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Well worth the hike over rocks and then along a narrow track to get to the beach. Beach was not crowded at all when we visited but we passed many more people making there way along when we were returning around noon. The lookout path...More
The walk is beautiful, walking across the smooth rocks is great experience until reaching the pathway. It's easy to do, we saw old people and young families managing it. It takes about 35 to 40 minutes (don't mind the sign up the hill where it...More
This is a lovely beach, beautiful golden sand, great safe swimming. It is about 30min walk from nearest carpark and part of it is over lots of small rocks. The path is quite unlevel so not the easiest of walks ( but, hey, I’m almost...More
There have been plenty of reviews on the short walk and beach now. Some people have commented "what is all the fuss about, it is just another beach" etc.
Well, I am not sure what those people are expecting - it is not Hawaii and...More
A tricky 30 to 40 minute walk to get to New Chums beach depending on your level of fitness. You walk across a beach & a stream and then some boulders for 10 minutes before hitting the track. Lots of obstacles such as trees &...More
It is well documented that you have to rock hop and there are no toilets. This all builds into the charm of New Chums. The walk is 20-30 mins, rock hop for 5 then an easy walk over to the beach. Typical kiwi track with...More
This beach is simply exceptional, and I understand why it’s so highly regarded. Access is not easy, but the journey to get there is half the fun, and actually acts as a deterrent to the beach becoming completely overrun in peak season. Water is crystal...More
Difficult access to get there, clambering over boulders and unformed tracks for half an hour. Some nice big pohutukawa trees to park yourself to gain some relief from the sun. Water was good for bobbing around in, or very short body surfing runs. Been there...More