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Wharariki Beach Walking Track

Wharariki Road | Near Farewell Spit/Cape Farewell, New Zealand
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definately worth a trip!

it may be a bit out of your way, but getting to Wharariki Beach at low tide is incredible! Once... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colette J
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Muskego, Wisconsin
One of the best beaches in the world!

This beach is simply stunning! It is out of the way but that is part of its attraction. There were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ajs2509
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
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“low tide” (38 reviews)
“baby seals” (16 reviews)
“rock pools” (9 reviews)
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Wharariki Road | Near Farewell Spit/Cape Farewell, New Zealand
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"low tide"
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"baby seals"
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"rock pools"
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"amazing beach"
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"soft sand"
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"new zealand"
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"gravel road"
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"cape farewell"
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"south island"
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"beautiful beaches"
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"remote beach"
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"photo opportunities"
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"huge rock formations"
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"on the rocks"
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"northern part"
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"beautiful walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it may be a bit out of your way, but getting to Wharariki Beach at low tide is incredible! Once you get to the end of the gravel road and park your car, you walk through a sheep pasture, through a small forested area, over...More

Thank Colette J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is simply stunning! It is out of the way but that is part of its attraction. There were even seals playing in the surf to make it an unforgettable visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a short walk through amazing farm land that looks like from Lord of the Rings you arrive at one of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand! The kids loved running around. Also, the rock formations are pretty cool. We've also seen seals.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will limit this review as I'm sure, dear reader, that you have seen photos and read reviews already. This place is as amazing as all the best photos and reviews indicate, if not actually better. If you're thinking about going there then stop thinking...More

Thank Jake T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 20 minute walk to the beach, and it was definitely worth the drive up this far. The walk is not difficult, but it is not buggy or wheelchair friendly. The beach itself is vast, with soft sand dunes leading you onto it....More

Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was my second visit to Wharariki and I could go back again and again. It is just that spectacular. Plan to spend a half day there. Take water, and a jacket, even in summer. The best time to visit is two hours either side...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Everything positive said about this beach in other reviews is true. We visited over Christmas week. Come prepared with food and water. Use the bathroom at the car park before making the beautiful trek. Easy easy to see why this is considered one of the...More

Thank A P
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Car park is busy during the NZ Christmas holidays. However there are overflow car parks which suffice. Toilet at start of track along with cafe. Road in and out from Puponga is shingle and pretty rutted. Beach walk and beach can be windy. May need...More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I have been to this beach over 50 times in my life and never get tired of it. The pros and cons of Wharariki are: - It is a bit of a drive to get to the carpark. 1 hour from Takaka. - The carpark...More

1  Thank Debtless
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

A real hidden gem this one! First you have to know about it (thanks to Murray at Farewell Spit eco tours), then you have to get there along a gravel road, and then you have to walk 20 minutes through farmland and soft sand. But...More

1  Thank Ed R
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