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. Put Truman Track at the forefront of your travel plans using our Punakaiki online trip planner .
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  • Have migrated this way to the part. Very well maintained along the river. You can rent canoes also opposite the car park. Forest with ferns simply mystic and beautiful. Also suitable for fishing.
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  • This was really impressive to see. It’s a short walk but we spent a while exploring the beach and the large undercut.  more »
  • It's a nice short walk. Lovely views in the forest. However a part of the walk (beach part) was closed for maintenance. There was no sign for this at the beginning. Still a lovely view of the coastlin...  more »

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Punakaiki acts as a base camp for explorations of the area's natural attractions, so it has a good selection of accommodations appropriate for outdoor adventurers. Eco-friendly hostels and campgrounds provide a pleasant spot to sleep and relax for travelers visiting on a tight budget, while larger eco-resorts and beachfront lodges offer more upscale options, with onsite restaurants, sea views, and pools. If you're looking for a wider selection of places to stay, check out Greymouth, a city just 45-minute's drive to the south.
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