Time: 1 hr 20 min return / 4.7 km return
An easy walk through luxuriant coastal forest to the remote
Monro Beach just north of Knights Point. In spring, you
may see Fiordland crested penguins/tawaki in the surf a

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  • 4 years ago
  • 20 reviews

Monro Beach Walk, West Coast, NZ - 20 travel reviews for Monro Beach Walk

Way to the beach through a rainforest was really interesting. Took lots of photos there. Unfortunately we did not see any of the penguins, but saw a seal puppy.
  • 4 years ago
  • 22 reviews

Monro Beach (Lake Moeraki, New Zealand): Top Tips Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Monro Beach, Lake Moeraki: See 22 reviews, articles, and 10 photos of Monro Beach on TripAdvisor.
  • 5 years ago

Monro Beach track, South Island, New Zealand

And here it is, Monro Beach. It happens very suddenly. One second you’re in rainforest and then suddenly you’re on the low dunes. The quick pace along the gravel track instantly slows as you trudge through the soft sand. My shoes come off quite quickly.
  • 7 years ago

Hike to Monroe Beach-Spotting a Fiordland Crested Penguin

If you are going to look for these magnificent flightless birds, be sure to bring your patience. We sat quietly and waited for 2 hours before we noticed in the distance the familiar waddle and grace of a Fiordland Crested Penguin moving from sea to bush. We moved quickly and quietly and were able to get a few shots, while keeping well clear of the penguin as per the guideline provided by the Department of Conservation. Sadly, this was the best shot I could get from the distance, as it was taken back in 2010, before I upgraded my camera.