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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  • This is only a short walk but the beach at the end is unlike anything else. The west coast has some very strong destructive waves and very resistant rock; this mix creates stunning erosional features ...  more »
  • The Truman Track is a small hiking trail north of Punakaiki which is about 45km north of Greymouth. Blink and you'll miss the entrance. We ventured here on our investigation of the area having just co...  more »
  • It is quite a distance from the pancake rocks if you are walking there, almost half an hour away. The trail starts with a walk in the forest, after which it opens up to a beautiful coastline. It would...  more »

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