Great beach with a nice long walk and the Gannet colony to see. Road is easy to follow with minimal traffic.
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The birds to me were the main attraction (obvious?)lol It was incredible watching them in that that beautiful set up. The beach is clean and the black sand + the birds makes it unique. The are a few lookout points and it's worth checking them...More
Tips when visiting the Muriwai Gannet Colony: 1. Plan ahead and go on a good day so you get the best views of the birds. 2. There's a little walk before reaching the viewing decks. On a rainy day, this can get a little bit...More
Went here to photograph the gannet colony and wasn't disappointed. To get good shots of the gannets you'll need at least a 300mm lens; bigger if you want some close ups. The birds are nesting at the moment so they are static on the ground...More
Visiting the Gannet Colony at Muriwai Beach and Maukatia Bay is an unforgettable experience. The perfect place to experience the West Coast's charmingly beautiful and rough character. The wildlife is stunning. The gannet colony is only one of 3 in New Zealand, and out of...More
We came here mainly to see the black sand beach, but we stuck around and took some of the trails as well. The cliffs and trails were great and I was surprised how interesting it was to see the huge Gannet colony here. There were...More
Not many there when I went, a bit smelly, if you are into birds then it is something to see . There is a good cafe down by the beach
Fascinating and beautiful scenery -great cafe near the beach- good lant nursery AWA and they have fab prices and stock.