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Part of our Burt Munro itinerary

You can actually drive most cars on to this beach. It is so huge. No wonder it was used to test... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gallifreyfalls
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Take a long long walk, ride a horse or a bike

You can drive right on to this beach and it goes for miles and miles. Perfect for a big long walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen D
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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563 Dunns Road, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can actually drive most cars on to this beach. It is so huge. No wonder it was used to test speed times. Well worth seeing, even if you are not Interested in motorbikes.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can drive right on to this beach and it goes for miles and miles. Perfect for a big long walk. We shared the beach with some exercising horses the day we were here. You could really feel like you were alone in the world....More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this beach - wonderful coloured stones and priviledged to see the waves surging through rocks on the incoming tide

Thank Janne M
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Worth a visit just to see a long beach where Burt Munro rode his bike. Great sand dunes for kids to play amongst but very very windy. Make sure everyone has glasses or goggles to keep sand out of eyes and a warm jacket! Unlikely...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

I just had to go out to the beach to relive childhood memories.I drove down as far as I felt safe enough to.I have spent many times as a kid helping to dig the family car out of the quick sand.

Thank rosegregory
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is one of the few beaches you can drive on, it is so long aprox. 26km and wide the Burt Munroe Motorcycle race is held on it every year. You can drive on to setup your bbq and away you go, just check and...More

Thank Memobabe
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were lucky to be in Invercargill during fine & sunny Autumn days. The beach is huge & there were plenty of people parking, driving (any vehicle would cope) & walking here. We were here as the sun went down, dressed warmly for the expected...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Oreti beach is located at the end of the straight road just in case your gps is not able to locate the exact place. It was extremely windy during our visit and we could not get out there for more than 5 minutes. However, there...More

Thank travelwithting
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We saw this beach in the movie The Worlds Fastest Indian and it was only a fifteen minute drive from the CBD.

Thank pinnacles48
Reviewed 31 January 2018

The Beach is approx 33 k the sand is incredibly fine and packs really hard. You can take any car on it and travel for Kilometres without fear of becoming bogged if you are careful. This was where Burt Munro set some of his early...More

Thank George Arthur C
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