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Barrett Domain Walkway

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New Plymouth's secret forest

I live on the boundary of Barrett Domain and I absolutely love it. You can really stretch your legs... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Keith F
New Plymouth, New Zealand
A great place to walk the dog

Our whippets love the Barrett’s Domain and it is one of their favourite places to walk and given... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
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Roto Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I live on the boundary of Barrett Domain and I absolutely love it. You can really stretch your legs through a range of tracks and enjoy the forest surrounds and birdlife. It's dog friendly (not suitable for bikes as there are a lot of elderly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith F
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Our whippets love the Barrett’s Domain and it is one of their favourite places to walk and given the other dogs and owners we encounter we are not alone. There are 4-5 different routes possible so walkers seldom get bored and the lake is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Easy tracks with beginner inclined. Not for the unsteady due to roots and rough tracks. In winter expect some mud. About 2-3 kms on inner walk around but u can add kms and difficulty depending on where u start and finish and what trails u...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank leslee2012
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Love going to this reserve. Not too tough in terms of terrain, always quiet, dog can run off the lead without issues. There are tons of native birds here particularly fantails which we love. Sucks and swans on the lagoon too. Could do with a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank D2753OFdavidp
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to take the family and have a walk. Not the best to take the pram as the tracks are just stones - will be using the front pack next time. Would still highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 23tiffanyk
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Rotokare/Barrett Domain is a mix of ecology and history, especially now that new information signs are being installed. There is a variety of walks within the domain (follow the signs) but be sure to take the main track right through to the end - that...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kiwi A
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I take my dog down to this park frequently as it is a tranquil environment, the Barrett Domain is perfect for de-stressing after a long day at the office. When you enter the domain, you hear the water rushing and the birds singing - if...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Paul_Robertson62
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Barrett Domain is a calm and tranquil green space to get away from the hustle and bustle of inner city New Plymouth. If you are the sort of person that loves the sound of birds chirping and rivers flowing than this park is for you.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely best kept secret. Good place to enjoy a walk in the bush . Hint: good walking shoes, sunscreen , camera , water

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Janr20
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Obviously popular with local dogwalkers, but rather disappointing to an outside visitor. Potentially some great bush walks but signage is old and difficult to read and tracks unkempt. Lagoon worth walking to if you are interested in water birds. Kauri planings a surprise.

Date of experience: November 2016
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