Erin, 8I just entered Pohara and I saw amazing beaches and the golden sand. A campsite right on the edge of the beach, with an amazing view, with only steps down to the beach. If you go a little bit further, you come to the most beautiful beach I know of. It is called Totoranui, the sand is golden and if you go down there on a nice day, there is not a cloud in the sky. The sea is glistening. There are water taxis and native bush down to the beach. It is the most beautiful beach ever!!!