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Wharariki Beach Walking Track

Wharariki Road | Near Farewell Spit/Cape Farewell, New Zealand
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Amazing Wharariki

I ma been visiting this place since I was a child living in the Bay. I visit Takaka two to three... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Papamoa, New Zealand
One of the best beaches in NZ

This is an amazing way to fill in a half day, or go for the day in summer. Truly magnificent... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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Wharariki Road | Near Farewell Spit/Cape Farewell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I ma been visiting this place since I was a child living in the Bay. I visit Takaka two to three times a year and I usually make a visit there. I tend to be there just after daybreak - before the wind gets up...More

Thank craigreil
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is an amazing way to fill in a half day, or go for the day in summer. Truly magnificent. There a a walk through farmland to get there, but so very worthwhile. Wow...have that camera ready. Highly recommend doing this when visiting Golden Bay

Thank PruNZ
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The walk is like stepping into hobbitsville, I have never seen such green farm lands. It's a quick walk to the beach, most able people (including young children) could do it in 10 mins. It is worth the 6km drive on the gravel road. The...More

1  Thank efaz326
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The incredible Wharariki Beach is not far from Cape Farewell, the northernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The beach is accessible only via a 20-30 minute walking track from the end of Wharariki Road. Be prepared for wind - when it blows...More

18  Thank wendhmagz
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A perfect way to discover the golden bay is to go to the parking at Pupongalate in the afternoon, maybe 1700 pm. From there we walked to the other side of the hills, mainly through typically NZ farmland, beautifull, before arriving at the enormous beach...More

2  Thank AlexMeester
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Not much to say , wish I had more time here. Weather was poor but I was there in their spring. The whole area is stunning with nice places to eat and fun things to do.

Thank Dosey69
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Let me start by saying we are a couple in our late 60's. The sign says 20min walk 1Klm to Wharariki Beach .Let me give you the real facts. Photos attached. The first part of the walk is steps over a fence up an incline...More

2  Thank greytravellerSydney
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Its a bit of a stroll (20 minutes) through paddocks, forest and sand dunes to the beach. Make sure you've got your own water as there are no amenities at the beach itself. Wonderful islands that will just make you want to take your camera...More

Thank Condormr
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Incredible beach. Its an easy walk perhaps 15min through farmland and bush to get to the sandy dunes. Once at the beach you can set off in any direction to explore. To the left you'll find the river mouth which is a nice walk. I...More

Thank 410jasmined
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Wharariki Beach has always been a highlight experience to share with visitors, especially during low tide & calm weather. The sunsets here are spectacular!

Thank arohaqi
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