Stunningly beautiful, wild nature…
The best time to walk along Wharariki Beach is towards low tide. See the NZ Metservice website for Wharariki Beach tide time and surf conditions
Due to the relatively remote location, Wharariki Beach is often uncrowded. This gives it a serene calmness and the wind that blows along the beach covers footprints leaving the impression that you are the first people to ever walk along the golden, shimmering sands.
Wharariki Beach is an awesome location for creative landscape and wildlife photography.
The lack of light polution make for fantastic amazing astrophotography and timelapse video.
There will be lots of opportunity to spot native animals and birds in their natural habitat at Wharariki Beach.
You will often see fur seals sunning themselves on the beach or seal pups at play in the rockpools nearby. There are colonies of seabirds that gather in and around the sand dunes before going to feed out at sea.