Probably my favourite beach! Storm worn, magical, mythical, stunning, so diverse and unforgettable. The scenery on the drive there is OK too. Just too damn difficult to put into words..
Wild Northwest is a big day but the activities and world beating scenic sites and the sheer diversity of the landscapes are so uplifting visitors never want to leave!
This storm-worn beach experience starts with a typical New Zealand farm walk through mobs of sheep and docile cattle, past the geological phenomenon of Dune Lakes, the remnants of Maori food pits and then views of the rugged coast, that have been described as the best in the world, open before you.
Emerging from a marvellous regenerating patch of coastal bush and wind twisted Manuka visitors will be stunned by the enormity of the sea cliffs, numerous caves, wild surf, storm shaped rock formations, off shore islets and islands and the variety of sea birds and aquatic life.
Beyond the expanse of the flat, wind-blown beach one is drawn to giant white sand dunes and from the top looking back, marvel at the experience and immensely satisfied, reluctantly head for home.