Golden Piha Glow - February 2012 - NZ Photo Contest

by Marie Waters
(Auckland, New Zealand)

Golden Piha Glow

Golden Piha Glow

It was great having a photo shoot at Piha Beach. We took photos in the late afternoon, evening and waited for the sunset. There were such lovely colours in the sky and it was so peaceful watching the colours changing.

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This special photo is in the February 2012 digital photo contest on

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Please return on the 8th March to see who is the lucky winner and is being displayed throughout

Thanks for entering Marie, what a magnificent moment you preserved on photo. The sunsets are certainly one aspect that brings romantics again and again to the beach in hope to catch one of these colourful and peaceful moments.

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Piha Beach is just about an hour drive west of Auckland. It is known for its unspoiled and rugged beauty that attracts locals and travellers alike.

Other than for its beauty the beach is most popular under surfers for its consistent surf conditions. Though, it is best to become first familiar with the water conditions due to very strong rips that regularly request a rescuing hand from patrolling lifeguards to surfers or swimmers in distress.

For travellers that stay locally it is ideal to take advantage of the local surf school at Piha. Meanwhile those staying in Auckland City may prefer booking a guided surfing tour to the west coast and Northland. There, usually a pick up and drop of service is included. Under New Zealand travel ample information is gathered on how to get around to main tourist destinations and off the beaten paths.

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