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Elephant rock &the three sisters EPIC

We decided to take a quick road trip to Hamilton last week and thought we'd break the drive up by... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
New Zealand
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Wow, a natural wonder worth visiting.

You do need to plan to be there at the right time to get the tides right - and then its a short... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
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State Highway 3, Tongaporutu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we went, it was still high tide, so we weren't able to walk out and get up close. It was still impressive from the road side which gave a good view of Elephant Rock and the Three Sisters.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S7144PPgaryt
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

We decided to take a quick road trip to Hamilton last week and thought we'd break the drive up by having a walk. The three sisters turn off is well posted and easy to notice. Just minutes (driving) from the town of Mokau. Beautiful little...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

You do need to plan to be there at the right time to get the tides right - and then its a short walk from the natural carpark around the rocks to the 3 sisters. The whole walk is amazing. Elephant rock with the holes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bobboir
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A short drive from New Plymouth is a lovely walk along the beach to see these magnificent standing pillars (and one you can walk through. Consider the tide times, and possibility you might get wet feet, and plan to arrive in time to walk further...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank EricM75
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

As explorers of our beautiful Taranaki region we decided to take the four leggered hound 1hr North of New Plymouth to Tongaporutu. Car parking is easy just past the strip of batches. Plan to go at low tide and take shoes you don’t mind getting...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jayden S
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We went because of the review in NZ Frenzy and it was well worth the effort. You have to plan your trip around low tide as the first part from the car park involves wading through the river mouth and dark sand without seeing much...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Chris_NYorks
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit on low tide, amazing sunsets. One hour out of new playmouth city centre. Check tidal times before visiting.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dandeluxnz
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We drove up from New Plymouth (approx 60 mins) and loved this little spot. It was reasonably quiet and took us 10-15 minutes to walk down the beach and around to see the three sisters. The stone pillars themselves are beautiful but the beach itself...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank PeterWalks
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Take Clifton Rd off Highway 3 in Tongaporutu and continue down to the carpark. From there, it's a walk along the glittering black sand to the Three Sisters and Elephant Rock. Just make sure you keep track of the tides - the landforms are only...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Accessible at low tides, beautiful beach, clean and tidy. standing not too far away from the Elephant Rock (with it trunk missing) are the Three Sisters Rocks, also looks like one is missing,being swept by the waves, a must to visit if you're around that...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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