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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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Incredible beach

The incredible Wharariki Beach is not far from Cape Farewell, the northernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The beach is accessible only via a 20-30 minute walking... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Waihi, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The walk is like stepping into hobbitsville, I have never seen such green farm lands. It's a quick walk to the beach, most able people (including young children) could do it in 10 mins. It is worth the 6km drive on the gravel road. The scenery is mind blowing. Take this short scenic walk and appreciate Mother Nature You can... More 

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Waihi, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The incredible Wharariki Beach is not far from Cape Farewell, the northernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The beach is accessible only via a 20-30 minute walking track from the end of Wharariki Road. Be prepared for wind - when it blows you can not only feel it but see it too! We struck a very windy... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A perfect way to discover the golden bay is to go to the parking at Pupongalate in the afternoon, maybe 1700 pm. From there we walked to the other side of the hills, mainly through typically NZ farmland, beautifull, before arriving at the enormous beach where you can find some wildlife if you're lucky. The walk in opposite direction gives... More 

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Granada, Spain
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Not much to say , wish I had more time here. Weather was poor but I was there in their spring. The whole area is stunning with nice places to eat and fun things to do.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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Reviewed 30 January 2017

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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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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

Thank JLM3080
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 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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