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Amazing Views!

Walked to Tapeka from town (Russell). Great workout going up the hill ... took the bush track to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Place to watch

Steep so one reason to watch but also a PA so used to watch and protect others from harm. A pa is... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Motueka, New Zealand
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Du Fresne Place, Russell, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walked to Tapeka from town (Russell). Great workout going up the hill ... took the bush track to keep off the road as it's a bit busy and windy. Were greated with amazing views of the Bay of Islands

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen559
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Steep so one reason to watch but also a PA so used to watch and protect others from harm. A pa is a fortified area usually in a place with good visibility. The views are amazing but the drops to the rocks and sea are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JosephineT679
Reviewed 4 May 2018

You don‘t expect what‘s comimg up starting the track on private property in the middle of the Tapeka urbanization. It climbs up to the top off the cliff first on a grassy track with spectacular views to both beaches - the Oneroa and Konorareka -...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Tauchmann
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Nice place to take the family, feels very safe and sheltered. Plenty of parking and picnic tables if you want them.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank k2512b
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The walk up could be a lot easier if the track was maintained better, but if your mildly fit & take it slow, the 360' view is worth it. TIP: do not attempt if wet.....could be very dangerous.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank sydneyboxhead
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Nice beach for families. Plenty of parking Wooden seating for eating while watching the world go by. Great fishing off the rocks or beach casting of the shore to the left hand side.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank dawn s
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The climb to the Pa site (Maori fortified headland) on the summit of Tapeka Point is steep in places, but is easily identified and not too difficult for all but the least fit. The sign recommends 60 minutes return; take that long to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Those that want to walk to the top of Flagstaff Hill can take this track. You can go direct via the end of the road, but if you would enjoy a more extensive walk take the track to the left about half way up the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank getdihere
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The steep track isn't for everyone, but the two beaches at Tapeka Point are well-worth a visit. Going down the hill, the open ocean shingle beach on the right is perfect for beach combing and exploring rock pools --- and the harbour beach on the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Don L
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The Point at Tapeka Point is a quiet spot here in the neighborhood of Russell town. The views are great and the water is nice, clear and cool. There's even toilet facilities here which makes it an easier go-to place however you probably need transportation...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Patrick L
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9 February 2017|
Response from TheTravelDiary3 |
Auckland is about three to four hours away.