Pakiri, North Auckland
Pakiri, Auckland
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​Pakiri is one of Auckland's most beautiful coastlines. Take in the views on a guided horse ride, hit the surf or just catch some rays on the beach. Pakiri Beach’s white sand and clear water stretch for over 14 kilometres, so it's easy to find your own space. 

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Horse riding at Pakiri, Auckland

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Pound the sand
Horse ride along the beach, over the dunes and through pohutakawa groves. Soak in the stunning views and even take the horse in the water with you.

Hit the surf
Grab your board and tackle Pakiri's tumbling surf. Reliable waves, plenty of space and a chilled out vibe make this a popular surf spot year-round.

Relax on the beach
Slap on your sunscreen and catch some rays on Pakiri Beach. Watch for whales and dolphins on the horizon, or spot rare seabirds on the shore. 

Why visit?

Pakiri is a coastal paradise just over an hour’s drive from downtown Auckland. The pristine beach offers plenty to do, from fishing and surfing to horse riding and wildlife watching.

Pakiri is just around the bay from Goat Island Marine Reserve, so the waters are thriving with marine life. Giant snapper, rays, blue cod and octopus are regularly spotted in the area.

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