Waikanae Beach

A short trip along the Expressway or a drive down Te Moana Road in Waikanae – ‘the road to the sea’ - takes you to Waikanae Beach. This wide  expanse of uncrowded beach is great for swimming, relaxing, or having a long, leisurely stroll. If you're lucky, you might spy a whale or dolphin swimming through the Rauoterangi Channel. 

If getting your blood pumping is what you are after from your beach experience, there's also a fantastic walking track that connects Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve and Otaihanga as part of the Te Araroa trail.