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Coastal Walkway, New Plymouth

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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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Where to stay in New Plymouth

New Plymouth's waterfront offers the most pleasant accommodations in the city, with boutique hotels and welcoming bed and breakfasts, along with rental apartments. Also close to the water, RV parks provide an excellent choice for families and campers. Farther out of town, expect to find motels and campsites, conveniently accessed by car or local buses.
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  • Hired bikes from the Cycle Inn and had a fantastic ride to Bell Block and back to New Plymouths port. Very scenic with a mix of sea, rural, mountain and river views. The pathways are very well done an...  more »
  • We only walked a short portion but it was amazing watching the sea crash up towards us and send out spray. the walkway goes for miles and it is used by cyclists and pedestrians, skateboarders etc. Whe...  more »
  • I took my morning jog along the coastal walkway It was recommended by me hotel. I ran (about 10kms total) from 7.30am to about 8.30am) and there were already good numbers out. All smiling. Best start ...  more »
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  • . (03/2017) Nice coastal walkway covering the Wind Wand.. Well maintained. Beautiful views. Good for spending quality time with family and loved ones.
  • Simply beautiful on a fine day ☺ Perfect walkway for a relaxed walk, run or pushbike along the foreshore.
  • A nice paved walkway. A good exercise to do daily, running or walking.
  • Very, Very nice thing to do when you have some time.
  • Love it best place to walk the dogs