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“Long black sand beach with a fantastic ocean winds and lights!”

Muriwai Gannet Colony
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Amazing place to see.
The Long beach with a fantastic ocean winds and lights!

Sunset time made me feel in a movie set.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was one of the best things I saw in New Zealand. Fantastic beach too. It was well worth the drive

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a great thing to do if you like coastal visits and walks with a great view of the large gannet colony. Gannets are an amazing bird to watch especially when you watch them diving for fish. Muriwai beach is black sand and gets very hot to walk on in summer, and the beach tends to be windy, but you can walk for miles. There is also a cafe just up from the beach.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

The beach at Muriwai is an easy drive from Auckland. The gannet bird colony is an short walk from parking. Be careful stepping across wet rocks and uneven footpath. The birds are a great photo opportunity. Very entertaining.....albeit a bit smelly if the breeze is from a certain direction. It can be windy at times. Picnicing is fun.....and there are also a few cafes in the area.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I love taking out of town visitors to Muriwai..the Gannets between Oct and May are wonderufl to watch and the scenery around them is spectacular. The rugged beach and moody atmosphere, the blow hole at High Tide..awesome for photography. The Cafe is Ok , and they do quite good fish 'n chips. I prefer to go to Provenance en route there or back for really good NZ cuisine. I often drop my guests at the Gannets then drive round and collect them at the cafe side so they can walk the in between trackalong the cliff top and enjoy the views. Quite a few stairs and the area can be slippery. Good footwear essential.

1  Thank KiwiGranNewZealand
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