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Stunning walk with great views

I was blessed with fantastic weather. A little muddy in places and some sections of steps through... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amanda C
Paris, France
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Lovely walk.

Takes about a couple of hours depending upon children but well worth it to see the cove and get a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Wharf Road, Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
+64 6-869 0460
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was blessed with fantastic weather. A little muddy in places and some sections of steps through the bush. Very quickly up on the cliff edge the views are amazing. The walk down to The Hole In The Wall and Cook's Cove are worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes about a couple of hours depending upon children but well worth it to see the cove and get a bit of exercise!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MBann
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Enjoyable day walking where cattle graze taking in sea views from hill heights. Descending down to the cove and venturing through the hole in the Rock and looking back to Tolaga Bay historic wharf. Excellent day capped off with beach swim, wharf jump and fish...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Areta248
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Our visit was on a perfect, sunny and calm Winter's day. Even so there were some patches on mud and slippery areas. Good walking shoes or boots recommended. For those whose fitness is not quite what they would like, there are opportunities to stop and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GisborneMaestro
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We did the walk on a Wednesday arvo. Only 4 other people were on the Bushwalk. It goes steep up a hill through cow/sheep green to a beautiful spit with a overview of the bay. Then through a bush down to the beach. Takes you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing walk with amazing views. For unfit folk, it’s still doable but just takes longer. Would recommend.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank hollyg321
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We were in Gisborne for the weekend and decided to drive the 45 minutes up the coast to do the Cooks Cove Walkway. We were glad we did, as even on a cloudy and overcast day, the views were beautiful. It's around a 4 mile...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We were so pleased we returned to Tolaga Bay from Gisborne to explore the area. (We ran out of day the day before) The Cooks Cove walkway is definitely worth the effort. The scenery is stunning. It took us between 2.5 - 3 hours to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Be prepared for a walk Not a stroll and a location the merits the effort to get there. The view from the resting area looking down into the Bay are worth experiencing if you do not have the time to drop down to the Cove

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kelvin O
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

A nice walk with awesome views around Tolaga Bay and Cooks Cove. Well worth the trip to view some early history of NZ.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MyAdventures_Gavin
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