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All reviews black sand kare kare wild beach beautiful beach winding road swimming hole rugged west coast zion hill hour drive from auckland secluded area short hike bush walk well worth the visit auckland city new zealand waterfall piha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is surrounded by some stunning rock formations and the walk to the beach is lovely. The walk down to the beach and back splashing in the stream with the kids makes up for the limited swimming in the rough sea. On a hot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulscants
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach - if you can find it, Google maps brought us to a carpark, and we walked 10-15min along a well defined path to find that it leads to NOTHING! Apparently this path is used to access some kind of club house, but not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank msnakim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As part of your visit to the Black Sands Beaches on the West coast near Auckland, be sure to stop and visit this beach, famous for where the scene of the woman and her daughter coming ashore on the movie, "The Piano". When you see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited as read that it is a filing palce for the film Piano ( Or am I confused with other beach?). It look me hearly 1 hr to travel the 60 pr so km as the last section ws winding and harzardous. GPS brought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ReynoldsW1
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

After a small walk, you discover a beach barely touched and never busy. You may be lucky to catch some walkers and surfers but you may just have the whole beach to yourself! If you’re a fan of Xena Warrior Princess, this beach was used...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2BrokeWomen
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend bought me here and it was stunning. Everything around this beach. Gorgeous black sand, crashing waves, walks all around. Incredible.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mightymurph
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We came here on a tour with an outfit called Tour Bro and boy were we surprised at the wild isolation. Black sand as far as the eye can see. I'm not sure I'd come here if I was driving myself as the access road...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StanM
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

A little bit black sand Very large Here the Oscar movie Piano was taken. Really recommended go there. With car you need approx 1:20 Hr from Auckland Viaduct

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank MasterDive
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Super beach. But sun makes it almost impossible just walk bare feet. Haha. But on the other hand it is good for health.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MariaKlokova
Reviewed 4 September 2018

One more stunning beach west of Auckland, first thing you will notice is amazing drive to this beach. Crazy skinny road; away from the highways If you ever come to Auckland, leave the city..Visit the countryside like Karekare Beach. There is a short walk to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Kernaghan K
22 June 2018|
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Response from philcott01 | Property representative |
Hi Paula, Thanks for your message - the Trek from the lower section of the track down by the bottom carpark is a very nice and easy track. There are no steep uphill climbs in this portion. I imagine she would quite enjoy... More
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