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Quite Simply Stunning - Worth the Walk

We made sure we made the walk at low tide to avoid getting our feet wet along the rocks and over a... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2013
HappyHuttleys
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
So worth the 30 minute walk

Actually the walk is part of the attraction. If you wear shoes in stead of jandals it's an easier... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2013
faroetraveller
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“small stream”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

We made sure we made the walk at low tide to avoid getting our feet wet along the rocks and over a typical kiwi slightly undeveloped track to this stunning crescent shaped white beach lined with Pohutukawa trees and crystal deep blue sea. The endangered...More

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Actually the walk is part of the attraction. If you wear shoes in stead of jandals it's an easier walk. However we managed fine on jandals with three kids. The beach is beautiful. We weren't alone there, but as it is huge it can't possibly...More

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Spectacular, lovely beach with large pohutukawa...in flower early december to xmas...walking access only...lets hope it stays that way!

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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Nice beach, but not a patch on Kuaotunu, Otama and Opito, which benefit from views of islands and mountains across their bays and are more deserted (and bigger). Surprising, given these three are accessible by road. It seems that the accolade of 'one of the...More

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We almost didn't go to New Chums beach after reading other reviews which made it sound like the walk in was only suitable for extreme athletes. But we were glad we did because the walk was easy and the beach was spectacular. The path to...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

We were advised by our BB owner to visit New Chums Beach and are glad we followed the advice. Finding the beach was quite tricky. We parked at Whangapoua and crossed the river - which at the time was shallow. We got ourselves lost at...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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ClaudiaDH
8 January 2018|
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Response from zoe3899 | Reviewed this property |
If they are used to this sort of activity and have proper foot wear on I’d say yes
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