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This is a stiff climb but totally worth it with fabulous views and a great sense of accomplishment... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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One of my favourite walks in Northland

I've done most of the coastal walks in an around Whangarei and this is definitely one of the best... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Urquharts Bay Road, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-470 3300
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a stiff climb but totally worth it with fabulous views and a great sense of accomplishment. I did it with my two teenage boys. It took us 4 1/2 hours from Ocean beach to Urquarts Bay. Take plenty of water because it's thirsty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I've done most of the coastal walks in an around Whangarei and this is definitely one of the best. The view from the peak rock right before you head down towards Oceans is amazing! Track can get pretty slippery so wear appropriate shoes.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

this is a good walk and you see great scenery as well as a great outlook over the sea. This is a good path but you need to have good footwear

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I didn't start out thinking i would complete this walk/hike but it was and still is one of my most memorable the views are amazing a photo just does not do justice highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank shimmintoddy
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best tracks we did while we were in New Zealand. You need 5-6 hours as the info board says. If you go the whole track do not go down the Peach Cove, it's not worth it! If you only have time for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank JuliTschakro
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is truly a magnificent landscape and seascape with the landforms, rock formations and vegetation a clear indication of its volcanic origins and lending a decidedly tropical island look. Mind-blowing beauty on a good day with nature in many faces. But, this is not for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Dr Benjamin P
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This track is well worth the hike, providing excellent harbour and ocean views as well as some great cardio. The 40-45 minute stair climb from Urquharts certainly gets the heart racing! Mt Lion is a perfect place to catch your breath while enjoying the beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank davisdarls
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Sue S
14 July 2018|
Response from shimmintoddy | Reviewed this property |
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10 February 2018|
Response from 22KiwiTraveller22 |
Sounds like you missed the right turn at the base of the rock. The track does not require you to proceed past the warning sign about step drop offs.