Piha Beach (D4)

Piha Beach, Whites Bay, Anawhata Bay…and the Glen Esk Road trailhead.

GPS: -36.954617 174.474342

Piha Beach overview

Piha Beach overview

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Lion Rock at Piha Beach....the lion shape becomes more visible late in the afternoon when some light shines on the lion's face

Lion Rock at Piha Beach….the lion shape becomes more visible late in the afternoon when some light shines on the lion’s face

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The stepped-track up Piha's Lion Rock.

The stepped-track up Piha’s Lion Rock.

South Piha Beach from Lion Rock.

South Piha Beach from Lion Rock.

North Piha from Lion Rock.

North Piha from Lion Rock.

Maori carving atop the Lion Rock steps.

Maori carving atop the Lion Rock steps.

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North end of Piha Beach as seen from the Whites Beach track

North end of Piha Beach as seen from the Whites Beach track

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Overlooking the Piha Gap at low tide.

Overlooking the Piha Gap at low tide.

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Overlooking the Gap at Piha, low tide

Overlooking the Gap at Piha, low tide

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The Piha Gap at low tide....obviously no swimming at low tide

The Piha Gap at low tide….obviously no swimming at low tide

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Huge Kauri stump at Glen Esk road-end.

Huge Kauri stump at Glen Esk road-end.

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Giant Kitekite Falls at Piha, via the Glen Esk Rd trailhead

Giant Kitekite Falls at Piha, via the Glen Esk Rd trailhead

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The view down onto Whites Beach from the headland track at Piha's north end

The view down onto Whites Beach from the headland track at Piha’s north end

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hites Beach from Anawhata Road.

hites Beach from Anawhata Road.

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Carved stump at Anawhata Bay.

Carved stump at Anawhata Bay.

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A carved stump greeting vissitors to Anawhata Beach

A carved stump greeting vissitors to Anawhata Beach

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Anawhata Beach, looking sideways at Keyhole Rock.

Anawhata Beach, looking sideways at Keyhole Rock.

Anawhata's Keyhole Rock.

Anawhata’s Keyhole Rock.

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These next pix are of the Black Rock Kauri dam…which resides up from the Glen Esk trailhead.

Underwater log cribbing from the Black Rock kauri dam

Underwater log cribbing from the Black Rock kauri dam

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Remains of the Black Rock Kauri dam

Remains of the Black Rock Kauri dam

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Kauri remains of the Black Rock Kauri dam

Kauri remains of the Black Rock Kauri dam

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