The dark cliffs, black sand and bright-blue water that makeup Muriwai Beach in Auckland, New Zealand create a dramatic atmosphere for beachgoers. The beach plays host to strong waves fit for swimming or surfing, gorgeous hiking trails and comfortable temperatures all year-round. Depart the beach to hike up the cliffs and see a colony of gannets up close, or take your time relaxing in the sun. Either way, everyone will enjoy their experience at this stunning, gothic beach.
Whether you are traveling from Vancouver or Toronto, Sydney or Melbourne you can easily catch a flight to Auckland. Muriwai beach and village on the west coast of the Auckland Region of New Zealand is quite popular with people from Auckland, 42 km away. From Auckland take the Northwestern Motorway then continue on State Highway 16, turning off at Waimauku on to Muriwai Road.