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Truman Track

State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Quick, easy and absolutely necessary

This is only a short walk but the beach at the end is unlike anything else. The west coast has some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris H
via mobile
Off the beaten path and an interesting stroll

The Truman Track is a small hiking trail north of Punakaiki which is about 45km north of Greymouth... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Ontario, Canada
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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Truman Track is a small hiking trail north of Punakaiki which is about 45km north of Greymouth. Blink and you'll miss the entrance. We ventured here on our investigation of the area having just come from the Pancake Rocks. Set in a tropical microclimate...More

Thank Conanthelibrarian5
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

It is quite a distance from the pancake rocks if you are walking there, almost half an hour away. The trail starts with a walk in the forest, after which it opens up to a beautiful coastline. It would be best to be there during...More

Thank scwong88
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Enjoyed Pancake rocks amazing rock formation.We went at low tide which meant the blow holes not as spectacular but walked along the fabulous beach which we couldn't have done at high tide.

Thank Lyndsay O
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We try this track after watched pancake rocks. Great spot nice bush walk down to the beach and we saw baby sea lion!! If you lucky you can see more than one sea lions!

Thank Ayumi M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is an easy track and a really nice walk thru the forest. Good explanations and discriptions of the local trees and plants. The trail ends at the sea with panoramic view of the coastline. Nice place to sit and have a picnic or just...More

Thank momhay1957
Reviewed 9 May 2017

It is a nice short walk through the bush to the beach. It is possible to got all the way down to the beach, but due to the rain, we did not go all the way down. However it was still an interesting walk

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Took myself down here very early on in the morning in the hope of catching a cool sunrise but it was too cloudy. Enjoyed the experience regardless, I'm a big nature fan and was lovely walking though the forest to the beach, was very peaceful,...More

Thank Chlo4567
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

Thank Lsas26
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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
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