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Worth the drive

It is worth visiting just for the drive through this unique coastal landscape with its rugged west... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Jackson Beach

We decided to take the long trip down to Jackson Beach to visit the Cray Pot Cafe. A welll worth... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Talitha B
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Jackson Bay Road, Haast, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Such a lovely, easy drive from Haast, long straight roads. There is no General Store there so take food and drink with you. The only place to eat is the Craypot for Fish and Chips etc. Sadly we didn't get to eat there as we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

It is worth visiting just for the drive through this unique coastal landscape with its rugged west coast beaches, rivers, and forest. Wharakai Te Kou is actually a short walking track through the forest from Jackson Bay. Jackson Bay is an interesting location in itself,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Haastman
Reviewed 20 January 2018

much better spots along this coastline, however the trail is short and easy to access. repellent is a must!!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank likornios
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We decided to take the long trip down to Jackson Beach to visit the Cray Pot Cafe. A welll worth trip although we did decide that the cray fish were a little too expensive so went for the fish and chips intead - highly recommended....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Talitha B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

An iconic New Zealand coastal experience not to be missed. Recommended visitors take own food as Cray Pot cafe is very expensive and somewhat over-rated by visitor guides.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kiwi1949
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Drive down to Jacksons Bay is scenic as you parallel the beach and cross over several rivers. We turned off at Neil's Beach, parked the car and walked along the beach. Big waves crashing the shore. If you are looking for driftwood this is the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank tomandin2
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Easy walk through bush from Jackson bay to Ocean Beach. We sat & ate our lunch & watched the tide com in :o)

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Beautiful little walk through the forest to a gorgeous wild West Coast beach. Would be great to be here come penguin season but for us this was just a walk to enjoy the scenery and we weren't disappointed.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Jedsmom
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

A rare gem of a walk that is reasonably flat, well maintained and suitable for nearly all ages and abilities. 20 mins each way and the beach is extremely remote. Take a few beers, a blanket and some bug spray. Gorgeous sunset spot.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Belle06
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is a really nice walk along a creek through the forest, that's the best part. Once on the beach we were attacked by a hoard of biting black flies. They were so aggressive even bug repellant may not work. Go for the forest walk...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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