Beach at the end of Truman Track.
Image: Shellie Evans | ©
1.4 km return via same track
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.
Start from SH 6, 3 km north of the Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre in Punakaiki.
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.