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Bream Head Coast Walks

395 Ody Road, R D 4, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
09 434 0571
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Whangarei
Type: Hiking Trails
Owner description: We are Northland's first three-day private unguided walk. Situated at Whangarei Heads our boutique walk encompasses private farmland, stunning ocean... more » Owner description: We are Northland's first three-day private unguided walk. Situated at Whangarei Heads our boutique walk encompasses private farmland, stunning ocean and harbour beaches, rural roads, recreational reserves and public walkways. Start each day from our immaculately presented lodge and walk through an amazing variety of landscapes. At the end of the day return for a delicious dinner prepared by us and cooked by you. This outstanding natural experience will leave you with lasting memories. « less
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We started the hike from Urquharts Bay, up and over all the ridges. There are probably close to a thousand steps up to start this hike, so be aware. The views are great from the top. After following the ridges for a while you can do a small class 3 scramble up to the top of a rock outcrop to... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Luxury (Well almost) accommodation, gourmet food, gracious hostess, 11 girls (well - women!). Day one - 6 hours of hard out hiking... up Bream head, then down (very good for thigh shaping)... swim in the crystal clear waters of Ocean Beach - yes in Mid May - then back to our gourmet supper along spectacular beach and gorgeous pasture. Bath... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Four friends were looking for a good, moderate two-day walk. We had planned to go to the Pinnacles but the hut was full so we found Peach Cove hut on the doc site and thought it looked good. We started at the Smugglers Cove end, and had a very pleasant start. Despite a very heavy shower we took Te Whara... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We walked the loop from the southwestern parking area to the old WWll gun emplacement, across a couple of ridges and then into Smuggler's Cove beach and on to the same parking area. It took about 3 hours at a leisurely pace with time for a swim in Smugglers Cove beach, which the trail cuts through. The current was quite... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a wonderful time. We couldnt have wished for better. Great lodge with everything we needed. It has been well thought out and is most comfortable. Claire is a great host and went the extra mile to look after us. The six of us have walked as a group together for 18 years and this was up there with... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a real hidden gem! The entire experience rates as one of the best catered walks I have done in NZ. The accommodation is top notch, Claire has thought of everything that would be needed after a long days walk; comfortable beds, plenty of showers and hot water AND fantastic food! The variety on this walk also makes it... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This three day walk was our 12th and definitely up with the best. Claire was an amazing accommodating host. She had thought of every little detail in the very comfortable lodge and with three bathrooms and the great outdoor shower a huge plus after a day of walking. It was great that we could customise our days walking to the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The 13th annual outing of our walking group found us at Bream Head. The weather wasn't especially kind on the day we (well, some of us) did the main ridge walk, but we all thoroughly enjoyed the various shorter routes we did on the other days and found wonderful views albeit from a bit lower down. The standard of the... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is our backyard. We have been strolling around these walks for 25 years and still love every minute of it. A magic and magestic place.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a very professionally run operation but still having very much the personal touch. The Lodge is most comfortable and the meals provided absolutely delicious. We particularly liked the outdoors bath after a day's hiking and listening to kiwis and moreporks calling at night, and were very impressed with the work being done in pest eradication in this area.... More

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