Muriwai Beach and the Gannets

A wild black-sand beach west of Auckland, New Zealand

First published December 31, 2021, on a-maverick.com. Slightly updated.

MURIWAI is to Auckland as Bondi is to Sydney: the city’s most iconic surf beach, and also a good beach for just lazing around, going for hikes, and birdwatching. Arriving at the carpark, I couldn’t wait to hit the sand!

A carpark at Muriwai Beach

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.