Taharoa Beach (H6)

Taharoa Beach and black sand mining area, south of Kawhia on the backroad.

GPS: -38.158683 174.699961

Taharoa Beach overview

Taharoa Beach overview

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The road-end monument just past Taharoa village.  The monument celebrates the onset of black sand mining.

The road-end monument just past Taharoa village. The monument celebrates the onset of black sand mining.

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Taharoa Beach looking south

Taharoa Beach looking south

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Wind 'n'wave sculpted sandstone at the northern end of Taharoa Beach.  Note the Moeraki-boulder-like concretions emerging like giant eggs.

Wind ‘n’wave sculpted sandstone at the northern end of Taharoa Beach. Note the Moeraki-boulder-like concretions emerging like giant eggs.

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Sculpted sandstone of Taharoa

Sculpted sandstone of Taharoa

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The cove at Taharoa's north

The cove at Taharoa’s north

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The far-northern end of Taharoa Beach...a delightful small swimming cove.

The far-northern end of Taharoa Beach…a delightful small swimming cove.

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A wee trickling waterfall at the northern-end swimming cove...a nice freshwater rinse after a swim.

A wee trickling waterfall at the northern-end swimming cove…a nice freshwater rinse after a swim.

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A view over the sand-mining operation at Taharoa

A view over the sand-mining operation at Taharoa

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A view over the sand-mining operation at Taharoa.

A view over the sand-mining operation at Taharoa.

A view over the sand-mining operation at Taharoa.

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