Wharariki Beach, Nelson

Wharariki Beach, Nelson - Address

Address: Wharariki Rd, Puponga 7073, New Zealand

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Timings: 24-hrs Details

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About Wharariki Beach, Nelson

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.

Wharariki Beach Information

  • Do not stick around for high tide.

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Wharariki Beach, Nelson Reviews

  • Wonderful place. However, a few things you need to know before visiting this place. 1st, from the parking, you must walk quite far to the beach. Of course, you will also enjoy a wonderful view while walking. 2nd, the road is still not completed yet (quite bad condition when we drove there in Dec 2017. 3rd, you can not swim at the beach, there are some warning that it is not suitable for swimming.

  • Wonderfull place. Out of order and magic. A beautiful beach and the feeling you are are completely for yourself and sea lions.

  • A wonderful beach with roaring waves, some small sandy hills, green hills that make you think of The Shire, soaring rock formations, and occasionally, moulting seals. Nice place.

  • A bit of a trek to get to the beach but worthwhile. Seals and scenery were amazing.

  • Great beach if you have the whole day to get there

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