Te Henga or Bethells Beach is another beach in the Waitakere Ranges well worth a visit. Here you will also find, behind the sand dunes, Lake Wainamu – a popular swimming alternative to the rough west coast beaches. It is a geographically contained area with constrained vehicle access and limited parking capacity.
Bethells Beach is unique for its remoteness, in most other countries it would take hours to get out of civilisation, while Bethells is located just 40 minutes away from the heart of Auckland
Bethells Beach was also the set for Taylor Swift’s music video Out of the Woods
Wanting to avoid the crowds? Head to Lake Wainamu. Walk through the water or over the dunes until you reach the lake, don’t forget a board to ride the dunes into the lake! To get to the falls take the loop track around the lake. Here the stream cascades over a series of small waterfalls towards the lake.
How to get there:
Located on 211 Bethells Road
41 minutes from Auckland CBD
- Great place to watch a sunset
- Large beach
- Large Sand dunes
- Close to Lake Wainamug
- Swimming at the beach can be dangerous
Dogs are prohibited in Te Henga Park, but are allowed on leash at the beach