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Wharariki Beach Walking Track

Wharariki Road | Near Farewell Spit/Cape Farewell, New Zealand
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Sandblasted

30+ knots with blowing sand on the beach. Access track was good, some sand hills to climb and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edward R
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Palm Cove
via mobile
Greenhills track so much better than the main beach track

Wharariki beach was on our must see list however when we arrived at the car park & saw how packed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ferrellius
,
Albany, Western Australia
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“low tide” (41 reviews)
“baby seals” (17 reviews)
“gravel road” (11 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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"gravel road"
in 11 reviews
"rock pools"
in 9 reviews
"farm land"
in 8 reviews
"amazing beach"
in 6 reviews
"soft sand"
in 6 reviews
"new zealand"
in 18 reviews
"cape farewell"
in 8 reviews
"south island"
in 9 reviews
"remote beach"
in 3 reviews
"northern part"
in 2 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 4 reviews
"huge rock formations"
in 4 reviews
"spectacular scenery"
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"worth the trip"
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"on the rocks"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

30+ knots with blowing sand on the beach. Access track was good, some sand hills to climb and descend.

1  Thank Edward R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wharariki beach was on our must see list however when we arrived at the car park & saw how packed it was & the procession of people heading up the 15 to 20 minute track to the beach we did feel a bit deflated. We...More

Thank ferrellius
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a visit to the spit with the kids we wondered down to the beach on a grey autumn morning and it was spellbinding...rugged, wind swept and you can escape the world. Would be beautiful on a hot summers day.

Thank Kenneth B
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Awesome- a word so often misused, but this beach truly stands up to it. The sand dunes are incredible, wind erosion create the most wonderful patterns. The beach itself is a huge expanse at low tide ideal for all your beauty recreations though there are...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Yes, you should really go at low tide to see the beach at its most stunning. The path there is itself amazing, but the beach and its playful seal pups at the rock nursery are worth the wait for the low tide!

Thank OceanRower
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

My family spent a lovely afternoon here last Christmas and loved it so much we've already planned a return here at the end of the year. Not that surprising??? Well we all burn very easily and this is the 1st beach ever that the whole...More

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

You drive until the road just runs out and stops in what looks like a small car park in a field. From here the sign says 1km, but we think that it is much closer to 2km, especially if the tide is out. Follow the...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

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 12 February 2018

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.

Thank ajs2509
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

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.

1  Thank Bolandunited
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