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Hiking a remote beach with photoshoot!

Anawhata, New Zealand

Experience hosted by Rachael

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people

What you'll do

We will meet at a carpark that leads to a stunning off the beaten path beach called Anawhata. This is a lesser known beach that doesn't attract many tourists however is absolutely gorgeous.

I will take some shots of you overlooking the Beach, and then we will begin a fairly steep hike (20 - 30 minutes) down. We will walk along the shore and go to some hand selected spots for some unique photos of you.

We will climb to the top of a large rock in the midst of the beach. I will tell you about the surrounding wildlife, plants, history, geology of the Waitakere Ranges. I can also provide recommendations for things to do nearby, in Auckland as well as outside of it to help you make the most of your holiday in such a special place!

After this, we will hike back up to our cars. I will have fifty professionally edited photo's to you in about a week!
Other things to note
This experience will depend on the weather.
We will meet at a carpark that leads to a stunning off the beaten path beach called Anawhata. This is a lesser known beach that doesn't attract many tourists however is absolutely gorgeous.

I will take some shots of you overlooking the Beach, and then we will begin a fairly steep hike (20 - 30 minutes) down. We will walk along the shore and go to some hand selected spots for some unique photos of you.

We will climb to the…

Meet your host, Rachael

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Hello there!

I'm an adventuress living in Auckland and have an incredible love for nature and photography!

I have had the opportunity to explore much of New Zealand through my campervan, Noah. I have done many hikes locally in Auckland as well as around the entire country.

I have been shooting for several years, specifically during my time travelling the world. I love capturing beautiful landscapes as well as people in gorgeous places. I can't think of a better location to do this than in New Zealand!

Portfolio @ soulquestphotography.com and Instagram @ soulquest.photo
Hello there!

I'm an adventuress living in Auckland and have an incredible love for nature and photography!

I have had the opportunity to explore much of New Zealand through my campervan, Noah. I have done many hikes locally in Auckland as well as around the entire country.

I have been shooting for several years, specifically during my time travelling the world. I love capturing beautiful landscapes as well as people in gorgeous places. I can't think of a better…
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From $130
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Sun, 16 May
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$130 per person

Where you'll be

We will be in Anahwhata known as the best kept secret of the west coast of Auckland. We will hike down to the beach here and explore it's rugged terrain. You will need a car to get here.

2 reviews

Cicely
June 2019
Our beach time with Rachael was beyond amazing. She brought us snacks and sprinkled great little tid-bits of information about New Zealand throughout our walk/hike/picture session. She was so kind and patient with the pace of our toddler and was willing to try anything regarding photo opportunities. Rachael had great ideas for our pictures and they turned out AMAZING! They perfectly capture sweet and funny moments from our memorable time at the beach. These pictures will certainly be printed and framed in our home. Even before we received the pictures, our family was raving about what a fun time we had on the beach with this amazing host. I would highly recommend making Rachael a part of your time in Auckland!
Our beach time with Rachael was beyond amazing. She brought us snacks and sprinkled great little tid-bits of information about New Zealand throughout our walk/hike/picture session…
Tyler
March 2019
Epic Location! Rachael is a great photographer, and it was easy to be natural and feel at ease around her. She was open to suggestions, and she had great ones of her own as well! Definitely worth it!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

sunscreen

hat