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Address: Cooks Beach, Whitianga 3591, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Not to be missed!

This is a beautiful little peninsula with an abundance of easy tracks offering stunning views. It is fine for all ages and abilities.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
ghirshberg
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful little peninsula with an abundance of easy tracks offering stunning views. It is fine for all ages and abilities.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here to check the views on the way back from walking to Cooks Beach, it was well worth the detour - the views were lovely.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A reasonable walk rewarded by outstanding views. Easily managed by my 80 year old mother-in-law but is does require an average level of fitness. A well maintained path with the occasional set of steps makes the walking comfortable. Great viewing opportunities. Also accessible by vehicle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth taking the short detour off the road between Ferry Landing and Cooks beach to view Whitianga to the North and Cooks beach to South. A couple of useful information boards describe the significance of the local beaches and the visits of the first Polynesian settlers about 950 A.D and then James Cook as he commenced his mapping of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a walk or just drive up to the top of Shakespeare cliff the views are well worth your time to see how the bay looks and take some great photos

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Thank denniseb3kids
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning, panoramic view well worth the stop! Accessible by car which is a nice way to break up your drive, I would stop off after a visit to Purangi winery or coming from the ferry landing.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped after dinner to watch the last light. Great views from both the main lookout and the side platform. You can either walk up from the road or drive to the small car park. There is also a side road to Lonely Bay. Good information boards.

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Thank Rodkoi
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a nice to do in a lovely part of the country, easy parking and only a short walk, with lovely views across the bay

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

such a beautiful free of charge attraction, the view is outstanding, the walk super easy for adults and kids - don't forget your camera !

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a short walk in the reserve itself kind of weird signing. It takes approx. 30 min from Ferry landing to the reserve by foot. It was really quiet in the reserve. I really was alone. The lookout was not really special. But make sure you go down to lonely bay. On a hot day go early and leave around... More 

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