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Karekare, West Auckland

About Karekare:

Karekare is a small coastal settlement in the Auckland region of northern New Zealand, nestled between the Waitākere range and a large black sand surf beach.

It is situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the city centre of Auckland, south of the larger beach of Piha. It is situated north of Whatipu, south of Piha and west of the Centennial Memorial Park and Water Catchment area, which covers most of the native Waitākere ranges.

Karekare is a popular summer destination for the Aucklanders, but receives fewer visitors than the nearby Piha, partially because the road is narrow and only recently sealed. There's a beach patrol in the summer.

The track to the base of Waitakere's waterfall — Karekare falls — is a short walk from the road. The track to the top of the falls is now closed to help avoid the spread of the incurable Kauri disease.

The settlement was immortalised in Crowded House's song on their 1993 album Together Alone, much of which was recorded in Karekare; the well-known Dub / Reggae band, Salmonella Dub, also used the name on their album Feel the Seasons Change-Live with the NZSO. The place would also be familiar to viewers of the film The Piano, which included beach scenes shot at Karekar and Piha.

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Ever imagined the beauty of the black sand surf beaches of Auckland’s wild west coast? The Karekare beach epitomises this wild beauty perfectly. Isolated and filled with the dark shadows of iron sands, broken sporadically by soft light, it’s a scene right out of a romantic novel. Your heart will swell up with the overwhelming calmness & stillness around. Take out time to visit soon, it will be a trip to cherish forever✨
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Inhale: abundance 🌟
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thank you jessyraspiller (highly recommend participating in one of her Power Meditations accompanied by her teacher, James— life changing stuff) for always reminding me the importance of surrendering to nature for nature will surrender in return. Giving thanks to the trees, the bees, and everything in between 🌱
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New YT vid is up if you’re curious on what I’ve been getting up to here in NZ 🌻 surfing, meditation, waterfalls, and thrift finds— what more could a girl want? .
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I spy with my little eye, a happy, earthy lil pais 🌞🌱 breathing in the magnificence that surrounds me, dancing in rapture from mama earth’s beauty. All I know is the melody of my inhales and exhales 🌊
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