Karekare Beach named among world's best

Last Updated : 31 Jan 2017
Karekare beach among world's best

Karekare Beach on Auckland’s west coast has been named the second-best beach in the world by Passport Magazine, a gay travel publication.

Karekare was a setting in Jane Campion's film The Piano, and was the only New Zealand beach named on the list.

"Karekare might be a movie star, but it wears its fame and beauty effortlessly," judges wrote.

"Adding to the drama is the jaggedness of the coast, the fine dark sand, the rough-hewn peaks, the alluring Karekare Falls just moments away, and, most of all, the overpowering elements, the impression of being out at the edge of the world."

Read the full story at the New Zealand Herald.

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