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Piha Beach

Piha, New Zealand
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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland
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Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour
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Adventure Day Trip to West Coast Beaches from Auckland
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“lion rock” (109 reviews)
“black sand” (109 reviews)
“great beach” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piha, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The beach at Piha is surrounded by some pretty amazing rock formations. the best being Lion Rock, which sits smack bang in the middle of the sand, there is a path to climb up the rock, which is very very high. you can get about...More

Thank Hamish S
Reviewed 4 days ago

part of the half day bush and beach tour and we were the only ones on the beach our guide had advised that climbing on the rock wasn't allowed and the water could be dangerous however there are plenty of photos to take of the...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Piha on a blustery mid-winter day. A strong westerly was howling in, blowing loose black sand across the beach. We climbed Lion Rock for a better view, though it was closed part-way up. We left Piha feeling refreshed. Fresh air doesn't come any...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the tide was coming in so we couldn't walk all the way around. However, where we did go was beautiful.

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the campsite right by the beach (Piha Domain Motor Camp) so the beach was right on our doorstep. Lion Rock is an amazing sight in its own right, but loss even more dramatic being surrounded by all the black sand. Definitely worth...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This black sand beach is a "must see" on the North Island! Unique rock formations make for tons of photo opportunities! There is an easy hike to Kitekite waterfall near by. You can also hike halfway up Lions Rock. We caught the sunset here and...More

Thank ChristiandChris
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This stunning beach is wild and remote and a great place to walk along and hang out near even in winter. H+Behind it you amy babel to find remans of behold fantastic coastal pohutakawa and nikau palm forest

Thank info651
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely wild coastline great for long romantic walks along the beach. Nice beach community feel and pretty scenic drive.

Thank FreeasabirdPK
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Piha and had a great day, you can climb the rock which is in the middle of the beach up to the top which has stunning views. We also found the walking track to kitekite falls, these I believe are the largest...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Had a fantastic time wandering along the beach at Piha. The surf is notoriously rough and not very safe for swimming, but checking out the spectacular cliff formations. A great spot for photographers.

Thank DavidP042
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23 October 2016|
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Response from Mandy H | Reviewed this property |
no plenty of parking along the beach