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Piha Beach
Piha Beach

Piha Beach

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Piha Road, Auckland, AUK New Zealand
+64 9 366 2000
http://www.piha.co.nz/
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Phia Beach in Auckland offers some of the most breath taking sites for beach goers, site seers and tourists from all over the world. The Phia Cafe located at Phia Beach in Auckland offers some local ... Read more
food traditions made of only the finest natural ingredients. Trails lay every crevice of Piha Beach and among those trails is the Hilary Trail. This trail is a 4 day hike that includes a wilderness experience and camping sites along the trail. Phia Beach has a cozy community center known as the Barnett Hall, the perfect location for a wedding, birthday or any other celebration.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you’re looking for some of the ‘rugged New Zealand’ near the city this is your best bet. It’s a 40 minute drive from the city centre, but it doesn’t take long until you reach the point where it feels like you’ve travelled to a different planet. Life is slower on Piha beach (as seen in TV). The black sand beach is contrasting, but as always be careful in the surf and stay between the yellow flags if you’re swimming!

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Whangamata, New Zealand

This is one of New Zealand’s most famous surf beaches and is only 40 minutes from Auckland City. Set up on the beautiful black sand beach and watch the surfers or take a surf lesson for yourself with the Piha Surf School. There are also walks along the coast and through the forests.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Piha is a nice getaway spot from Auckland. I have a fond memory of this beach with the Lion Rock, a natural rock formation that resembles lion's profile.

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Toronto, Canada

Absolutely beautiful - I used Oh Yah to get to the location and the tour guide was amazing. Go up to the Lion hill fantastic.

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Whangaparaoa

West Coast Beauty , amazing & cheap Campground here to stay & watch a sunset

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Wellington, New Zealand

Piha is a great place for tourists to Auckland to visit because it's reasonably unique amongst New Zealand's beaches. Piha is a black sand beach with fantastic surf (though caution is recommended for beginners). As well as swimming there are some lovely walks and waterfalls to explore. The small township has a couple of great cafes and an interesting art gallery too.

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New York City
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One of the most amazing beaches in the world. Lion Rock is a natural formation that resembles Lion's Mane is truly spectacular. A must-do day trip see if your find yourself in Auckland, NZ.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Some pretty good surfing in the area. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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Auckland Central City, New Zealand

Increible playa, de olas salvajes y arena negra. Un lugar ideal para alejarse de la ciudad y olvidarte de que estás en Auckland. Fui en Agosto y hacía un poco de frío, pero se que hay buen surf y también está bueno para tener un picnic, jugar al futbol/volley/paddle (porque la playa es enorme) o simplemente relajarse y admirar el paisaje desde las rocas.Lo interesante es que desde ahi se ve el mar de Tasman, que es el que divide Nueva Zelanda de Australia y además es una área sagrada y de valor histórico para los Maoris.

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