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Truman Track, Punakaiki

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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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  • We pulled into the car park finding only 1 other car there-visiting in the evening has benefits. A short 10 minute walk through the rainforest takes you to the lookout. The views are stunning and well...  more »
  • This is a short walk 10-15mins through a beautiful rainforest track out to the beach. The views along the beach back towards punakaiki are great. Totally worth a stop. I walked from the backpackers it...  more »
  • An easy access to the beautiful beach a short distance below Te Nikau Retreat, which is such a unique place to stay!