Wharariki beach walk is located right at the far end of Golden Bay. The drive is well rewarded as this beach would be one of the best in New Zealand. Although only a 1 hour return walk, give yourself lots of time to explore the countless caves and coves at Wharariki Beach.
Between March and May, seal pups are often swimming in the sea pools at the southern end. Treat these magical creatures with respect and enjoy!
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Lovely walk from the carpark through a field with sheep and cows through a forest and down to the beach with seals, very worth it to go there.
Fascinating walk to the beach through farmland, along the river and at the rough beach.
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Gorgeous and other worldly!
From the carpark it is an easy way. The beach is pretty nice and when it is low tide you can see the rocks with holes inside. And when you arrive to the night time you can see the baby seals in the 'pools'.
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A beautiful beach with nice sand dunes, rocks in the ocean and cute baby seals. It is a must see in the South Island.
One of the most amazing beaches I have seen in my life.
It is one of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand but a lot of wind!
This was so perfect. I have never seen so many different views in the same place. Very gorgeous. And at the beach it was so cute to see the baby seals.
Fantastic beach where you have to go when it is low tide so you can watch the baby seals play together. The beach is huge and beautiful with lots of wind. It is a 45 minute walk to get there from the carpark,
After driving down a short dirt road, we hit the Wharariki Beach parking lot. A short, uphill walk through low fields led us to a beautiful beach of dunes and interesting rock bluffs with caves at low tide. Continued along the beach to a trail leading towards Cape Farewell. While only 2km one way, the walkway was quite hilly. Bring water. Amazing views.
Good walks, nice beach and ok toilets in the beginning.
Far away but one of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand.