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.
The area above the beach including the area at the high tide mark has large rock overhangs. Do not linger under or near any sections of rock overhang at any time.