Bethells Beach sand dunes and stream

Bethells Beach Sand Dunes – Te Henga

On my last trip to Auckland to visit family –see the post on Port Albert – we visited the giant sand dunes at Bethells Beach.

Lake Wainamu is a dune lake that formed during the last 6,500 years when the Wainamu Stream Valley was dammed by dunes of sand blown inland. It provides a welcome oasis after trekking across the dunes.

 

Google map of Bethells Beach and Lake Wainamu
Google map of Bethells Beach and Lake Wainamu
Bethells Beach sand dunes
Bethells Beach sand dunes
Bethells Beach sand dunes
Bethells Beach sand dunes
Bethells Beach sand dunes and stream
Bethells Beach sand dunes and stream
Bethells Beach sand dunes and stream
Bethells Beach sand dunes and stream
Bethells Beach sand dunes
Bethells Beach sand dunes
Bethells Beach sand dunes and Lake Wainamu
Bethells Beach sand dunes and Lake Wainamu
Bethells Beach sand dunes and Lake Wainamu
Bethells Beach sand dunes and Lake Wainamu
Bethells Beach sand dunes and Lake Wainamu
Bethells Beach sand dunes and Lake Wainamu
Bethells Beach sand dunes sculptured by the wind
Bethells Beach sand dunes sculptured by the wind

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