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Seascape Sunset & a Lighthouse - Sold Out!

  • Whatipu Whatipu Rd Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)

It'll be low tide on the 16th, so what better chance to discover the caves and reflective streams of the wild West Coast.  


Atop Ninepin Rocks sits a Lighthouse that was set up after a dreadful shipwreck here in 1863 when 190 people lost their lives. It makes a great backdrop to any sunset.

A wide lens is definitely best here, and a tripod is a must for sunset.  If you have an ND filter, bring it.  A graduated ND is best to get the most out of sunset.  As always wear a jacket and some footwear that you don't mind getting wet - we will have to cross a couple of shallow streams that run out onto the beach.

It's a one hour drive to Whatipu from Auckland CBD, the last 7 kms are gravel, although it is well-graded and not rough, it is however quite dusty.  This is a remote location and the wild rugged beauty of this beach will amaze.

** There is a carpark at the end of the gravel road beside the Solstice Campground, let's meet there.

** We won't be climbing the hill behind on the beach on this outing, but instead sticking to the coast and the rock/cave formations on either side of the bay.  A railway tunnel was built into the rock 

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