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Wharariki Beach Walking Track

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Address: Wharariki Road | Near Farewell Spit/Cape Farewell, New Zealand

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Amazing sight! Must do!

Incredible beach. Its an easy walk perhaps 15min through farmland and bush to get to the sandy dunes. Once at the beach you can set off in any direction to explore. To the left... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying we are a couple in our late 60's. The sign says 20min walk 1Klm to Wharariki Beach .Let me give you the real facts. Photos attached. The first part of the walk is steps over a fence up an incline to start the 20min?Puponga Hilltop walk. We traveled on farm land with sheep around and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a bit of a stroll (20 minutes) through paddocks, forest and sand dunes to the beach. Make sure you've got your own water as there are no amenities at the beach itself. Wonderful islands that will just make you want to take your camera out. Can be a bit breezy there, probably best before mid-morning.

Thank Condormr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible beach. Its an easy walk perhaps 15min through farmland and bush to get to the sandy dunes. Once at the beach you can set off in any direction to explore. To the left you'll find the river mouth which is a nice walk. I recommend wearing sandals/jandals as it can be hard work walking along the sand. - the... More 

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Takaka Hill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wharariki Beach has always been a highlight experience to share with visitors, especially during low tide & calm weather. The sunsets here are spectacular!

Thank arohaqi
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

huge sand dunes, fabulous scenery and seals on the beach what more can you want. Its a large beach with few people on it, the scenery is stunning, but it can be a bit wind swept

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went at high tide, beach was beautiful, we saw a few seals, and had plenty of time to play in the sand dunes. It's very windy so it pays to bring a wind breaker. Pack a second set of clothes for the kids, mine ended up in the (freezing) water while trying to beat the tide and I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

While it is a short walk (10mins) it is worth it. The day was blustery and the sand can swirl, but we were lucky enough to see a baby fur seal and kept our distance.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful walk to the beach over the hills. Go in the morning on a warm day before it gets too hot (and windy too) as there is no shady spots.And also if you're carrying two year old on your back it might be quite a walk on a sunny day. The beach in it self wasn't that spectacular for me... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was first adventure to the very top of the South Island and I was absolutely awe inspired. This beach is incredible, and crazy ridiculous hot, esp the sand - wear shoes the whole way! With seals all about and the most wonderful rock formations, this was one of the highlights of my trip, I would certainly recommend taking a... More 

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Palmerston North
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were advised by our motelier that this was a must do in Golden Bay. The drive from Collingwood was about 25-30 minutes and included a gravel road for about 6km. Although it was still in Collingwood it was literally blowing a gale at this beach! There was plenty of car parking and surprisingly, a small motor camp at the... More 

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