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“River, Estuary, Surf beach and Historic Headland with blow-holes all in one dynamic Synergy”
Review of Karitane Beach

Karitane Beach
Ranked #40 of 110 things to do in Dunedin
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“River, Estuary, Surf beach and Historic Headland with blow-holes all in one dynamic Synergy”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Karitane beach on a fine day is a fabulously picturesque place. So much to engage with a geographically compact area.

Hire kayaks & paddle the estuary, or take a kayak tour to sea caves which are surprisingly intriguing. http://www.karitanecharters.co.nz/

Walk the historic Huriawa Peninsula/headland where Maori history is told with a series of storyboards; blowholes, cliffs, expansive sea views over to hills beyond.

Swings for the kids, a safe swimming beach and great surfing!
No camping grounds, plenty of holiday cottages to rent, and one top quality self contained apartment just a few meters from the beach http://www.tatahiseasideapt.co.nz/

You can get a coffee & hot pie or biscuits, icecreams etc from the local old fashioned country style shop.

Public toilets are available on the foreshore.

I know the area well, have personally done all the things I mentioned, ( there are lots more things to do that I cannot 'review' as I have no personal experience, just hear-say)

I sing it's praises as an off the main highway spot worth a visit.; a great place to drive through on the scenic route north of Dunedin, or to stay for a holiday or long weekend.

Visited March 2012
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NEW ZEALAND
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“Best beach on coastline”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Great spot on a good day for a swim or picnic.Also picnic spot on river side if it is windy.Good Coastal walk up hill and see old PA Site.Great photo and views if you carry on on old coast road.

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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Pretty as a picture”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Gorgeous beach to visit though it you want to surf make sure you make yourself known to the locals

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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“Wasn't that special”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Seen many beaches that look and feel like this. Wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

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Dunedin
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“Huriawa Pa and blow holes”
Reviewed 2 December 2009

An easy half hour walk around the coast line of Karitane. See the site of the old Maori fortified Pa, two blow holes and interesting rock formations. Great on a sunny day and probably even better at high tide. There are poems doted on the path describing myths and tails of the area.

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