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Monro Beach

West Coast 7886, Lake Moeraki, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Beautiful spot

beautiful quiet beach with the chance to see penguins. Unfortunately some people don't observe the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MayfieldGOC
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York, United Kingdom
Penguins at 4:00

The walk to the beach was beautiful on its own but a few minutes past 4 on a rainy day, we started... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HJRLondon
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London
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“sand flies” (7 reviews)
“car park” (4 reviews)
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West Coast 7886, Lake Moeraki, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful quiet beach with the chance to see penguins. Unfortunately some people don't observe the notices to keep away from nesting areas - WHY - they are either stupid or don't care - there is no other reason - they are they reason these penguins...More

Thank MayfieldGOC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the beach was beautiful on its own but a few minutes past 4 on a rainy day, we started to see penguins, mostly in pairs, surf into the beach on their bellies, stand up and shake themselves off after the next wave...More

Thank HJRLondon
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rainforest walk. Feels like you are in Jurassic park. Easy to walk just little uphill but no big ups. The beach is beautiful and if you have enough patients the crested pinguins will apear. We spotted one (mid day arround 14:00). The sand flies...More

Thank Dnies1986
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The beach is beautiful, but you cannot stand on it too long. the sand flies will make you miserable and the bites will itch for days. If you go, take a bug repellent with a very high concentration of Deet.

Thank 729travel
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This place is on a way from Haast to Fox Glacier. It is an easy 30 minutes’ walk from the car park to the beach through a beautiful rainforest. The beach is quiet and isolated. If you arrive late in the afternoon there is a...More

2  Thank Joanna J
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We trekked through gorgeous rainforest to get to this beautiful beach with gorgeous rock formations, crashing waves, a colony of male fur seals, and even saw two penguins 'out of season'. Lovely!

Thank shauna t
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Pleasant walk along an easy track to the beach. When the penguins are in residence they will not come ashore if people ignore the notice and approach them too closely. Sadly, there are a lot of people who speak very eloquently, but evidently cannot read...More

2  Thank SaveTigerNorthants
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

If anyone gives Munro Beach less than a five star review they need to have their head tested!!!! It's untouched, unspoiled, and a coastal paradise. Bring bug spray to combat sand flies if it's not windy. That's about all I have to say about this...More

1  Thank sullyontv
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a pretty lengthy hike, but easy, from the car park. the beach you arrive at is wild & beautiful. If you want to try to see penguins, go at low tide, they nest to the right of the trail exit (please respect their...More

1  Thank LookingForFamilyFun
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Monro Beach is signposted from the main west coast highway near Lake Moeraki. Turn off the highway to a small carpark and follow the well marked path through lush forest for over 2 kms to reach the beach. We came here principally to see Fiordland...More

3  Thank mikeedeedee
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Sunszajn
22 September 2015|
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Response from Cordt | Reviewed this property |
No I didn't but I think there was a good reason for that. They were laying eggs on their nests at the time I was there. You may have more luck in January. Cheers, Paul (Cordt)
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