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Oreti Beach

563 Dunns Road, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
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Great Beach

This is one of the few beaches you can drive on, it is so long aprox. 26km and wide the Burt Munroe... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Memobabe
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Spectacular

We were lucky to be in Invercargill during fine & sunny Autumn days. The beach is huge & there... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
John D
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Nathalia, Australia
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  • Average4%
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“great beach” (6 reviews)
“long beach” (4 reviews)
“soft sand” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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563 Dunns Road, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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 C
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

A beautiful sandy beach with people parking on the beach. Plenty of space. If in a hired camper van, as we were, use the car park just short of the beach as the van would probably get stuck and you would not be covered by...More

Thank 694alistair
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is only 5 minutes out of town and it has a history that speaks for itself. It is the beach here Burt Monroe tested his Indian motorcycle on his way to being the fastest Indian in the world and holding world speed records

Thank Tuwhare
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Great beach and sunset was awesome.. Easy drive from the city. Not many people and family friendly..

Thank Maheshwaran G
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Took friends from Auckland to see this beautiful beach It is flat and sandy with rolling waves and is safe to swim. The view is spectacular and you can drive or walk for miles along the sand. 20 minutes out of the city. Just be...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

If you have time while visiting Invercargill make sure you take the time to visit the local beach. Only 13kms from The Town Centre. There is car parking and toilet facilities located prior to the main entrance Ample parking is available. If you're keen cars...More

Thank tessscook
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