Waitangi Beach

Name

Waitangi Beach

Location

Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand

Overview

Long beach walk along golden sands from Waitangi.

Grade

Beginner

Access

Foot

Description

This is a long beach of golden sand leading north from Waitangi to Red Bluff. The beach is well used - by people, quad bikes, 4WD vehicles and horses. The first 3 km is hard sand which makes easy walking. The last 3 km is a bit softer, but is still an easy walk. There are sand dunes on the inland side and the full length is safe to walk at any tide. Allow 1.5 hours to walk the full length one-way, but you can make the walk as long or as short as you like. Look out for the rare native Chatham Island Oystercatcher along the sands.

Waitangi beach

Getting there

Cross the bridge at the northern end of Waitangi and then go left on to the beach.

Length

6.51km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

22 Dec 2010 by ledzep

Created by

ledzep

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