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. It is safe to explore here when the tide is out.

Getting there

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

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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