Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve

Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve, Cooks Beach: Address, Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve

Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Scenic Walking Areas
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Lucinda J
893 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Beautiful and hot walk to the cliff top and lonely bay, beautiful vistas abs such a magic place. Definitely do this in your trip
Written 9 January 2022
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Leif P
5 contributions
Oct 2021
wear comfortable shoes/hiking boots, the track is steep in places but well maintained and beautiful views
Written 12 October 2021
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Kennedy R
Thames, New Zealand17 contributions
Feb 2021
A good walk, such an amazing view, Water looks so blue and you can see for miles. I would definately do it again.
Written 7 September 2021
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Andrew & Marie
Christchurch, New Zealand44 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
The bay is best visited at low tide to enable you to expose the rock pools.
Water is calm for swimming.
Lovely walk around the head from flaxmill up around and down to cook’s beach with drop down into lonely bay on the way.
Not too hard at all...not suitable for those who can not do stairs.
Written 24 April 2021
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Woop313
Christchurch, New Zealand53 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
An easy walk with well maintained tracks and superb views of Whitianga and Cooks beach. You can drive up to the top but the walk is well worth it. A must do while in the area.
Written 27 March 2021
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Anglokiwi1
London, UK156 contributions
Feb 2021
Fantastic views over Mercury Bay and out to the lots of islands. Also view of Cooks Beach. We drove up to a car park only a short walk to the viewing area with lots of information boards about the area. Toilets nearby.
Written 20 February 2021
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Tess041
Tauranga, New Zealand206 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We caught the ferry across to Ferry’s Landing and walked through the cemetery (path to the left). Some of these graves have been here for over 100+ years and are literally growing out of the tree trunks. We continued up to Flaxmill Bay and the kids played on the rope swing on the beach. Was such a pretty walk all along the sand/road. Turned to go up to the lookout and although steep it didn’t take longer than 20 minutes. And it was worth it. Outstanding view down to Cooks Beach and lots of info to read. We walked down the other path to Lonely Bay and kids played in the sea, then walked up and out back to main road and had ice creams at Eggcentric Cafe. It was a great way to spend 3 hours, just loved it.
Written 13 October 2020
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YvonnePapamoa
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand404 contributions
Jul 2020
NIce views but not many spots to sit and stare, also a hike up from either side if you dont take the car
Written 26 August 2020
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JohnDeereQueen
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand63 contributions
Aug 2020
My companion was on crutches so walking great distances was out for us. This was the perfect place to view the stunning scenery of the area with only a short hobble up a path from the car after driving up from the main road. 360 degree stunning views took our breath away and made for "wow" factor videos and photos. Highly recommended, I will definitely come back and do some walks around the area up to the lookout at a later date as it is so beautiful.
Written 9 August 2020
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Neil B
Wellington, New Zealand332 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
A great look out with easy access for all ages. Short walk from the car park which could get busy in summer.
Written 11 July 2020
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