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Karekare Beach

Auckland, New Zealand
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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland
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“kare kare” (33 reviews)
“black sand” (17 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a beautiful beach despite quite a walk from the carpark area to it. The sand was very fine and black colour. The scenery is stunning!

1  Thank Nazlee M
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

It is difficult to surpass the size and beauty of any of the three major beaches (Bethells, Karekare & Piha) along the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. All three are little more than an hour’s drive west of Auckland, and each is distinctively...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I persuaded DH to try and find this famous beach about an hour's drive from Auckland .... remembering it from Jane Campion's film, 'The Piano', with Holly Hunter and Harvey Kietel. Our maps of the area were not all that detailed but we headed off...More

1  Thank jnjcarlton
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We decided to take the hour drive from Auckland out to the falls and beach for a day trip. The drive is beautiful, although the last couple of kms can be a little worrying as it's a one lane road. However it is definitely worth...More

1  Thank Wrikey
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Wow!! What am amazing place.Karekare Beach is 'VeryVery' Beautiful!. Spectacular scenery.The beach is so immense it distorts your distance perception.The ocean was so loud and powerful.We seemed to walk and walk towards the shore and still hadnt reached the water's edge. Incredible black sand .A...More

Thank Jodee W
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The black sand here is incredible - never seen anything like it before! The beach is enormous and seemingly endless. We had a lovely long walk here even though it was raining. The drive down is just as interesting. You turn off the main road...More

2  Thank MinickL
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This beach and the surroundings are fantastic! Great place to spend time, there were hardly any people around and very peaceful. The walk to the nearby falls was also beautiful. I really recommend to check this place!

Thank susanjusan
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Karekare is a scenic, albeit boisterous beach, just beyond the Waitakere Ranges. It is a hill away from better known Piha. From the beachfront carpark a 10 minute easy walk leads to 30 m-high Karekare Falls. The beauty of this spot is its surrounds of...More

Thank Bikingroy
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The place is quite extraordinary! The coast line is craggy, the jutting rocks and landscape is spectacular, the surf is wild and a walk along the beach is a must. Lots of parking and walking trails up the cliffs for a view that's hard to...More

1  Thank Robyn F
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Just 40 mins from CBD you'll find the beach where "The Piano" film was shot. Still a hauntingly beautiful site - esp on a windy day

1  Thank 772Leanne
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