The Most Beautiful Beach I’ve Ever Seen


Wharariki Beach in Golden Bay is really worth a visit if you're headed to New Zealand. It's surprisingly not well-known to tourists in spite of the amazing views that you can find there - and adorable little seals! I've been there a bunch of times but it never ceases to enchant me.

This place is amazing! I went there five times and just being there always gave me such a great feeling; walking around nearly all alone on such a fascinating beach. Being all alone on this amazing part of the earth is just one of the best things about this beach. I think the reason why it has remained quite “undiscovered” for so long is because nobody really expects to see such a beauty upon reading a sign that says, ‘Wharariki Beach 3km’. Actually, I also missed it the first time that I saw it.

The best thing that we’ve experienced during our time there was when it was low tide and we actually saw little seals playing around in a little pool. They were so interesting and funny! After watching them for a while, we tried to jump into the pool as well, just to swim with them for a bit. Being able to do so, is one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.

After two months I went there again. It was actually a bit colder and quite windy but it was still a fun experience. Eventually, we caught sight of the seals once again although this time around they were a bit shy to play and stayed in the distance. Still, it was awesome to watch them playing in the pool.

I really hope that I’ll get the chance to go there again in a couple of years and I do recommend this place to anyone who’s planning to go to New Zealand – with or without the seals this place is just AMAZING!

written by roland on 2010-11-22 in #world #locations #backpacking #beach #awesome #swim #rocks #seals #roadtrip #travel-tips


  1. mandi
    mandi ·

    ooooh, nice! i always thought NZ is overrated, but i think i'll change my mind :)

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Yeah, I confimr that this beach is absolutely marvellous!! And NZ in general is a beautiful country! :))

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    heaven on earth

  4. rio
    rio ·


  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Gosh ! I wanna go ! Congrats for the great shots !

  6. johnnyhotcakes
    johnnyhotcakes ·


  7. nia_redgirl
    nia_redgirl ·

    Absolutley flipping amazing! I can't believe I missed this beach when I was travelling in NZ, this has definately made up my mind to go back!!! Thank nyou for sharing these beautiful pictures :)

  8. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    thats what I need right now, it's so fucking cold over here in Germany....

  9. jbrown363
    jbrown363 ·

    Wow what a great experience! I love the little seals so cool you were able to get that close to them, I would have stayed all day!

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