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easy and worthy track

lovely walk with a beautiful beach at the end. The first part looks like walking in a rainforest... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Getxo, Spain
Short walk; great beach

It is a short walk between the bushes from down the road (10-15 minutes). The beach is quite... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Kochi (Cochin), India
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State Highway 6 | Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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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
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
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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A good walk if time is limited. Beautiful native forest and boards explaining about the trees. You are rewarded at the end of the track by lovely views and a stunning beach. Sea is extremely rough and would not be suitable for swimming unless you...More

Thank LJD1250
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a short walk starting in some amazing forest scenery , with very old tall trees . Ending with a Coastal view and pathway to an interesting and picturesque cove , which would be a nice spot for a picnic . Definitely worth the...More

Thank lyn H
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Better than Punakaiki, great rainforest walk down ti Cliffs and a wild beach where you can walk down and see the waves, wind and waterfalls all shaping the land

Thank Condormr
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was a short walk to a rock shelf overlooking the Truman cove and best done at any other time than high tide.The highlight is a small waterfall pouring off a wave-eroded limestone overhang directly onto the beach. Gorgeous setting

Thank Waynevol81
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We pulled into the car park finding only 1 other car there-visiting in the evening has benefits. A short 10 minute walk through the rainforest takes you to the lookout. The views are stunning and well worth taking the time to just stop and stare....More

Thank Pukeko54
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is a short walk 10-15mins through a beautiful rainforest track out to the beach. The views along the beach back towards punakaiki are great. Totally worth a stop. I walked from the backpackers it took me about 25mins to get there from town. When...More

Thank Grace T
Reviewed 30 January 2017

An easy access to the beautiful beach a short distance below Te Nikau Retreat, which is such a unique place to stay!

Thank arohaqi
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