Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay
Now that you've seen Wharariki Beach, it's not unlikely that you'll want to get there, so we've written up some directions:
From Golden Bay, drive along the main road to Farewell Spit. When you get to Puponga, bare left to follow the gravel road (helpfully named Wharariki Road) to the end where you can park, and then there's a walking path across the hills to the west - or you can walk through the farm gate and follow another path, which will take you to the south end of the beach. A complete loop is an hour long walk, so you'll deserve your picnic - and see all along the bay.
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