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Bethells Beach

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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Full-Day Photography Tour into Auckland's Wild West
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Private Tour of Bethells Beach and Lake from Auckland
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Full-Day Auckland's West Coast Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

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Get wild! Get raw! Get west!

Bethells beach is a must do place when in auckland. 45 minutes drive from the city. Easy as to get there. Its raw and its wild. Beautiful in winter . Spectacular in summer.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 June 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Bethells beach is a must do place when in auckland. 45 minutes drive from the city. Easy as to get there. Its raw and its wild. Beautiful in winter . Spectacular in summer.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Well worth the drive through the Waitakere Ranges. A short walk from the car park brings you out in the middle of the beach. A stunning spot with a huge expanse of sand. If you turn right and walk over the hill/sand dune to the smaller beach you will be sure to be bold over. This beach is stunning and... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Bethells beach has a special quality that draws us back time and time again. It is a stunning west coast beach with a backdrop of soaring hills covered in native bush. At low tide you can walk into a large cave that people used for picnics and concerts around the early 1900s.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

I took the walk round Wainamu Lake and then on the first part of the Te Henga walkway. Admittedly it was midweek toward the end of April, but I didn't meet anyone else. So I can definitely recommend this for those seeking peace and quiet! All parts of the walk were clearly marked, and readily accessible to those have average... More 

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Blackford, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

Black sand, great walking and lovely views. This is very popular with locals and tourists, A must see.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

On a sunny day its looks like diamonds have been scattered in the iron sand. Classic wild west coast beach. Need to be very careful if swimming there, wild and dangerous surf.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

We always take our visitors here. Great place to view the city and sprawling suburbs. There's also a nice we walk around the summit for people who want to stretch their legs. Can get chilly on a windy/cold day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

The drive was approximately 30 kilometres north-west of Auckland City. It has bush and coastal walk options too. Seems to be a fav spot for surfers too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

We hit the black sand beach later in the afternoon due to weather and travel. SO worth the trip - perfect sunset, and as it was a Friday night there was some live soft music playing with a lot of locals and travelers enjoying the views and music. The music echoed off the cliffs so beautiful and memorable. The sand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I have a soft spot for Bethells Beach for so many reasons. When I just came to New Zealand, I used to drive anywhere to take photos. I was waiting for the sunset in Betthels when I started speaking to a NZ couple and after 30min, they invited me for dinner and sleep over at their stunning house with unbelievable... More 

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