Wharariki Beach

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  • Address: Wharariki Rd, Puponga 7073, New Zealand, Nelson
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Leisure, Family And Kids

On the northern most tip of New Zealand’s South Island, lies this spectacular, gigantic beach. You want to visit at low tide, when a four hour timeframe will be enough to cover most of the beauties this beach has to offer. If you’re lucky, you see some adorable sea lions. If you’re staying away from the water, th old hiking trail is a perfect place from where to catch the sunset. Rolling hills, forests and dunes; the beach is an untouched paradise. Part of the magic od the beach is the wonderful and near constant breeze (it IS strong enough to blow your hat off). Take pictures of the long reaching Farewell Spit and the high cliffs at Cape Farewell.

  • Do not stick around for high tide.

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  • Wharariki Beach Address: Wharariki Rd, Puponga 7073, New Zealand, Nelson
  • Wharariki Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Wharariki Beach Price: Free
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  • 66.77% of people who visit Nelson include Wharariki Beach in their plan

  • 31.17% of people start their Wharariki Beach visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wharariki Beach

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wharariki Beach

People normally club together Miyazu Japanese Gardens and Abel Tasman National Park while planning their visit to Wharariki Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Absolutely beautiful beach. Wasn't too busy when we went in January, and lots of places to explore. Very scenic, we sent a couple hours, we walked down the beach, and then back to the cafe via the farm park.

  • One of the best and surreal beach experience I have had in a long time. It's so quite and quaint. You can spot seals in their natural habitat. This is not much visited spot due to its remote location and the long one way drive. However if you have the time and like to spend the day by the water it's a must go destination.

  • What a beautiful beach. In September we were the only ones there. An outstanding walk thru Forest and pastures. Then into the dunes and onto the beach itself. The ocean has carved many of the rocks with undercuts giving the interesting shape.

  • Ho Gosh......You will be energized after seeing this beach ..... I can't forgot those moments....must go guys...

  • The most beautiful beach I have ever been too. It's a short 15 minute walk over the hills from the car park. I recommend you go early in the morning before the wind picks up or if that doesn't bother you then it's still gorgeous alday long plus there are plenty of seals playing on the edge of the water or hiding in the caves. I highly recommend this place if you are visiting the Golden bay. It's about 1 hour drive west of takaka.

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