Motukiekie Beach (C13)

Motukiekie Beach at Griegs, north of Greymouth, New Zealand.

GPS: -42.312284° 171.281062°

 

Photographer Simon East’s blog entry about photography at Motukiekie Beach: http://simoneast.com/wp/blog/

Motukiekie in the lens of traveling phtographer Joshua Cripps (with a shout out for NZ Frenzy–thanks!):

http://www.joshuacripps.com/2012/04/motukiekie-beach-new-zealand-photography/

Motukiekie Beach overview 1

Motukiekie Beach overview 1

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The lion-in-the-sea-wall along Griegs-Motukiekie Beach.

The lion-in-the-sea-wall along Griegs-Motukiekie Beach.

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Motukiekie roughly means shrub island.

Motukiekie roughly means shrub island.

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Starfish cluster along Motukiekie's rocks.  Nowhere else in NZ have I seen SO many starfish!

Starfish cluster along Motukiekie’s rocks. Nowhere else in NZ have I seen SO many starfish!

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Starfish orgy on the low-tide rocks along Motukiekie Beach.

Starfish orgy on the low-tide rocks along Motukiekie Beach.

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A kelp-addled tire wedged in limestone crevice with the Griegs Bluff.

A kelp-addled tire wedged in limestone crevice with the Griegs Bluff.

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Sunset light thru a Motukiekie Beach archway.

Sunset light thru a Motukiekie Beach archway.

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This is a huge arch far south around the point where a stream comes into the beach.  Do the wonders of Motukiekie ever cease??

This is a huge arch far south around the point where a stream comes into the beach. Do the wonders of Motukiekie ever cease??

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Only at low-tide along Motukiekie Beach will you be able to see and photograph all sort of colorful starfish along with the islands of Motukiekie.

Only at low-tide along Motukiekie Beach will you be able to see and photograph all sort of colorful starfish along with the islands of Motukiekie.

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Motukiekies and starfish.

Motukiekies and starfish.

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Griegs-Motukiekie Beach...limestone weirdness and starfish weirdness.  WoW!

Griegs-Motukiekie Beach…limestone weirdness and starfish weirdness. WoW!

Griegs-Motukiekie Beach…limestone weirdness and starfish weirdness. WoW!

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3 Responses to “Motukiekie Beach (C13)”

  1. Julia Says:

    Hi Scott, great pictures! We are looking forward to exploring NZ(with your guides of course) next year in Autumn! Just wanted to leave you a quick note that the first link above doesn’t work anymore. Best, Julia

  2. jane Says:

    I love the look of everything. It is so beautiful.. please tell me how to find it

  3. jamieinseattle Says:

    Hi Josh, I was wondering if you know what kind of low tide it has to be to get out to the rocks to photograph the starfish.As seen on your site, https://www.joshuacripps.com/2012/04/motukiekie-beach-new-zealand-photography/ the first photo on top.Does it have to minus tide or can you get out there at 1.0 low tide. thank you for an input

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