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  • Gavin R
    Half Moon Bay, New Zealand19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hike up the Dukes Nose. Great hike. Either from a boat or the road end.
    It is a steep short track from the DOC hut. You have a steep section just before the top clambering up a rock wall with the metal ladder bar shown.
    Written 5 March 2023
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  • Jill K
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Despite the height, it was actually a quick and easy hike up to the rock. And the views were out of this world. The blue water, the bays, the village were all so postcard perfect. The trail was easy to find and follow. Definitely do this walk.
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • 746sheryl
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband is 71 and I am 68, we walked in from Totara North, we found the track quite challenging, as we're only moderately fit, but determined to give it a go.
    The track had some quite steep inclines and descents with a lot of tree roots and small boulders. You had to watch your footing, there were muddy patches where you had to boulder hop. The two stream crossings were fine but a little hard on bare feet if you removed your boots. We took 2 hours from the start of the track to reach Lane Cove, where we had our lunch then set out for the Dukes Nose. It was very steep and we stopped quite often for a breather but got there in about 40 minutes. We found the climb up the rocks no problem at all, coming down was fine as well, you just had to be careful to get a good foot hold and hang on tight. The views from the top were amazing, it was well worth the effort of getting there.
    We returned via the track as well, we stopped at the stream crossings and had a swim in the waterhole, it was pretty cold but so refreshing. Another reviewer had recommended doing this, so we took our togs. We were pretty tired by the time we got back to Totara North, but if we had taken the water taxi it would have been a long walk back from the wharf to collect our vehicle. We were very pleased with what we had accomplished, the weather had been fine and dry for the previous week, would have been more challenging in wet conditions.
    Written 4 March 2023
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  • Helen
    Kaitaia, New Zealand36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was part of our work in-service and so a group of 6 of us went on the trip. Our skipper and the rest of the team were so accommodating and helpful. The skipper was down-to-earth, experienced, and very friendly and knowledgeable. As there was a strong easterly on the day we travelled and he made the call to stay in the harbour, which we were thankful for! The scenery is stunning and the harbour has such a depth of history I fully recommend this to anyone wanting a trip out. Thank you!
    Written 19 April 2023
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  • tracy
    Newcastle, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friends and I had an absolutely amazing kayaking trip with Justin. A most memorable time for us all.

    We’d highly recommend doing the three day overnight tour for anyone with limited to experienced kayaking abilities. Justin took great care to ensure our safety and we all felt completely comfortable and secure while having so much fun.

    Highlights of this three day trip include: paddling through pristine waters to sea caves, an island shore break; and exploring sea tunnels. Such thrills!

    We collected cockles which Justin cooked for us, and also fresh oysters.

    A couple of hikes were also enjoyed. One to the Dukes Nose that provided spectacular views, and an evening of discovering glow worms in a nearby creek.

    A few swims and great meals topped off a very enjoyable holiday.
    Written 25 March 2024
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