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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gigantic black beach in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park was the most impressive thing about Auckland and, actually, of the the whole Northern Island. It is less than an hour's drive from Auckland and the beach is gigantic and black. Be careful, this is one...More

Thank HelmutS2000
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

If you have rented a car then take the time to enjoy the winding roads down to the beach where the film "The Piano" was shot. Remember to pack your lunch as the only facilities at this location is a rest room. The beach is...More

Thank itaewandong
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The area has tons of hiking - I recommend taking the Zion Ridge track and then loop back via the beach. Lots of space, so you can easily find your own spot to relax.

Thank barsegh
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We got to Karekare from Whatipu by walking along the beach through the Whatipu scientific reserve. We were able to walk back to Whatipu through the trails along the cliff. Really nice beach with plenty of walking trails nearby. The carpark has a map so...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Soft dark sand. Refreshing not too cold sea with good waves to play around in. Wonderful cliffs to walk along. Great day out.

Thank Archie K
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I'll give a very honest and unbiased review here with all things considered. Please see my many TripAdvisor reviews for good reads on my travel experiences! https://www.tripadvisor.com/members/Erin_leigh79 This beach, along with neighboring Piha, were really a highlight to Auckland. They are both about an hour...More

Thank Erin_leigh79
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Immense, beautiful black sand beach with scattered shells and lively surf. Would have been happy to spend several hours there. Short walk to a gorgeous waterfall. I loved listening to the water and taking in the natural scenery. This is a very special place!

Thank lovestotravel013
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Is the best place near Auckland. You must have a car. The road is not the best, but the beach is the unique one in the world. Dont hesitate about the road and the advertished of danger.

Thank Domingo D
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Looking around it's easy to imagine that not a lot has changed here over the last 200 years. Rugged hills and valleys covered in native bush form the back drop to the large sandy beach and wild surf. Karekare is 32km a 60 minute drive...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 29 November 2016

It was rainy and windy when we went and we had to take our shoes off to avoid getting them soaking wet on the walk to the beach but it was worth it. There was a waterfall on the opposite side of the parking lot...More

Thank AdventureObsession
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