Beach at the end of Truman Track.

Image: Shellie Evans | ©

Introduction

Walk through unspoiled subtropical forest to a spectacular coastline.

Track overview

1.4 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

30 min return Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Truman Track is a walk through unspoiled subtropical forest where podocarp and rātā trees tower above thickets of vine and nīkau palms. The track emerges on a spectacular coastline with cliffs, caverns, a blowhole and a waterfall that plummets straight onto a rock-strewn beach. A stairway provides access to the beach.

Getting there

Start from SH 6, 3 km north of the Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre in Punakaiki.

Know before you go

It is not safe to go onto the beach during rough seas or high tide. Rogue waves are a risk on this beach at all times.

Contacts

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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