It is approximately 30 kilometres Northwest of Auckland City and on the Tasman Sea. Other near by place in the area are Muriwai, Piha and Karekare.
How to get there: From Scenic Drive, Waitakere Road, Te Henga Road, Bethells Road.
The Te Henga Valley shows evidence of human settlement dating back over 1000 years. The arrival of Europeans in the 19th century led to major changes in the character and shape of Bethells Beach. John Bethell negotiated with the Waitakere County Council to sell the land that is now known as Te Henga Park. The Council considered the beach and park area would provide excellent recreation facilities for all Aucklanders. Te Henga was recognized as a place of regional significance.
Today Trude and John Bethell-Pierce are the proud owners of a huge property at Bethells Beach.
Te Henga Beach (Bethell Beach) is wild and magnificent. In every way IT IS A STAR! Its inspiring beauty will let you dream away. This star's beauty has lead to it being used as a location for several film productions. The most know one is : XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS! Depending on the shooting angle you can have multiple other scenes all from the same locations. You will notice that by watching the pictures.