Evening at Piha Beach

New Zealand Piha Beach

Added by Alex Souza

  • Miles upon miles of black sand beaches
  • The impressive Lion Rock (which you can partially hike up for unrivaled views)
  • Less then an hour drive from Auckland

The beautiful black sand stretches as far as the eye can see at Piha Beach. Just a short hour drive from nearby Auckland, Piha Beach makes for the perfect evening getaway.

Hike to the top of Lion Rock (well almost the top...the last portion of the trail is closed due to loose rock and hazardous conditions) for an amazing view of the breaking surf and setting sun. Ease of access and stunning beauty make this a must do if you're in the Auckland area.

Pack List

  • Photo Gear
  • Tripod
  • Warm Clothes
  • Beach Blanket
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Activities:

Bodysurfing, Chillin, Diving, Fishing, Photography, Surfing, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
River
Romantic
Scenic

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How to Get There

8 months ago

So Close to Auckland...

Piha is a sleepy little beach town that has the quintessential NZed vibe, feel, people and experience. Get there early, go for a swim/ surf (be mindful of the tides/ current) then have a picnic and be prepared to be amazed by the sunsetting on Lion Rock. Heck, even climb up it and see it from there.

8 months ago

over 1 year ago

Make sure you check out nearby Kitekite Falls to swim on top of a waterfall! It's close by in the bush at the back of Piha. More details here: https://www.theoutbound.com/new-zealand/chillin/102829

over 1 year ago

Added by Alex Souza

Designer | Photographer | Adventurer

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