Monro Beach Attraction

Haast Hwy, Haast 7886, New Zealand

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

  • timetravelturtle.com
  • 2016-01-28 00:00:00+00:00
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.
  • albomadventures.com
  • 2014-08-18 00:00:00+00:00
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.