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Muriwai Beach
Muriwai Beach
'Muriwai Energy' The dangerous seas at the flat rock
'Muriwai Energy' The dangerous seas at the flat rock
'Muriwai Extreme Fishing'
'Muriwai Extreme Fishing'
'Muriwai Extreme Fishing'
'Muriwai Extreme Fishing'
'Muriwai Gannet Colony with Maori Bay behind'
'Muriwai Gannet Colony with Maori Bay behind'
' Extreme Fishing'
' Extreme Fishing'
'Extreme Surfin'
'Extreme Surfin'
'Concretion - Marine fossil'
'Concretion - Marine fossil'
'Blowhole'
'Blowhole'

Muriwai, also called Muriwai Beach, is a coastal community located on the west coast of North island, New Zealand. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1504x1000, 670 KB) Summary Muruwai Beach (11 January 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1504x1000, 670 KB) Summary Muruwai Beach (11 January 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiEnergy2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiEnergy2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiExtremeFishing3b. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiExtremeFishing3b. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiExtremeFishing1b. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiExtremeFishing1b. ... Image File history File linksMetadata GannetColony2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata GannetColony2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiExtremeFishing4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiExtremeFishing4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiExtremeSurfin. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiExtremeSurfin. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiConcretion. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiConcretion. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiBlowhole. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MuriwaiBlowhole. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...

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Location

It is approximately 17km West of Kumeu, 42 kilometres Northwest of Auckland city, at the southern end of an unbroken 50 kilometre stretch of beach which extends up the Tasman Sea coast to the mouth of the Kaipara Harbour. One of several popular resorts in the area (others include Piha and Karekare), it experiences a population explosion in summer when Aucklanders head to the sea. Kumeu is a small town north-west of Auckland, New Zealand. ... fuck you Map of the Tasman Sea Satellite photo of the Tasman Sea The Tasman Sea is the large body of water between Australia and New Zealand, some 2000 kilometres (1250 miles) across. ... Location of Kaipara Harbour The Kaipara Harbour is an inlet of the Tasman Sea located near the base of the North Auckland Peninsula on the western side of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Looking north over South Piha beach to Lion Rock. ... Karekare beach Karekare is a small coastal resort in northern New Zealand. ...


Statistics

At the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings: The census usually resident population count for Muriwai Beach was 2,037, a change of 14.3 percent since 1996. The median income of people in Muriwai Beach is $24,500, compared with $19,500 for Rodney District and $18,500 for all of New Zealand. The unemployment rate in Muriwai Beach was 5.3 percent, compared with Rodney District percent for 5.1 and 7.5 percent for all of New Zealand. [1]


Activity

  • Surfing is the main pastime at Maori Bay / Muriwai. Other pastimes enjoyed at Maori Bay include parasailing and hang gliding, for which the prevailing westerly wind often provides favourable conditions.
  • Fishing is also popular, although dangerous in many places.
  • Bush Walking is encouraged, with boardwalks in place.
  • Driving along the beach is popular, especially at fishing contest time, vehicles have been mass stranded in past years.
  • Sand Yachts are available for hire at the local beach store.
  • There is also many Mountain bike trails up in the pines, mainly Downhill and freeride trails.

Geology

Sand and Rock, Older volcanic material, with many concretions and layers in the cliff walls. A blowhole plays often.


Black sand beach

It is also unique because of its black sand, caused by the iron content derived from the ancient volcanoes in the area. The majority of the black mineral sand is carried up the west coast from Mt Taranaki through the process of longshore drift. This sand is igneous material that was eroded from the volcanic area. Despite this, the area has retained much of its natural beauty and isolation.


Muriwai Beach Regional Park

Much of the land at the southern end of the beach is part of the Muriwai Beach Regional Park. Maori Bay (to the south) is separated from Muriwai Beach by a steep cliffs and rocky nesting areas that are home to the regions only gannet colony.


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External links

  • Muriwai website
  • Muriwai Beach Regional Park
  • A guy who lives a Muriwai

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Muriwai opened in 1956, when a group of Auckland area golf enthusiasts purchased the site to be developed in the fashion of a true Scottish links.
Because it is built on sand dunes, Muriwai is playable under all weather conditions, and is not subject to frosts—and is, therefore, never closed.
Many of Muriwai’s of the greens are elevated, and most are protected by bunkers, undulations, or bluffs.
Muriwai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (430 words)
Muriwai, also called Muriwai Beach, is a coastal community located on the west coast of North island, New Zealand.
At the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings: The census usually resident population count for Muriwai Beach was 2,037, a change of 14.3 percent since 1996.
The unemployment rate in Muriwai Beach was 5.3 percent, compared with Rodney District percent for 5.1 and 7.5 percent for all of New Zealand.
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