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Karekare Beach

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! What am amazing place.Karekare Beach is 'VeryVery' Beautiful!. Spectacular scenery.The beach is so immense it distorts your distance perception.The ocean was so loud and powerful.We seemed to walk and walk towards the shore and still hadnt reached the water's edge. Incredible black sand .A...More

Thank Jodee W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The black sand here is incredible - never seen anything like it before! The beach is enormous and seemingly endless. We had a lovely long walk here even though it was raining. The drive down is just as interesting. You turn off the main road...More

Thank MinickL
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This beach and the surroundings are fantastic! Great place to spend time, there were hardly any people around and very peaceful. The walk to the nearby falls was also beautiful. I really recommend to check this place!

Thank susanjusan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Karekare is a scenic, albeit boisterous beach, just beyond the Waitakere Ranges. It is a hill away from better known Piha. From the beachfront carpark a 10 minute easy walk leads to 30 m-high Karekare Falls. The beauty of this spot is its surrounds of...More

Thank Bikingroy
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The place is quite extraordinary! The coast line is craggy, the jutting rocks and landscape is spectacular, the surf is wild and a walk along the beach is a must. Lots of parking and walking trails up the cliffs for a view that's hard to...More

1  Thank Robyn F
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Just 40 mins from CBD you'll find the beach where "The Piano" film was shot. Still a hauntingly beautiful site - esp on a windy day

Thank 772Leanne
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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

1  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 23 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
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