Friday, January 29, 2010

New Zealand - Piha - 14 to 16 January 2010


The drive into Piha is steep and narrow but the view from the top overlooking Piha is awesome. A steep valley dotted with houses on the hillsides with a black sand beach with steep dramatic headlands at either end. Roughly in the centre of the beach is a huge rock, Lion Rock.


The beaches are crowded with people and surfers.



I walked south where a beach exists nearly landlocked except for a few places for water entry and exit. The headland here is steep and fun to climb.



Lion Rock is also a good climb with great views.

piha



piha surfing

2 comments:

  1. Fabulous blog : I live in Piha. You didn't stay for the World Junior Surf Champs?

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  2. glad you liked the blog.
    couldn't stay any longer as we had to go back to oz on the 16.

    had a great time in piha and rest of nz. awesome.

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