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Truman Track, Punakaiki
(4.8/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
At Truman Track, let the path guide you down to the picturesque bay on the Te Miko coastline. The 20-minute walk takes you through lush rainforest and past sublime banks of flax, while information panels tell you the history of the area and highlight particular geographical and natural features. Guide ropes and signposts make for a gentle and safe walk up to the jagged coastline, and a staircase gives access to the pebble beach at the foot of the impressive limestone cliff. Adverse weather conditions can make sections of the path slippery, so take extra care when walking the route on such days. Plan your visit to Truman Track and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Punakaiki tourist route planner.
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  • This track is highly rated for a few reasons. It is easy to complete, it is really interesting, you get to see great ocean views as you walk it, but the highlight for us was to be able to go down to t...  more »
  • Walk to do late in the day if you have time, small forest trail that leads to a nice view over the beach.
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  • After passing through the forest, a short walk, you arrive on a pristine beach. The beach has beautiful rock formation and a waterfall. My wife and I could have spent all day here it was so lovely