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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Fantastic walk to a hidden bay.

This walk takes you to a really cool hidden bay where you can overlook the sea and waves. It is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Skyferret
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Don't Stop at the Viewing Platform

The walking path is an easy walk down to the viewing platform, but to get a real appreciation of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James H
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
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+64 3-731 1895
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"nice walk"
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"tiny pebbles"
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Reviewed yesterday

This walk takes you to a really cool hidden bay where you can overlook the sea and waves. It is well worth a trip down to this hidden gem even if it means a walk from the town.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walking path is an easy walk down to the viewing platform, but to get a real appreciation of the erosion you should take the steps down to the beach and extend your walk. The sand is squishy under your feet which does not make...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be one of the most pretty tracks around, stunning native bush and birds then out onto the most gorgeous beach and rock formations. I never get sick of it. The track has apparently been recently tidied up...well done DOC great job.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Make sure the tide is low so that you can walk on the beach side as well. Nice seaweed and shells ashore.

Thank Johnmir13
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This was really impressive to see. It’s a short walk but we spent a while exploring the beach and the large undercut.

Thank Frz123
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

It's a nice short walk. Lovely views in the forest. However a part of the walk (beach part) was closed for maintenance. There was no sign for this at the beginning. Still a lovely view of the coastline. Sadly we couldn't get to the beach....More

Thank sanderdijk
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Can’t find anything on the web but there’s tape around the sign and a fence across the path. Good thing there are other good tracks around here if you have a car (Porarari river!) but you’d be livid if you walked out here for nothing.

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We tried to do this track, but it has currently been closed. It would be worth checking with the DOC website to see if it has restrictions before attempting this path.

Thank Grembo
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

A rather easy walk along a nice path that meanders slightly downwards brings you to the Marine Reserve where you get nice panoramas (Shoe Island) and even a view of a waterfall ...

2  Thank Guy9120
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is only a short walk but the beach at the end is unlike anything else. The west coast has some very strong destructive waves and very resistant rock; this mix creates stunning erosional features such as caves and pristine pebble beaches. We went after...More

Thank Chris H
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