The Xena Film Locations - PIHA
Piha is just a short drive and good for a quick trip at the West Coast. It is easy accessable through Piha Road. And from the road up the hill it gives a spectacular view across Piha Beach. Especially when decending Piha hill.
At Piha Beach you can go for the Lion Rock track. It only goes half way but it used to go all the way up to the top. But as time goes by a part of that track slipped away and for safety reasons the authorities have now forbidden to go up to the top. But half way is still an energic full climb.
Lion Rock, a natural formation named for its similarity to a lying male lion when viewed from the rear (shore side).
Piha has not been used for filming scenes but more for connecting shoots.