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

Wharariki Beach - Review

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 Address: Wharariki Rd, Puponga 7073, New Zealand, Nelson
  • Wharariki Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Wharariki Beach Price: Free
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wharariki Beach

  • 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

Wharariki Beach Trips

Wharariki Beach, Nelson Reviews

  • 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 oceand has carved many of the rocks with undercuts giving the interesting shape.

  • This Beach has become a Must-Do for me. And has been so for a long time before it became popular with the Windows 10 wallpapers ... Every time when being in NZ I'm spending some time at this natural treasure. Being there for the first time I just happened to get there but kept staying on all day. And have returned ever since. There's a map at the car park. I recommend you to ask for low tide and then take the inland walk passing by two ponds instead of the direct route to the beach. Only at low tide you'll be able to walk all the way back on the beach and have a look into numerous caves. And returning to the car park enjoy a cuppa or a soft drink at the cafe. Maybe you'll be able to watch the peacocks before getting off.

  • What a wonderful place to visit. An amazing beach to which the access is via hill walk then through bushes. Such a stunning beach with amazing views. And to have the experience of visiting middle of a storm. Hill walk could be extremely windy so take extra care

  • This is one of our favorite places in New Zealand ! The beach is beautiful ! There are caves, big beautiful rocks, fur seals and pups (in the summer) playing in the sea and sleeping on the beach. It's a little paradise, quiet and peaceful. We loved it :) !

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