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Coastal Walkway, New Plymouth

(4.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It gets hot or it rains you will enjoy this long path is shared between cycles and pedestrians well-appointed ride and you can admire the local surfers play with big waves of Fritz Roy beach cows are in the near white bridge evokes the skeleton of a dinosaur walkers greet each other nicely and the world suddenly seems you more hospitable to do alone or with your family at your own pace with confidence
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  • Had time to kill before our flight home Went for walk along the coastal walkway. Cloudy with wind, beautiful to see and experience. Thoroughly enjoyable. A must for all visitors Wonderfully constructe...  more »
  • For a town that doesn't really make the most of its coastal setting the walkway is an exception. The Eastern end, including the Te Rewa Rewa bridge, and coastal track up to Bells Block most attractive...  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.