Maukatia Bay

Maukatia Bay

Maukatia Bay is on the south side of Otakamiro Point and the gannet colony. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk there from Muriwai Beach along the Muriwai Gannet Colony Walkway, or a couple of minutes drive. From the carpark off Waitea road, it is a couple more minutes down to the beach.

The beach itself is a typical Waitakere west coast beach, surrounded by rugged cliffs and hills, with the signature black sand and surf. It’s suitable for swimming and surfing when patrolled.

At one time the cliff above the car park was quarried for scoria rock, but if you look further to the south side, you can clearly see 20 million year old pillow lava patterns in the cliff face.

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