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Tutukaka Headland

Address: Landowners Lane, Tutukaka, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Tutukaka
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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Torrevieja, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Worth the effort but some of it is pretty tough going, there are some pretty steep parts of the track and I would not recommend it if you are not so steady on your feet. The view from the lighthouse makes it all worth while though. It´s about 50 minutes to the lighthouse and back again without any stopping.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a 2km walk taking about an hour, more if you stop for the views. Access is easy about two hours either side of low tide. The walk down to the beach has well made steps but on the other side it's all dirt track which is steep in some parts and an easy incline in others. The view... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Easy walk to Kukutauwhao Island but the track from the beach to the top towards the light house is quite physical demanding. Nevertheless, the first part of the walkway has cover the best view so not necessary to do the climbing.

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

One of the dive masters at Dive Tutukaka let us in on this secret walk that isn't commonly on the regular tourist radar (but totally should be, although I'm hoping it'll stay a secret so we can all enjoy this sanctuary a little while longer). To get here, continue to drive past Tutukaka on Matapouri Road, and turn right onto... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This walk has it all - a well maintained grass track and steps lead down to a series of little beaches and bays, then it's up through the bush to the lighthouse, You are treated to spectacular views along the way and vast ocean views from the top.

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Yealmpton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Firstly ignore the unhelpful signs put up by locals to say private road and limited turning. It is the turning up above Tutukaka marina (not down at the marina), the road is open to the public and there is a good car park at the end. The walk itself is short but with fantastic views from open grasslands along the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Visited this lighthouse headland 2 years ago---easy walk and I enjoyed it. you walk down a steep path to sea rocks that you hop over to get to a little beach and then a bush path to the lighthouse.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

easy access to amazing views. swim on the way. really get your heart rate up. Could do with some camera's in the car park due to theiving.

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Cambridge
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is an excellent trip but at high tide you only go halfway so be careful not to get stranded. There is a steep descent and climb but is worth it and just take your time.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Overall this is one of the most beautiful areas on the north island, with dramatic rises, sandy beaches, and views of Poor Knight's Islands (favored by divers). The walk is varied in scenery and difficulty. From the parking area (up a narrow driveway), it is an easy stroll through grasslands on a mowed path, to a park bench where one... More 

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