New Zealand Black Sand
nz's black sand beaches,why are the beaches black? new zealand is a land of volcanoes, both active and inactive. much of today's land has been formed as a result of a .a black sand beach close to auckland,black sand beaches nz. the black sand is due to new zealand being a fairly volcanic place, the sand is a mixture of volcanic sand and iron oxide. being black .black sand, penguins, beautiful rock formationsit's all ,you know in california this would cost you a mint, but in aukland, nz its all free. even the parking! count on spending a full day here, because the roads in nz .new zealand's best beaches,one of auckland's wild west coast beaches, piha is known for its black sand, big waves and formidable lion rock, an island in the sea. only an hour from the .