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Monro Beach

West Coast 7886, Lake Moeraki, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Beautiful Beach but ruined by sand flies

The beach is beautiful, but you cannot stand on it too long. the sand flies will make you... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
729travel
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United States
via mobile
Fiordland crested penguins from a distance

This place is on a way from Haast to Fox Glacier. It is an easy 30 minutes’ walk from the car park... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Joanna J
,
Warsaw, Poland
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West Coast 7886, Lake Moeraki, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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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.

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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

1  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

1  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

2  Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A beautiful walk with dramatic scenery. Great place for pictures or to hunt for jade. Wear long sleeves as the sand flies bite, so best if there is a good breeze. Harvest a few green lipped mussels and cook them over a campfire.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Monro Beach (for Fjordland Crested penguin(a beautiful half hour plus walk through rain forest, very benign, no snakes or man eating vines, mossy and damp, leading to the beach where the FCP supposedly lives, by all accounts they come out of the sea at dusk;...More

Thank chimayred
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

another free highlight of the west coast of New Zealand. A beautiful walk through forest including a small bridge to an unbelievable beach. The beach is a breeding area for penguins but sadly we were not there at the right time of the year as...More

2  Thank Lady_Peekaboo19
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Sunszajn
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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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