Muriwai Beach

Muriwai Beach

The south entrance of Muriwai Beach is right next to Muriwai township. Most sunbathers and swimmers/surfers congregate near the southern entrance next to the town. This is the most accessible section of the beach, with nearby parking. You can also turn left onto Waitea road for a short drive to Maukatia Bay around Otakamiro Point and the Muriwai Gannet Colony.

The southern end of the beach is also accessible for vehicles to launch boats and to continue north along its 60 km length (low tide only). It is beautiful at all times of the day, but sunset allows for the best photos.

Although the town is a reasonable size, there are limited local services with the odd takeaway and cafe. However, there are plenty of options in nearby Kumeu, Huapai and Waimauku.

To get there from central Auckland, take the Western Motorway northwest to Kumeu then continue on State Highway 16 to Waimauku. From there, head west on Muriwai Road to the beach. Allow about 40 minutes for the drive.

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