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Slight effort for huge rewards, suprisingly quiet

We went because of the review in NZ Frenzy and it was well worth the effort. You have to plan your... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Chris_NYorks
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
Amazing spot

Great place to visit on low tide, amazing sunsets. One hour out of new playmouth city centre. Check... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
dandeluxnz
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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State Highway 3, Tongaporutu, New Zealand
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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

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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.

Thank dandeluxnz
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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

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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

Thank Liz R
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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

Thank richkams
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Friends, who live in Mokau, took us to this attraction. Sparkling black sand (like metallic paint) and a lovely walk to the 3 sisters and elephant rock, with a distant Mt Taranaki in the background. Very similar to the 12 apostles in Port Campbell in...More

Thank Andy R
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

A beautiful stroll on the beach!! You want to go at low tide if you plan to see Elephant rock. The black sand sparkles and it is gorgeous!

Thank beccagreenleaf
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

On the road north there is a lookout just over the river where you can just stop and admire the scenery of the river and the 3 sisters. Or you can drive down to the beach and walk to them. It is worth doing as...More

Thank Ah62
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

After checking the tide times the night before, we had plenty of time to walk along the beach to the river mouth for a wonderful view of the Three Sisters rock formations. The walk took around 15 minutes and the sand was reasonably firm. There...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Not only are the Three Sisters beautiful, the whole area is gorgeous. Make sure you plan accordingly, and go at low tide. Also, if you use google maps it will take you to someone's property which overlooks the three sisters. If you continue back to...More

1  Thank Kristin Y
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