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  • Simon D
    Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions
    We were a little pressed for time, so broke the walk up by driving from Tauranga Bay to Cape Foulwind lighthouse track. The track up was good to get the blood pumping although not a difficult walk. The only disappointing thing is I could not find any track access to the lighthouse itself.
    Good carpark and toilet facilities here which were quiet when we visited. Great views along the way.
    The full track is I expect a longer walk of an hour or two, but the walk to the lighthouse from the carpark is probably only 30 mins return.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • Simon D
    Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions
    A short walk from the Tauranga Bay carpark will see you at a viewing platform where you can see some of the local seals. The view back to Tauranga Bay was also beautiful.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • ShazNz
    Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
    Really enjoyed this easy walk. A free activity. Fun to watch the harbour entrance activity. Would do this again
    Written 5 March 2022
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  • Jenny M
    Napier, New Zealand14 contributions
    My husband and I visited Westport I-Site yesterday to get some local knowledge on bird life & found the man on duty very keen to assist & answer our questions. (Unfortunately the weather wasn't in our favour).

    Many leaflets & books on the area eg. Denniston Incline. Local coal made into reasonably-priced souviners.
    Not sure why they were selling stuffed-toy alpacas though???

    We plan to go through the Coaltown Museum there tomorrow before we leave. :-)
    Written 6 December 2021
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  • Rigger Reid
    Timaru, New Zealand123 contributions
    This place is a must to visit, tar seal road all the way to the top,
    was so interesting how they mined for the coal and sent it down the hill, stunning views from the top of the plateau
    Lots of information to read would have been an incredible working site.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • ChristchurchStewarts
    Christchurch, New Zealand294 contributions
    This well made track was a delightful experience of natural and historical highlights. The track is easy, yet scenic and the information boards are great. Accessible, short and good for a picnic.
    Written 10 December 2021
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