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trumans track walk to beach

get off the beaten track a little and see the wonder of a west coast beach, complete with caves and... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2012
Adrienne H
Greymouth, New Zealand
Great trails

I have to say that we didn't do the Truman, but we did others including the P--- River track. It... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2012
Loomis, California
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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

get off the beaten track a little and see the wonder of a west coast beach, complete with caves and fossils....only 10 minutes from Punakaiki, but not half as busy as the pancake rocks. An awesome spiritual place.

Thank Adrienne H
Reviewed 2 November 2012

I have to say that we didn't do the Truman, but we did others including the P--- River track. It was the best hike of our lives, and we've been to other great areas. Didn't get to the Truman, but it's well known and the...More

Thank tomlriley
Reviewed 27 October 2012

This track is great and leads down to the most stunning beach, waterfall, cliffs, ocean view and SUNSET........it is a place to enjoy nature at its best. Easy grade.

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Reviewed 24 October 2012

This is a fabulous example of West Coast bush and easily accessible for most. Only 15minute walk through the rain forrest with name tags by many of the plants/trees - very useful. Track comes out of the bush to clifftops overlooking the Tasman sea and...More

Thank Jedsmom
Reviewed 8 October 2012

As others have said, this is a great walk hrough a thick rainforest. The well maintained path was especially appreciated as we had had rain the day before, and t could had been really muddy. When you break out of the forest, the views of...More

Thank golformeca
Reviewed 27 September 2012

A short, easy 10 minute walk through rainforest takes you to an amazing spot with great views up and down the coast. If the tide is right, head down onto the beach and watch the huge waves crashing over the massive rocks.

Thank debstheleo
Reviewed 8 September 2012

It truly is short, but it traverses several different kinds of vegetation on the way from the road to the sea and back. Well worth the time and a knowledgeable guide or guidebook.

Thank nanacake
Reviewed 29 May 2012

I love the walk through this patch of NZ bush - gorgeous old trees, and well-maintained track. Arriving at the dramatic beach with perfectly polished tiny stones and the sound of the powerful waves turning them over is just magic. One of my absolute favourite...More

Thank Tracey2402
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Lovely short walk down to the beach with access to a small waterfall at low tide. Very photogenic

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

I recommend this track to all the visitors to our B&B. It is not a long hike, and what you see is stunning. Have been there repeatedly, and each time it is different.

Thank Henela_55
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