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A visit to the Truman Track was recommended by a local restaurant and we were so glad to experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Excellent walk to an amazing beach with stunning cliff structures and scenery. Time your visit for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the Truman Track was recommended by a local restaurant and we were so glad to experience this short walk through the rain forest leading to the most spectacular views of the coast line. Well worth the walk!

Thank DeeWhy51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent walk to an amazing beach with stunning cliff structures and scenery. Time your visit for low tide in order to access the beach and see the cliffs from inside. Stunning.

Thank Jocablebay
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Visited on Sunday 13th May. This was another walking track we wanted to do but couldn't because of the heavy rain on the day. Hopefully next time we will get to do it.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 20 June 2018

After 2 weeks in New Zealand, we were all tired and worn out in walking and tracking, but this one really deserved the walk and visit! The sign said 15 minutes, I just tried it, but when I climbed down the stairs and got to...More

1  Thank itcheetam
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Decided to go and have a look at this walk as we had beed advised by locals to visit it. It is really nice spot to visit. One minute your walking through native bush then when you break out to the open the viewing platforms...More

1  Thank gusgus2016
Reviewed 18 May 2018

As the bonus when visiting the very famous Punakaiki Rock, take the bonus here, stop for a while and enjoy the easy short walk under the big and old trees approx 15 minutes before emerge to the nice beach with fantastic views, and going down...More

1  Thank santo t
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Worth the stop, My children loved the mesmerising walk and the beach at the end was worth every second. magical and easy.

Thank linnyc1981
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Don't hurry past it before or after going to the pancake rocks! It's well worth the short walk! Go at low tide so you can walk in the beach towzrds the waterfall!

Thank Marie v
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Short pleasant walk through bush to a picturesque beach with a small waterfall from which the resulting stream disappears into the sand.

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 April 2018

A good walk through the native bush, to a viewing platform and optional walk down onto the beach. Worth the time to visit.

Thank 62Peter1952
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