Sun sets on Wharariki Beach

Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
Photo: Stephen Jaquiery
The sun sets on Wharariki Beach and its Archway Islands, west of Cape Farewell, the northernmost point of the South Island.

Travel there in two and a-half hours from Nelson or  one hour from Takaka.

Once you get there, you have about a 20-minute walk to the beach.

The Archway Islands have featured in one of the standard Windows computer operating system desktop backgrounds.