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Coastal Walkway, New Plymouth

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Historic Walking Area
Feel the sea breeze, admire the views of Mount Taranaki, listen to the sound of breaking waves, and go for a relaxing stroll, jog, or bike ride at Coastal Walkway. The 12.7 km (7.9 mi) walkway stretches along a large part of the city's coast and serves as one of New Plymouth's favorite outdoor areas. Along its length, the walkway is lined with beaches and picnic areas as well as cultural and historical sites. Look for the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, an architectural gem spanning the Waiwhakaiho River. If you're bringing your dog along for a stroll, make sure to always keep it on a leash. Put Coastal Walkway into our New Plymouth travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in New Plymouth.
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  • If you get a chance to be at the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge at the golden hours you will consider your day well spent. New Plymouth has done a great job of creating a walkway for all types of outdoor activit...  more »
  • Very well laid out and well maintained. Popular with cyclists and walkers. At the end were the bridge is, are more walks you can.  more »
  • This is just about one of the most stunning places to walk on in the world, somewhat biased, but the views are amazing. Shared by both walkers and cyclists it is a wonderful, relaxing experience.  more »
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  • Perfect place for a nice walk along the coast. Amazing view of the sea, and gives you a great look at the port as well. Would love to spend a day and walk the entirety of the walk way
  • I wouldn't mind a dollar for every kilometer I've walked on this world-class pathway. Got 20 minutes? Walk it. Got three hours. Walk it. Or bike. Or run. Or take the dog. Or sit down for coffee. Spectacular views of the ever-changing Tasman Sea. Highly, highly recommended.
  • Awesome for taking a stroll, a great asset for New Plymouth
  • A bracing scenic stroll along the New Plymouth foreshore. The path is well maintained and the views are stunning.
  • Great views. Close to CBD area.