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Featuring an awesome shot today from dogandco.photography
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Photographer: Kirsty
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Dunno which I have more of - bikinis or moods (kidding clearly kinis) emmafordswim -
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🌄🕶 Sun setting behind Kauwahaia Island is just another of so many hidden gems in our own backyard of Auckland. This is a charming little area located in O’Neill Bay accessed via Te Henga (Bethells Beach). Arrived early to scout locations to shoot the stars that night but as it happens, I had a great deal of fun trying to shoot sunset scenes. I normally avoid the sun in frame as was used to getting horrible flares with my old wide angle lense but happy days now playing around trying to get sun stars, learning to use ND/CPL filter and heart racing moment camera almost went for a swim when attempting the classic sunset long exposure closer to the beach 🤣🦈
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If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

I like to challenge myself, to face my fears. It’s definitely not always easy. But that’s how it is.

You might be terrified to your very core, but make sure you do it anyway!

// by the way I’m afraid of heights. So this photo is def out of my comfort zone!
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Wearing oceansapart 🙂 get 2 gifts with „johanna2gifts“
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Another Auckland freedom day option - the Te Henga Walkway in the Waitakere region. Starting from opposite the Lake Wainui Track at Te Henga, you will have climbed to the top of the cliff above O'Neill Bay . after about an hour. Even better at golden hour approaches. But don't forget its an hour back, no two mention the incentive to stay there for a while first!!⁠
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Home 💙#newzealand #westauckland

Ernest Hemingway found rain to be
made of knowledge, experience
wine oil salt vinegar quince
bed early mornings nights days the sea
men women dogs hill and rich valley
the appearance and disappearance of sense
or trains on curved and straight tracks, hence
love honour and dishonour, a scent of infinity.
In my city the rain you get
is made of massive kauri trees, the call of forest birds
howling dark oceans and mangroved creeks.
I taste constancy, memory and yet
there’s the watery departure of words
from the thunder-black sand at Te Henga Beach.

P.Green ‘Waitakere Rain’.

#tehenga #bethellsbeach #auckland #ocean #onelove #waitakere #beach #tasmansea
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A Lone Ranger comes in from the cold 🌊 ...

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Looking forward to the future, feeling grateful for the past ✖
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Featured artist: patrickaduna
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Tag #niftyfew .
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This Limited Edition Seaglass Chain sold the evening I posted. I haven’t seen this colour before or since & I’m so glad it’s gone to a good home 💕

#oceanlover #handmade #oneofakind #oneofakindjewelry #gold #925silverjewellery #seaglassjewelry #seashells🐚 #seaglass #foundtreasure #minimalstyle #modernmermaid #mermaid #silverearrings #seainspired #surfbeach #bethellsbeach #nzmade #limitededition
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Te Henga Walkway ⛰ ...

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Anyone else like being in their photos but get super camera shy when the photo is a close up? 🙋‍♀️

Anyway here's my favorite viewpoint at Bethells beach! It's part of the Te Henga walkway but only a quick 20 mins walk from the start of the track at the Bethells side. You can also walk up here from O'Niell Bay and it's a perfect spot for sunset watching 🌅
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Bethells Beach, New Zealand 🇳🇿
I miss the beach and the sound of the ocean.. 🌊
Hopefully it won’t take too long until i can hop on a plane and discover new and exotic countries ✈️🌏
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Sharing our stories.



#newzealand #nzmustdo #beach #spring #bethellsbeach #lakewainamu #sanddunes #cave #areyoufeeling #lifeofnewzealand #catalanspelmon #sea #waves #eastcoast #northisland #northshore #purenewzealand #gonewzealand #nz #epicnewzealand #simetric catalanspelmon purenewzealand go_newzealand insta.new.zealand
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Tuesday
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My face says it all!
Have a wonderful Tuesday my friends
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Existe algum lugar no mundo que você visitou e sente como se pertencesse aquele lugar?
Um lugar que te dê saudades constantes e vontades de voltar?

Eu me sinto assim em relação à Nova Zelândia. Vivemos 1 ano lá e não existe 1 dia sequer que eu não sinta saudades de lá. Voltamos da NZ em 2015, e desde então ela nunca saiu de nossas mentes.

Se você pudesse voltar para um lugar, qualquer um, pra onde você iria?

#tbt
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👋🏾⛄ Goodbye Winter, I will miss your dark starry skies but bring on Spring and all the amazing things that come with it! 👩🏾‍🌾☘☀🥳

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Bit of candyfloss at Kauwahaia Island. This is a part of one of those unique West Auckland moments where light scatters during the sunset time. Had to underexpose quite a bit and slap on ND filters to catch it. Love the way that clouds reflect the light in this time, but not so much when they stick around as I’m trying to shoot the stars 🤣

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A dog's life

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AD What we see depends mainly on what we look for ✖ This shot was taken on a recent photo mission using the samsungnz #GalaxyS21Ultra 🤳 We’ve been discovering new features with the device and also tested Directors View. In this mode you can record from multiple camera lenses at the same time, dual recording with front and rear camera. It offers more options, especially for Vloggers 💯 Check out our recent story to see the footage we got from this spot! Such a wicked way to uniquely capture content 🔥 #yeS21
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*sky has been replaced in this photo #compositeimage
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Friday
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Flashback to when we still owned a GoPro!!
Hope you have a wonderful day my friends
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Te Henga 🌿🌊 ...

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About Bethells Beach:

Want a guided tour? - Scroll down to see what is on offer!

Bethells Beach, also known as Te Henga Beach, is a wide, dark sandy stretch of sand that lies about 30 kilometers northwest of the center of Auckland.

The magnificent Bethells Beach meets the mouth of the Waitakere River which flows into the wilderness of the Tasman Sea.

The beach is one of the most popular beaches on the western coast of Auckland, along with Piha, Muriwai, and Karekare. The photogenic nature of the beach has been portrayed in a variety of television projects, including Xena: Warrior Princess.

Bethells Beach Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Small café located in the car park
  • Toilets and Outdoor Shower

Getting to Bethells Beach

Going to Bethells Beach from Auckland is easy for anyone with a car. The short drive is just about 45 minutes, depending on the traffic, and is basically just west of Auckland. Visitors can reach the beach from a car park with a short walk along the Waitakere River to the beach.

Bethells Beach is also very close to Piha Beach, so visiting both beaches is a perfect day trip from Auckland.

Amazing Spots to Explore at Bethells Beach

Bethells Beach Cave

There is a wide cave at the south end of Bethells Beach which can be explored during low tide.

This big cave is just 30-40 meters deep and has a large opening so there's plenty of light in it. From the inside, you have the ideal window into nature to Bethells Beach and the surrounding scenery.

O'Neill Bay

While Bethells Beach has a lot of surfing, the most common spot among surfers is the nearby O'Neill Bay. This bay is only a short walk from Bethells Beach and it's a perfect place to sit back and watch the surfers in motion.

Lake Wainamu and Bethells Beach Sand Dunes

No trip to Bethells Beach will be complete without taking a look at Lake Wainamu and the sand dunes that surround it.

The path to Wainamu Lake takes you along some wonderful volcanic sand dunes. The sand dunes are huge, and once you get to the edge, you'll experience a steep drop to a small creek that feeds into Wainamu Lake.

Staying SAFE at The Beach

The beach is New Zealand's favourite playground, but it can be a dangerous spot as well. Knowing about the hazards and risks and preparing yourself can ensure that you and your family will enjoy the heat, the sea, and the beach safely this summer.

The Water Safety Code is a perfect guide to keep yourself safe in and around the water. It consists of four basic rules to remember every time you venture into the water; Be Prepared, Look Out For Yourself and Others, Be Mindful of The Dangers, and Know Your Limits.

Important Reminders for Tourists

Animals | Dogs, other animals, and pets are forbidden at bookable sites and accommodation at all Auckland Council regional parks. Registered aid dogs are an exception. If you have a registered service dog with an exemption, you will need to remind our staff at the time of booking.

In all other areas of the park, unless otherwise stated in the dog-walking section, dogs have to be on their leash to keep them and the public safe at all times.

Alcohol | Visible and excessive consumption of alcohol is prohibited. We may ask you and your party to leave the park and your permit will be revoked.

Smoke-Free Parks | As in all city parks and reserves in Auckland, smoking is not allowed. Our parks are all smoke-free.

Waste Disposal | Please keep our parks and beaches litter-free. Garbage bins were provided in the vicinity to dispose of your rubbish. If there are no bins available, take any trash with you when you leave. 

Outdoor Fires | All public areas within the Auckland Region have a strict fire ban. It is illegal to light an open fire at Bethells Beach and its surrounding areas.

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