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Great bike ride

10km loop Boardwalk through marshland, bit of bush, easy track shared with walkers and dog's... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Super waterside walking and cycling ! Do part or all .

Whether along the harbourside or around the estuary there is so much to take in on this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Jan G
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Takitimu Drive, Tauranga 3143, New Zealand
+64 7-577 7000
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This walk is very busy but I actually think that lines should be marked down the middle. Walkers are looking over their shoulder for ‘some’ irresponsible cyclists who go too fast and expect you to get out of the way. Much prefer this walk when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

10km loop Boardwalk through marshland, bit of bush, easy track shared with walkers and dog's Easy ride / walk Allow 1hour for walking. Plenty of seats to rest. Toilets. Lovely when it's full tide but when it's out plenty of birdlife Can be hot in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tartreking
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Whether along the harbourside or around the estuary there is so much to take in on this beautiful walkway. Really easy to access from the city and suburbs. If you add in the Daisy Hardwick track you skirt the entire estuary. Take a stroll or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I walked with a group of walking ladies. There were people on cycles, people walking .. it's a fabulous walk. I loved it so much, I had professional photos of my two sons, taken there on the boardwalk

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AlisonBeth2018
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a great bike or walk. Bikers please use your bell when coming up behind walkers because depending which way the wind is coming from a walker may not be aware of a bike behind them. I always check the wind direction as 1...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 2016Colin
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Long walk if you go right around, we stopped halfway and turned back took dogs on lead but no real places for them to have a drink. Limited places to stop to rest

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank DorothyT455
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We have walked and cycled this path. We see people of all ages walking with their dogs and little children enjoying riding their bikes as well as people of all ages cycling. Really good path and easy to walk or ride.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mjchou
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Went their on my bike, lots of great track from the wide wooden Wood ways to the various gravel and dirt tracks. It is a very easy 10km round trip with some great scenery. Beginners and those not fit wouldn’t have any issues here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DrKiwiNZ
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The pathway around the estuary is a mix of gravel and boardwalks. It passes through bush and over mudflats with a small detour in one place to an information board about the estuary. I was also very impressed by the large number of boards along...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Safe, fun and interesting walking for as long as you like or bike or take the dog for a walk. Even in the rain it is not muddy like some parks.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wgavey
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