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Wharariki Road | Near Farewell Spit/Cape Farewell, Puponga 7073, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although it’s only a 1km hike to the beach, it’s so worth it! The sand is amazing with a backdrop of beautiful rocks with seals laying about. Truly a Microsoft screensaver sight.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank revett2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved it. We were warned about the winds being really strong but it was a glorious sunny day. The scenery was beautiful and changed along the way - absolutely recommend that you visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sheebeme
Reviewed 10 November 2018

So beautiful! It is a 20 minute walk from the car park, through farmland to get to Wharariki Beach and so worth it! From wandering through the paddocks past mildly curious sheep and lambs, to the view when you arrive and topped off by baby...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank angelC3476SL
Reviewed 25 October 2018

what a contrast-sand dunes,seals,rocks ,caves,birds,lambs feeding from ewe.....this beach has it all.Amazing cliff faces and rocks to climb,farm walk to get there.real family fun spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravellingBrook
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sandy and hidden beach that is well worth the short but very pleasant walk to get to. Peak time yet so quiet. Could happily spend all day here taking in the view and listening to the waves. A highlight of our trip to New...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Pete M
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Ive been here a few times and cant wait to go back. Great beach. A must do. Very scenic and beautiful. Photographers heaven. Cant wait to go back

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 546sherrid
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

When we visited wharariki beach, we were the only car in the parking lot! Vacationing in off season for the win. We were greeted by very friendly peacocks as we started our hike! About a 20min walk through private farm land to get to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kerri a
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Wharariki Beach is one of the most magical places in the world. Go get lost in sea caves and have drum circle parties on the full moon. BEWARE! I am a strong swimmer and surfer; the ocean currents here are real and you will get...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank aar0n897
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 681edwardr
Reviewed 23 April 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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