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Truman Track

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Address: State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
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+64 3-731 1895

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A short walk through the bush leads you to the beach and a rocky enclave with a very small waterfall on the opposite side. Note: Make sure you check the high/low tides before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short walk through the bush leads you to the beach and a rocky enclave with a very small waterfall on the opposite side. Note: Make sure you check the high/low tides before you go cause the tide comes in fast and you may get stuck on the rocks for awhile which some tourists found out the hard way. Overall:... More 

Thank Lsas26
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely bush walk past interesting trees to a quiet beach. Small round stones make up the beach in an assortment of colours, we found masses of huge star fish in the rock pools.

Thank Linda W
Collaroy Beach, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautifully made, our first sight of how well generally all the short tourist tracks we did were made. And what a rewarding sight at the end - spectacular, glorious.

Thank Nancy P
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy walk. About 15 minutes each way, if that. Gorgeous views and a great place to take in a sunset.

Thank Jake K
dallas/fort worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit nervous about the tide coming in and slipping on the rocks. But. It was a unique and beautiful track. My daughter and i found a quite place to sit on the pebbly beach a enjoy the surf views and the feel of the round rocks. I took a bunch of pictures and found starfish too! Hope... More 

Thank morethanjustok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Go at low tide so you can walk on the beach among the rocks and see the caves and ledges. Sweeping views of the beautiful coast with a short rain forest walk on the way there. Easy walk to the lookout.

Thank Elizabeth B
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We loved doing this track in the early evening hours. The path leading to the sea is almost as stunning, with primeval forests and plants (some labelled). We had the rocks and beach almost to ourselves in the evening.

Thank sophia818
Getxo, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

lovely walk with a beautiful beach at the end. The first part looks like walking in a rainforest while at the end you get to this awesome beach.

Thank jefazo22
Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It is a short walk between the bushes from down the road (10-15 minutes). The beach is quite beautiful and was quite secluded when we were there. No swimming though.

Thank Anoop84
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great biodiversity and a fairly easy hike. Take water though. It's not too difficult. We didn't see much wildlife.

Thank Ronald A T

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