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A Black Sand Walk

We've been to this beach many times. Its a lovely walk from the parking lot up or down the beach... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
Black beach in New Zealand

What a sight. Experience black sand on a pristine beach near Waiuku, New Zealand. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Kariotahi Road, Waiuku, Auckland 2683, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We've been to this beach many times. Its a lovely walk from the parking lot up or down the beach. While you do have to compete with motorcycles and four wheel drives, the beach is flat and firm at the waterline. There are often paraglider...More

4  Thank jdarcyAuckland
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

What a sight. Experience black sand on a pristine beach near Waiuku, New Zealand. Beautiful scenery, clean, quiet and unspoilt. Breathtaking!

Thank TruPassion
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Karioitahi beach has black sand and lovely sweeping views. There is always something of interest going on: horses being exercised in the sea; hang gliders, motor bikes but not being intrusive and not too many people. There was a very small section of the beach...More

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We visit this beach weekly as it’s only 10mins away. Long vast expanses of surf, sand and cliffs. Iron sand so is a black sand beach, mind your feet in the heat of the day. It is a very popular beach with surfers, swimmers, fishermen,...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Karioitahi Beach, you can walk it, drive it, ride horses on it, swim there, fish there, very black sand

1  Thank LawrieGibbons
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Bring a picnic bag or pack a sandwich and head for this awesome windy beautiful beach, a mere 7 to 8 km out of Waiuku. We bring our dog, Lace, and she loved running along this great flat white beach. We have branches and trees...More

Thank Casual126
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Kariotahi Beach is a quiet and semi private beach. It's mostly known and used by the locals and as it was still winter, there wasn't anyone about except a person walking alone. Beautiful sand and lovely waters. I'm sure it'll be packed come summer.

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great to see so many out enjoying this beach. Long beach, firm sand. Ideal for horses, bikes and take your vehicle down and put out the contiki. Lovely to walk along. Waterfall not far away along the beach. Too cold to swim but looked quite...More

Thank Trish G
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A real East coast NZ beach that is still like our beaches were 30 yrs ago. Wonderful for a stroll along at the end of the day. Bit of a noise earlier as the folks with children who have bikes have somewhere to go to...More

2  Thank Bunce-12
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Beautiful beach with fantastic views without the crowds Great setting for a range of activities and wonderful walking environment

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Response from Pat J | Reviewed this property |
You can drive right down to the beach and there is good parking. The comments above answer the question thoroughly.