Lake Wainamu, Waitakere City

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  • I did not have much of an expectation of what to see except a lake ... but at the end there where dunes and stunning nature out of nowhere. Do the walk maybe in the later afternoon when its not that h...  more »
  • A very unusual place to visit, recreate and picnic. Great for the family, for a picnic and to swim as well  more »
  • Lake Wainamu Is in the west Auckland, It has the unique dune areas. It was very tiring to walk through the sand dune to reach the lake.  more »
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  • Amazing landscapes in one. Giant desert like black sand dunes, big fresh water lake surrounded lush bushes and hills all around makes a great place to relax and chill. Walking back on the warm river stream is so relaxing :)
  • This is an awesome place to go!! When I went it was crowded but still plenty of swimming room for everyone. The lake goes deep fast so be careful with kids. It's a nice walk to the lake but the Sand is pretty hot so we walked though the stream. Definently going to visit this beautiful place again. Make sure you wear sandles if you go
  • Beautiful just watch out for the sandflies, they bite.
  • Fantastic quiet spot only an hour outside of the city. The sand dunes can both as scenery or to ride down, the trail around the lake is beautiful and the waterfall you go past along the way is a must visit. The lake itself is stunning and great for swimming. There are also a number of trees and wharfs yhat you can jump into the water from around the lake if you are that way inclined. Possibly my favourite spot on Aucklands west coast. A must visit!
  • A great place to enjoy an evening with friends. Nice place for drinks and have a calm swim. You can either walk through the stream or walk through the sand dunes. Sand dunes are great for sand surfing.
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