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Tutukaka Headland

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Landowners Lane, Tutukaka, New Zealand
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The view is worth the effort

This is a 2km walk taking about an hour, more if you stop for the views. Access is easy about two... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
Easy walk

Easy walk to Kukutauwhao Island but the track from the beach to the top towards the light house is... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“low tide” (7 reviews)
“whale bay” (3 reviews)
“light house” (2 reviews)
Landowners Lane, Tutukaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

This is a 2km walk taking about an hour, more if you stop for the views. Access is easy about two hours either side of low tide. The walk down to the beach has well made steps but on the other side it's all dirt...More

Thank k1f1
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Easy walk to Kukutauwhao Island but the track from the beach to the top towards the light house is quite physical demanding. Nevertheless, the first part of the walkway has cover the best view so not necessary to do the climbing.

Thank Queenayayilin
Reviewed 30 September 2014

One of the dive masters at Dive Tutukaka let us in on this secret walk that isn't commonly on the regular tourist radar (but totally should be, although I'm hoping it'll stay a secret so we can all enjoy this sanctuary a little while longer)....More

Thank Samantha Z
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This walk has it all - a well maintained grass track and steps lead down to a series of little beaches and bays, then it's up through the bush to the lighthouse, You are treated to spectacular views along the way and vast ocean views...More

Thank ShirlNor
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Firstly ignore the unhelpful signs put up by locals to say private road and limited turning. It is the turning up above Tutukaka marina (not down at the marina), the road is open to the public and there is a good car park at the...More

1  Thank StaresDevon
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Visited this lighthouse headland 2 years ago---easy walk and I enjoyed it. you walk down a steep path to sea rocks that you hop over to get to a little beach and then a bush path to the lighthouse.

1  Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 9 March 2014

easy access to amazing views. swim on the way. really get your heart rate up. Could do with some camera's in the car park due to theiving.

2  Thank Bonswag
Reviewed 7 March 2014

This is an excellent trip but at high tide you only go halfway so be careful not to get stranded. There is a steep descent and climb but is worth it and just take your time.

1  Thank David716
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Overall this is one of the most beautiful areas on the north island, with dramatic rises, sandy beaches, and views of Poor Knight's Islands (favored by divers). The walk is varied in scenery and difficulty. From the parking area (up a narrow driveway), it is...More

1  Thank nlc58
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Fantastic location for an overnight or short stay, Relaxing environment, great views, lots of walks, and access to safe beaches.

1  Thank Rosemary C
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