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Bethells Beach, West Auckland

About Bethells Beach:

Bethells Beach (Te Henga) is a coastal suburb and community within the Auckland Territorial Authority in the north of North Island , New Zealand. The Māori term for the "Te Henga" area refers to the long foredunes that run along the beach and look like the "Henga" or "Gunwhale" of the waka hull. One of the 269 suburban suburbs that make up the larger city. Bethells Beach is the 239th largest suburb of Auckland in terms of the total number of residential housing units.

Bethells Beach has a number of housing units, with the first residential housing units recorded in the region built between 1910-1919. The majority of the residences in the locality were built between 1980 and 1989.

Residential housing at Bethells Beach consists of roughly 78 per cent residential housing, 1 per cent residential investment housing and 21 per cent lifestyle properties.

It is witnessing a population boom over the summer with thousands of tourists. This has put a lot of pressure on local infrastructure and the community, with a rise in garbage and parking problems.

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This is Lake Wainamu, one of the most unusual places around Auckland, and perhaps NZ. The lake is in the Waitakere Ranges, near Te Henga (Bethells Beach). It is enclosed at one end by a giant sand dune, about a kilometre across. There is a walkway around the edge of the lake, accessible across the dune or along the outlet stream. From here, it looks like any other green place in NZ, but when you are int he dune (mainly black sand), it is quite surreal. The beach you see in pics 1 and 2 are the edge of the dune.⁠

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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 you walk to the southern end of Te Henga, to the sea cave, then along the rocks around Raeakiaki Point, you will get this view of Wigmore Bay and Momori Point. You can get all the way round with moderate scrambling, but watch the tides. No way back, once it comes in far enough.⁠

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Te Henga Bethells Beach at sunset, walking towards the southern end.⁠
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Te Henga (Bethells Beach) is another of the stunning black sand beaches on ht west side of Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. When I visit these beaches, and the Waitakere ranges in general, it is hard to believe that ht average visitor to the city is barely aware they exist. This region is worth up to several days alone for hiking, beach stuff and general exploration.⁠

They are also surf beaches, so get the board out. If you are swimming stay aware of the risks and stick to the flagged areas.⁠
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Te Henga Bethells Beach at sunset, walking towards the southern end.⁠
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O'Neill Bay, looking from north to south. If you haven't been, make a point of going ...⁠

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The beautiful view from above O"Neill Bay in the Waitakere, just as you come round the corner from Bethells Beach on the Te Henga Walkway. Took heaps of photos, but will be back for more!⁠
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Te Henga Bethells Beach at sunset, walking towards the southern end.⁠
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If you walk to the southern end of Te Henga, to the sea cave, then along the rocks around Raeakiaki Point, you will get this view of Wigmore Bay and Momori Point. You can get all the way round with moderate scrambling, but watch the tides. No way back, once it comes in far enough.⁠

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Te Henga (Bethells Beach) is another of the stunning black sand beaches on ht west side of Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. When I visit these beaches, and the Waitakere ranges in general, it is hard to believe that ht average visitor to the city is barely aware they exist. This region is worth up to several days alone for hiking, beach stuff and general exploration.⁠

They are also surf beaches, so get the board out. If you are swimming stay aware of the risks and stick to the flagged areas.⁠
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O'Neill Bay, looking from north to south. If you haven't been, make a point of going ...⁠

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This section of the Te Henga Walkway dips down towards the middle of O'Neill Bay. It lacks the viewpoint spectacle at either end of the bay but I loved the evening light reflecting of the flax flowers and surrounding bush.⁠

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The stunning view from the high point on Te Henga Walkway cliff edge, looking back over O'Neill Bay. The wind was particularly fierce this day, which was a bit of challenge. But it is only about a 2 hour return hike from the walkway start opposite the Lake Wainamu carpark, off Bethells Road. Plus a stop at the beach on the way back.⁠
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O'Neill Bay, looking from north to south. If you haven't been, make a point of going ...⁠

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The stunning view from the high point on Te Henga Walkway cliff edge, looking back over O'Neill Bay. The wind was particularly fierce this day, which was a bit of challenge. But it is only about a 2 hour return hike from the walkway start opposite the Lake Wainamu carpark, off Bethells Road. Plus a stop at the beach on the way back.⁠
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The stunning view from the high point on Te Henga Walkway cliff edge, looking back over O'Neill Bay. The wind was particularly fierce this day, which was a bit of challenge. But it is only about a 2 hour return hike from the walkway start opposite the Lake Wainamu carpark, off Bethells Road. Plus a stop at the beach on the way back.⁠
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