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.

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Crickey ! Better be careful

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Shellfish Rahui

 

Visitors to Karekare are asked to observe a longstanding ban on the taking of shellfish.

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Whatipu Scientific Reserve

South of Karekare Beach. The dunes, associated lakes and wetlands provide significant habitat for wildlife.

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Surf  Report

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Karekare Volcano

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).