Karekare, Auckland, New Zealand
Karekare is a rural and coastal settlement located on Auckland's west coast, sandwiched between the Waitakere Ranges and a black sand surf beach. It is home to approximately 270 permanent residents.
Visitors to Karekare are asked to observe a longstanding ban on the taking of shellfish.
South of Karekare Beach. The dunes, associated lakes and wetlands provide significant habitat for wildlife.
Crickey ! Better be careful
The rocks that form the cliffs and landforms at Karekare Beach were deposited and erupted on the eastern slopes of the Waitakere Volcano during the Early Miocene (19-16 million years ago).