Wharariki Beach (A3)

Wharariki Beach, far north end of Golden Bay near Farewell Spit and Cape Farewell.

GPS:  -40°30’33.14″S 172°41’6.03″E

Older Wharariki Map (now replaced)

Older Wharariki Map (now replaced)

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Wharariki Beach routes overview 1

Wharariki Beach routes overview 1

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Wharariki Beach routes overview 2

Wharariki Beach routes overview 2

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STUNNING! The view of Wharariki from the track to Cape Farewell.

STUNNING! The view of Wharariki from the track to Cape Farewell.

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Wharariki sea cave view

Wharariki sea cave view

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Sea tunnel at Wharariki

Sea tunnel at Wharariki

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Wharariki's Archway Islands

Wharariki’s Archway Islands

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Wharariki low-tide seal colony pool.

Wharariki low-tide seal colony pool.

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This lil guy crawled out of the tide pool to give me a closer look.

This lil guy crawled out of the tide pool to give me a closer look.

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Baby seal playing in Wharaiki Beach pool.

Baby seal playing in Wharaiki Beach pool.

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Baby seal playing with a strand of kelp in a Wharariki pool.

Baby seal playing with a strand of kelp in a Wharariki pool.

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Wharariki beach tunnel

Wharariki beach tunnel

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Tide coming up, baby seal needs to find a new calm pool.

Tide coming up, baby seal needs to find a new calm pool.

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Wharariki sea tunnels on low-tide beach

Wharariki sea tunnels on low-tide beach

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Inside Wharariiki Beach sea tunnel.

Inside Wharariiki Beach sea tunnel.

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Stone Bridge access to Wharariki Beach.

Stone Bridge access to Wharariki Beach.

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Seal reclining under the Stone Bridge.

Seal reclining under the Stone Bridge.

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Wharariki south beach tunnel passage.

Wharariki south beach tunnel passage.

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Wharariki Beach sea tunnel

Wharariki Beach sea tunnel

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Penguin tracks on Wharariki Beach

Penguin tracks on Wharariki Beach

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Lake near Green Hill Beach

Lake near Green Hill Beach

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Green Hill beach access path

Green Hill beach access path

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Overlooking Green Hill Beach cove from the access track from Wharariki.

Overlooking Green Hill Beach cove from the access track from Wharariki.

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Green Hill Beach

Green Hill Beach

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Baby seal on Green Hill Beach.

Baby seal on Green Hill Beach.

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Wharariki Campground sign

Wharariki Campground sign

Wharariki Campground sign, New Zealand.

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6 Responses to “Wharariki Beach (A3)”

  1. Frapsicum Says:

    GPS: -40.509118 172.684878

  2. jthepodeblacklock Says:

    fak! our country is Soooooooooooooooooo Beauty-Full

  3. javiah Says:

    love it amazing

  4. Mike Kirk Says:

    outstanding mad location

  5. Marieke Says:

    One of my NZ highlights!

  6. Spike Says:

    Outstanding! Recommend: Beach walk to south end at low tide to explore the nooks and crannies, then walk to Pillar Point and back, then beach again at high tide for the seals. Make a day of it and you won’t regret it.

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