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Lovely walk, bit of a climb.

Crossed on the ferry and walked up to the top of Whiti Rock, good climb, with stairs, but not good... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
Great veiws

I think we were supposed to have seen some evidence of aboriginals, but we must have missed them... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Pretty but needs some work”
17 Jul 2018
“Beautiful views”
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Purangi Road, Whitianga, New Zealand
+64 7-867 9080
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Reviewed 1 week ago

VERY poorly signposted - I walked up a STEEP and not terribly safe hill and it wasn't until I was back at the hotel that I realised that I should have gone the other way to see what I wanted to see. A pity -...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Such beautiful views went on a nice sunny day and thought it was a very easy walk I'm a kiwi and personally found it very easy to walk and I was wearing jandals my two and a half year old also enjoyed the walk went...More

Thank Isabelt1369
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We went from Whitianga to Ferry Landing to walk around the area. We decided to do the walk to the pa, and then carry on the Maramaratotara track to meet the main road. It had been raining, and there were warnings about slipperiness, but in...More

3  Thank JacsNZ
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Short hike up the hill and out on the historic Maori pa. It is covered with trees now with a winding pathway leading all the way to the sheer drop off at the end. Stone steps have been built and some are quite steep. The...More

1  Thank morrso
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a short walk from Ferry Landing, but well worth the effort. There is a wonderful view of Whitianga from the Rock.

Thank car0lj0y
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Crossed on the ferry and walked up to the top of Whiti Rock, good climb, with stairs, but not good for children due to lack of safety barriers and some serious drops. View was stunning!

2  Thank Wasabe2013
Reviewed 27 April 2017

easy walk for all ages, our family enjoyed it thoroughly, great views all around, not for rainy days though!

Thank tyagiraj
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I think we were supposed to have seen some evidence of aboriginals, but we must have missed them! But a great walk all the same. Lovely views of the coast.

Thank Pippola18
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