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Tolaga Bay Historic Wharf

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197 Wharekaka Road, Tolaga Bay 4077, New Zealand
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Amazing views/ scenery on a nice day

If the weather is good it is worth the effort to walk the length of the wharf and experience the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MEANDMEX
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TAURANGA NZ
Worth a look

This is quite a wharf. The area was busy in its hay day and you can just imagine how busy this... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
gjsamson
,
Halifax, Canada
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“nice walk” (7 reviews)
“food truck” (3 reviews)
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197 Wharekaka Road, Tolaga Bay 4077, New Zealand
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"southern hemisphere"
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"nice walk"
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"new zealand"
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"bucket list"
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"logging trucks"
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"holiday park"
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"coastal drive"
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"well worth the trip"
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"public toilets"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the weather is good it is worth the effort to walk the length of the wharf and experience the history of shipping in the East Coast.

Thank MEANDMEX
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is quite a wharf. The area was busy in its hay day and you can just imagine how busy this wharf was many years ago

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Went for a day trip out here while back in Gisborne visiting the family. It's a place I know well as we used to go fishing here a lot when I was a kid. Its a long jetty, but seemed a lot longer when I...More

Thank KBlakeNZ
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Stopped at Tolaga Bay Wharf for a motor home lunch break and stretch of the legs to break up our trip. Well worth a visit: the information plaques were very interesting (in terms of history and engineering), lovely bay, dramatic cliffs and the walk a...More

Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

The wharf is worth a visit. Unfortunately it is unsafe to walk on but they hope to restore it at some stage

Thank Faye D
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

A piece of New Aealands History, unfortunately being allowed to crumble into the sea, as time, salt water and the weather are wearing the Concrete away. Has now been closed to people walking out on. On the same access road is the abandond building of...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The history of the wharf was really interesting & it was great to be able to walk the length of the bridge in this stunning bay. It is over 600m long. Many people fish from the end.

Thank MJGx2
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

An easy stroll to see folk fishing swimming and if you are lucky the goat herd on the cliff face adjoining the wharf. An enjoyable piece of real NZ history

Thank Kelvin O
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the campground for a night which is right next to the wharf. A friendly family place and chance to walk and take photos of wharf.

Thank MyAdventures_Gavin
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very wet and windy day which was exhilarating to say the least. It is well worth just stopping and reading the story of the wharf on the fabulous entrance before setting off, this will certainly enhance the walk just imagining what...More

Thank neil1342014
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