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Truman Track
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Punakaiki
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

A rather easy walk along a nice path that meanders slightly downwards brings you to the Marine Reserve where you get nice panoramas (Shoe Island) and even a view of a waterfall ...

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"easy walk"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is only a short walk but the beach at the end is unlike anything else. The west coast has some very strong destructive waves and very resistant rock; this mix creates stunning erosional features such as caves and pristine pebble beaches. We went after a heavy downpour which created mini waterfalls from the cliffs.

Stunning walk scenery and it is so quick (half and hour or so) that you can do it on the road.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Truman Track is a small hiking trail north of Punakaiki which is about 45km north of Greymouth. Blink and you'll miss the entrance. We ventured here on our investigation of the area having just come from the Pancake Rocks. Set in a tropical microclimate on the alpine west coast, the maintained wide path passes through palm forest before descending to the beach. This is where it got interesting. The winds and waves had sculpted artistic and scenic features of significant size in the coastal cliff and had dug caves into the soft bank. It provided many subjects for the photographer. Treading through the pea gravel a foot or more deep was difficult but we were rewarded with an interesting and different experience in our exploration of New Zealand

Thank Conanthelibrarian5
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

It is quite a distance from the pancake rocks if you are walking there, almost half an hour away. The trail starts with a walk in the forest, after which it opens up to a beautiful coastline. It would be best to be there during low tide as there is a path for you to walk on the beach and see how the waves have undercut the rocks to form the overhanging cliffs.

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Enjoyed Pancake rocks amazing rock formation.We went at low tide which meant the blow holes not as spectacular but walked along the fabulous beach which we couldn't have done at high tide.

1  Thank LyndsayO20
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