Wharariki Beach

Day Use Area

5 from 29 users.


560 Wharariki Road, Puponga, South Island.



A easy walk along the most spectacular coastline in the region, passing through farmland and forest. 2km, 40minutes return. Access is at the end of Wharariki Road. From the car park, the track to Wharariki Beach travels over farm paddocks and through a section of coastal forest, before arriving a the beautiful windswept coast. The best time to visit is at low tide, when you can walk the length of the beach and take in spectacular coastlines, caverns, islands, and enormous sand dunes along the way, returning to the car park via Green Hills Track. No dogs or other pets are allowed. Camping is not permitted on both the Spit reserve and the Farm Park.

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Lat: -40.502687 Lng: 172.679817

User Reviews



Its 6km on the dirt road + 1km walk along a track which includes significant drop off, be careful with small children. The beach is magnificent, well worth it & we loved seeing the seal pups playing! No phone reception.


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Amazing beach!!! Best to go not at high tide to enjoy it all! Walk the full length!!!!



Wow! Absolutely beautiful!


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