Paturau Beach (A8)

Paturau River beach along the Whanganui Bay drive near Anatori, South Island New Zealand.

GPS: -40.641918° 172.432658°

 

Paturau Beach overview

Paturau Beach overview

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Paturau River bridge

Paturau River bridge

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Limestone escarpment above Paturau River

Limestone escarpment above Paturau River

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Sweet free primitive campground at the Paturau River mouth

Sweet free primitive campground at the Paturau River mouth

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Paturau River mouth

Paturau River mouth

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Sand patterns on Paturau Beach.

Sand patterns on Paturau Beach.

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Squiggly brain-like limestone on Paturau Beach

Squiggly brain-like limestone on Paturau Beach

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Tide pools on Paturau Beach

Tide pools on Paturau Beach

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Eroded limestone formations on Paturau Beach

Eroded limestone formations on Paturau Beach

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Double archway on Paturau Beach

Double archway on Paturau Beach

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Keyhole passage in the Paturau Beach limestone

Keyhole passage in the Paturau Beach limestone

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Keyhole passage in the Paturau Beach limestone.

Keyhole passage in the Paturau Beach limestone.

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Tide pools on Paturau Beach.

Tide pools on Paturau Beach.

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Sandstone-mudstone on southern end of Paturau Beach

Sandstone-mudstone on southern end of Paturau Beach

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Fossilized shells in Paturau Beach mudstone

Fossilized shells in Paturau Beach mudstone

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Paturau Beach archway

Paturau Beach archway

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Neat sandstone streak cutting thru Paturau mudstone

Neat sandstone streak cutting thru Paturau mudstone

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Derelict chimneys on southern Paturau Beach

Derelict chimneys on southern Paturau Beach

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Derelict chimneys on southern Paturau Beach.

Derelict chimneys on southern Paturau Beach.

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Sand patterns on Paturau Beach

Sand patterns on Paturau Beach

Sand patterns on Paturau Beach.

One Response to “Paturau Beach (A8)”

  1. Gerard van Daalen Says:

    What a beach. Thanks for compiling the special places. We use it to travel around the South Island.

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