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  • Mark Begbie
    Tauranga, New Zealand159 contributions
    It's a nice beach with nice views out to the islands. We're dog walkers, rather than surfers, and it's great to be able to take the fur buddies along.

    There was a group of dottrels too, which was a bonus, but something to be careful about if you also have dogs.
    Written 19 July 2021
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  • Balladeer1248
    Auckland Central, New Zealand348 contributions
    A very lovely bush walk to a surprisingly beautiful waterfall.
    You can walk for hours past it if you're that way inclined, but the waterfall was our destination.
    It's a reasonable walk, a good track all the way but a fairly steady climb for much of the outbound journey.
    I'm not sure it's wheelchair-friendly, unless you have some strong helpers for the long uphills and occasional water crossings
    We were three, late 60s and early 70s, not trampers and not especially fit, and we did it without drama.
    You will reach a sign showing top of falls a few minutes further up the track, and a lookout of the lower falls down a steep path.
    The top of the falls is virtually just around the corner from the sign, closer than the sign implies. But that's not the best view. You can scarcely see any of the falls from there.
    But even if you're tired, take the steep walk down to the viewing platform for the lower part of the falls - it's delightful and well worth the small extra effort.
    Photos can't do it justice. I tried to create a vertical panorama and messed up. So my posted photos look pretty ordinary.
    It's a very tall, very narrow, two-part fall. The first third lands in a pool, and then spills over into a longer section that disappears into the bush before it strikes the river out of sight.
    I could have stood there for an hour just drinking in the sight and the tranquility.
    A misty cool day in early winter, we still took our jackets off on the walk. The bush shields you quite well from the wind and the drizzle, and possibly from the summer sun, but if you do it in summer I suggest your bring your togs. These mountain streams are "refreshing", though I didn't see many real swimming holes on this walk. But I'm sure you'd manage.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Val Grose
    5 contributions
    The way to experience this is by kayak and pedal and paddle looked after us well, they also are very respectful of the environment
    Written 16 July 2021
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  • Ged B
    Greater Manchester, UK11 contributions
    Just went in to kill time before heading out of Whangamata. Interesting selection of art works and other artefacts.
    Written 10 May 2019
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  • karensherborne
    1 contribution
    Was just perfect. Massage was so relaxing. I came away feeling amazing. Was the best massage I have had.
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • Rick S
    1 contribution
    Absolutely fantastic! Great guide. Great knowledge.
    We did the Coromandel tour. Really made the visit to NZ very memorable
    .Had several photo blown up and on our walls.
    Written 4 October 2021
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  • Nicki L
    2 contributions
    A totally amazing experience with magical views. The tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable. Great value for money and the teens loved it. We will definitely do this again!
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Jay
    Takapuna, New Zealand2 contributions
    I stayed in the winter quiet time. It was great place to stay overnight. I checked all the beaches east coast to come back to surf in summer time. I definitely come back. Thank you Tim.
    Written 8 August 2019
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  • Nat
    Feilding, New Zealand4 contributions
    Awesome hour on the water, with family of three. Highly recommend. Great teachers. Lots of fun. Operate out of a trailer beside the carpark. Wetsuits provided. Owner operators.
    Written 21 September 2020
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  • Sharn
    Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
    Absolutely fantastic trip. We booked this charter for my sons 7th birthday. We loved it, kids had a great time and Ian was fantastic. Will definitely be using fish on charters again maybe an overnight trip to great barrier cant wait.Ian really accomodated to my young familys needs. Thankyou so much Ian and Julie my son loved his 7th birthday
    Written 27 November 2021
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  • Val Grose
    5 contributions
    We had a great trip out to Whenakura Island, a easy paddle for 2 hours, the boat was great and the equipment in great condition, we felt very well looked after by Chris the owner and would highly recommend the experience. My team mate on the double kayak felt like we were in the pacific.
    Written 16 July 2021
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  • Barry Avery
    2 contributions
    Great experience, wonderful day. Awesome service. Did the kayak trip. Six in the group. Recommend 100%.
    Written 16 January 2021
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  • Alan B
    Auckland Central, New Zealand158 contributions
    If you want to see ( or purchase) NZ native Kauri art then this gallery is a ‘must see’. Tony and his 8 year old son Matt have an impressive gallery of Kauri art, and Tony is enthusiastic about what can be found in this magnificent ancient timber.
    Not to be missed, and perhaps the piece of art you are looking for might just be there.
    Written 17 February 2021
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