Wharariki Beach Walking Track

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Wharariki Beach Walking Track

Wharariki Beach Walking Track
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kiwitraveler92
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand230 contributions
Must see!
May 2021 • Couples
A short walk over farm land and bush takes you to Wharariki Beach. It is such a beautiful beach - perfect for photography. If you are lucky, the seals will be there sleeping on the rocks and swimming in the rock pools. Absolute must do if in the area!
Written 11 May 2021
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nzwestie
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand437 contributions
Great ocean and views!
Apr 2021
Loved walking along the beach and around the place. The rocks etc and the dunes. Loved the wind and the sea however it was not cold for us at the time. Def a must visit.
Written 8 May 2021
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Karyn P
Auckland Central, New Zealand69 contributions
Fantastic photos
Jan 2021
Well worth the walk. The farm land section is an easy walk - however the sand dune section needs a little more energy. If you walk directly from the car park to the beach around 40 minutes - make sure you note where the marker post is to come back. The seals are every where. We made the mistake of walking into a cave with sunglasses on and missed a seal hiding under a rock. He let us know if his presence. Try to plan your visit at low tide. If you will be coming back after the sun has set - a torch could be worthwhile. plenty of parking, you may just need to walk a little further if busy. All in all absolutely a stunning spot to visit and free.
Written 5 March 2021
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Superpear
Ashburton, New Zealand1,333 contributions
A must do for this area
Feb 2021
This is a must do and you will not be dissapointed. However, try and time it such that you are there on or near the low tide. Also beware that it is a bit of a walk and the sand dune section is very energy sapping because the sand is so fine.

But the beach is lovely, the rocks are amazing, and hopefully you will see seals. It's free, so why not give it a go.
Written 2 March 2021
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spidernz
Gisborne, New Zealand118 contributions
Just Beautiful
Jan 2021
We got four seasons in 20 minutes, and sand-blasted to the max to go with it, and didn't regret a second of it - even if the weather at the beach was horrible. Looking at he photos a week later, all we could remember was the stunning views. An easy over-farm land walk and a bit of soft sand at the end, this is accessible to most, and the views of the arches in the rocks is one of NZ's best kept secrets (although there were about 20 cars in the carpark, so maybe the secret is getting out.) About 25 minutes scenic drive from Collingwood along the bay-side road, this place is definitely recommended, just expect it to be very windy!
Written 11 February 2021
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Me!
75 contributions
Magnificent sea views over farmland
Sep 2020 • Family
An easy walk through rolling farm hills onto the dunes. Magnificent sea views. It was pretty windy the day we went but still worth it.
Written 1 October 2020
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Abi J
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions
Have to go at low tide for seal pups!
Aug 2020 • Friends
We got very lucky with the weather being amazing! Sunny and no wind! We happened to go at low tide, which I heard later is the best time to see the seal pups playing in the pools. Definitely the best seal encounter! The pups just splashed about and were really curious! Great day!
Written 5 August 2020
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nzp0ppy
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand14,562 contributions
Stunning beach
Jul 2020
Stunning beach but can be very very windy. so take warm gear.
the sand dunes are great fun. there are always seals.
its best at sunset and sunrise, but take good torches for the walk back.

Be sure to go to the far west of the beach at low tide to see the arches of archway islands and explore the arches and caves.
Written 11 July 2020
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Rosanna M
Lismore, Australia10 contributions
Well worth the visit
Mar 2020 • Couples
The walk out to it was easy and not too long spectacular views and rock formations and we even got to see a few seals playing about in a rock pool which was wonderful. Plenty of caves to explore as well.
Written 15 March 2020
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Michelle
12 contributions
Great Beach
Feb 2020
A lovely walk to an impressive beach, with sand dunes, large arched rocks and of course lots of seals. Best to aim for low tide, and be prepared for strong wind. A light jacket with a hood would have been perfect.
Written 16 February 2020
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