I've upgraded my laptop to Win10, and I have this wallpaper on my screen:

Archway Islands on Wharariki Beach

Archway Islands on Wharariki Beach

I like this place and I wanted to know - where it exactly is?

Search in Internet gave me this old post about windows wallpapers and similar question on Microsoft site with no answer.

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    Just for the challenge add this to the question: ...and what was the running guy's name. Jul 29, 2016 at 14:44
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    I'm sure it's a girl.
    – VMAtm
    Jul 30, 2016 at 5:34
  • Any reason for downvote?
    – VMAtm
    Nov 24, 2016 at 5:27
  • Is it relevant for the question to have a New Zealand tag (the geo-location of the photo) while the OP didn't know the geo-location at all when they asked? Aug 4 at 22:51
  • @SnackExchange I suggest to leave this question as is, as it was bad when it has been asked, and closed for 6 years. Even though I didn't know the exact location, I think this question can be useful for a person who searches something about New Zealand and beautiful places there
    – VMAtm
    Aug 5 at 9:55

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Those are the Archway Islands on Wharariki Beach in New Zealand:

archway islands

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    Just curious, how did you find it? Mar 27, 2016 at 14:16
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    @ShadowWizard Google image search -> Quora question about the same picture
    – JonathanReez
    Mar 27, 2016 at 14:32
  • These are indeed archway islands on Wharariki Beach, West Coast New Zealand, and they are as amazing as you see them here, we live about 2hrs drive from there and visit quite regularly, the right side of the front island has a seal colony, and in the spring you can see the seal pups!
    – user48085
    Jul 29, 2016 at 14:34

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