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Piha Beach is defined by Lion Rock on the left side. It's supposed to look like a reclining male lion who is facing the Tasman Sea. It would be easier for me to spot angels floating in the cloud formations than to see a lion...More
It's quite a long and tortuous road to the beach, especially in a bigish campervan, and the condition of parts of the road is not good, beach is black sand, looked like the walk up the rock in the bay could give good views but...More
The views, the potential climbs, the surf and the rip currents here are all outstanding. Come for the scenery, surf and swim according to your experience. The drive through the low coastal thickly forested mountains from Auckland alone was worth it for us. The 1.5...More
First there is the view as you come down the hill. Stop and take it in.
The beach is wide and deep with black sand. There is The Rock that stands over everything.
I like just watching and listening to the waves hitting the beach....More
This is a glorious beach. Sand dunes with black sand. Lion rock is wonderful to see but be warned. The tide here is fierce. There are lifeguards supervising the tiny stretch of water that is safe but be careful of going in the water anywhere...More
This was where we went on our first day in NZ, and a perfect warm-up for the rest of the trip. There's a restaurant on the beach, and a neat hike up Lion's rock. It's kind of steep and narrow, but easy enough for anyone...More