Under an hour’s drive west of Auckland, at the northern edge of the Waitakere Ranges, is the beautiful, black-sand Muriwai beach. Nearby is its excellent Gannet Colony, where 1,200 pairs of gannets nest from August to March each year.

Nearby Places to Stay

Auckland

Direct Distance: (30km/19mi)

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Thames

Direct Distance: (105km/65mi)

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Whitianga

Direct Distance: (113km/70mi)

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Nearby Places to Stay

Auckland

Direct Distance: (30km/19mi)

See Auckland deals

Thames

Direct Distance: (105km/65mi)

See Thames deals

Whitianga

Direct Distance: (113km/70mi)

See Whitianga deals