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Coastal Walkway

Port Taranaki plus numerous pedestrian access points, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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On returning to New Plymouth after 16 years away, I was blown away by the coastal walkway. Exactly... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Jacki P
via mobile
Part walked it.

I joined this walkway from the city centre and walked for a while at the sunset...wow...just... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
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Utterly spectacular 11km long walkway along the seafront in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Walk, ride skate or scoot from Bell Block in the north to Port Taranaki to the south taking in the stunning Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, three swimming beaches, a golf club, rolling farm land, rivers and various accessways to residential and shopping areas.
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Port Taranaki plus numerous pedestrian access points, New Plymouth, New Zealand
+64 6-759 6060
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

On returning to New Plymouth after 16 years away, I was blown away by the coastal walkway. Exactly what the city needed! Fantastic views of the mountain with the waves crashing against the rocks. Gorgeous!

Thank Jacki P
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I joined this walkway from the city centre and walked for a while at the sunset...wow...just beautiful! Was definitely lucky with the weather as this walkway get closed on a ruff and windy day! With so many benches and grass banks facing the sea...this is...More

Thank HanneTheresia
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice and chill walk along the coast, the bridge is very special and a great work of art. Also good for biking, running etc. Really easy and flat, and not full on at all.

Thank GannaGanna
Reviewed 7 August 2016

wow. First you need to know something...i don't like the ocean and i am tsunami phobic. That being said. This is fantastic. It was in the 40's and very windy, and the surf was booming. Absolutely striking. Views to the west were were of the...More

Thank chimayred
Reviewed 6 August 2016

for cycling, running or walking. Its about 11km long and has plenty of entry/exit points. There are a few places to stop along the way for a coffee

Thank SamsinTyrone
Reviewed 4 August 2016

After brunch we walked back to the CBD via the coastal walkway. Unfortunately we were walking against the wind, and that along with the odd squall and heavy rain. plus a high tide which had surf breaking over the rock wall onto the walkway, made...More

Thank Sharron S
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The coastal walkway stretches for around 10k in total and skirts the sea virtually all the way. If you are a beach/coast lover then a walk along here with a stop at the small number of coffee outlets along the way (three or four good...More

1  Thank Tease-Reddy
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Do yourself a favour when in New Plymouth - go for a walk - even on a wild west coast day - this is a great facility stretching for 13 (I think) kilometres along the coast - well graded and signed and suitable for prams...More

Thank LovesAWine
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Stunning scenery of surf and land. A marvellous work from Council, as is the Len Lye Centre, and the New Plymouth Museum . Also the Visitor Centre at Nth MT Taranaki with walking tracks for young and old.

Thank cowanpc
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We started our ride from the New Plymouth Port and went all the way to Bell Block where we bought a scoop of chips and cycled back. Im not the fittest of people but it was an easy ride with only 2x small rises that...More

Thank juliemn2015
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Can you hire bikes to ride the Coastal Walkway
2 May 2017|
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Response from Shane B | Reviewed this property |
Yes although we had our own bikes we saw several people/groups with hired bikes I am aware there is a place you can hire them at the port end of the walkway.
how do you hire wheelchairs and are they for free?
27 December 2014|
Response from NPDC_Marketing |
We have free mobility scooters available for hire. Please contact us on 06-759 6060 or enquiries@npdc.govt.nz to book.