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worth the walk

A very unusual place to visit, recreate and picnic. Great for the family, for a picnic and to swim... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waitakere City, New Zealand
A trip to the lake

Lake Wainamu Is in the west Auckland, It has the unique dune areas. It was very tiring to walk... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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“stream”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bethells Road, Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unusual place to visit, recreate and picnic. Great for the family, for a picnic and to swim as well

Thank BMoniqueB
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Lake Wainamu Is in the west Auckland, It has the unique dune areas. It was very tiring to walk through the sand dune to reach the lake.

Thank TravelsWithPhillip
Reviewed 18 January 2018

As you go to Bethells Beach, you cross a white bridge with a bushy island in the road. The car park to the track to Lake Wainamus is here. ( where Tasman View Road joins Bethells Road on the sat. nav. ) The path is...More

2  Thank goldsb
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Sand Dunes are really cool, take a boogie board in order to slide down these into the lake!!! Great spot

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Out exploring the Waitaks and came across this little gem. The walk is about 30mins to the lake. We walked in the stream all the way to the lake, awesome looking black sand dunes surrounded us in some areas felt like we were on a...More

3  Thank DavidL9244
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and sand dunes, about an hour of scenic and refreshing walk through sand dunes and/or stream and a dip in clear water of Lake Wainamu. If you are going for look track around the lake, you can see a small...More

2  Thank Ehsan U
Reviewed 6 March 2017

In the middle of nowhere a weird and wonderful desert of huge sand dunes surrounding a lake and stream. Great photo opertunities

Thank Molzmum
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I've visited a lot of beaches and sand dunes in my life, but these are completely different. Such an amazing landscape, unlike anything else. This place is definitely worth finding. It's not that well sign posted, so work out how to get there before you...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Dear Madam/Sir, RE: Lake Wainamu and its surrounding areas of Waitakere region near Auckland provides an out of the world magical experience. The walking tracks leads to beautiful dessert like sand dunes and the trek could be nothing short of a surreal feeling. The magical...More

1  Thank vrangad04
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Take a picnic and you togs for a great summer day out, finishing with a walk along Bethell's Beach and a swim. Good cafe at Bethell's but it is not always open so take all your own supplies. Parking can get very busy so get...More

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