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“low tide”(43 reviews)
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Wharariki Road | Near Farewell Spit/Cape Farewell, Puponga 7073, New Zealand
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All reviews baby seals low tide car park wharariki beach new zealand gravel road farm land soft sand on the rocks wild west coast photo opportunities southern end hidden treasure long drop stunning scenery pleasant walk northern part
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Thank Danielaworldtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AS185
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jackyreynolds
Reviewed 17 December 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
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved it. We were warned about the winds being really strong but it was a glorious sunny day. The scenery was beautiful and changed along the way - absolutely recommend that you visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sheebeme
Reviewed 10 November 2018

So beautiful! It is a 20 minute walk from the car park, through farmland to get to Wharariki Beach and so worth it! From wandering through the paddocks past mildly curious sheep and lambs, to the view when you arrive and topped off by baby...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank angelC3476SL
Reviewed 25 October 2018

what a contrast-sand dunes,seals,rocks ,caves,birds,lambs feeding from ewe.....this beach has it all.Amazing cliff faces and rocks to climb,farm walk to get there.real family fun spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravellingBrook
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sandy and hidden beach that is well worth the short but very pleasant walk to get to. Peak time yet so quiet. Could happily spend all day here taking in the view and listening to the waves. A highlight of our trip to New...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Pete M
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Ive been here a few times and cant wait to go back. Great beach. A must do. Very scenic and beautiful. Photographers heaven. Cant wait to go back

Date of experience: October 2017
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