is an amazing place. It's wild, rugged, unspoiled and truly breathtaking. All the Auckland west coast beaches have a wildness about them but, in my opinion, Karekare is the best of the lot.

Thank MonkeyBites
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

A wild place, remote, ruggered. Amazing Surf beach. Great place to walk and take in the fresh clean salt air. YOU MUST BE A GOOD SWIMMER TO VENTURE INTO THE SURF.

Thank Annenberg
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Karekare is beautiful and has great walks in the area. We did the Buck Taylor and Zion Hill tracks. Awesome!

Thank Superhilde
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

So many moods. Walking, climbing, swimming, chilling out. We head to Karekare at least monthly for our dose of sanity!

Thank AHKAH
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