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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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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

We loved our 3 days at Bream Head, experiencing,for us, a very different part of NZ.The native bush was superb and we saw some wonderful specimens of Kauri and Puriri on both the Mt Lion and Mt Mania walks.Claire came down on our arrival and made us feel very welcome and provided us with an informative briefing of the area... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

What a great experience and excellent facility!!! The lodge and food were exceptional and our host, Claire, was very professional and friendly. She has really done her homework on this operation and you will not be disappointed. Everything about it was first class.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

I did this walk with a group of 8 other female friends. This is our fourth walk together. We prefer the fully catered private walks and have done the Tora Walk, Walk Gisbourne and one is the Bay of Plenty. The Bream Head Walk would rank as one of the top private walks in our opinion. The custom built accommodation... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

We are a group of 12 who have now been on four walks ....we do this annually and three of these have been for 3 nights. Claire and Mark have purpose built a fantastic lodge for walkers. It is tastefully furnished and has beaut outdoor living which includes a snazzy bath under the stars. The food is to die for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

Superb accommodation, great food as well as genial and very helpful owners all make a stay at Bream Head Coast walks an experience that exceeded my expectations! The many different walks available to suit all fitness and experience levels and the owners knowledge of each option each option is extensive. The brand-new lodge is purpose built to cater for singles... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

Claire and Mark Pearson are generous hosts who have thought of everything to make your experience one to thoroughly enjoy. The lodge is well designed and well appointed for small or large groups, (3 bathrooms for 12 people!). Claire's food is superb and appears like magic each day. The outdoor bath was so welcome at the end of a day's... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

A group 14 of us spent four days at Bream Head Coast Walks. Our ages in the group ranged from mid 50's to late 70's We cannot speak highly enough of the accommodation, food and hospitality offered to us. Claire is an amazing person who seems to have thought of everything. The lodge feels brand new and has all modern... More

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

We stayed at Claire's Lodge from 20 Feb to 23 Feb and we could not find fault with anything at all. Claire was a most accommodating host - nothing was too much trouble. The Lodge is a piece on New Zealand paradise tucked away up a gravel track - no TV, internet or cell phone coverage - perfect if you... More

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Port Chalmers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

As an older group we were delighted with the advice Clare gave us each day on the degree of difficulty of each walk and the weather conditions to expect. The accomodation is fresh and new with a variety of comfortable beds. the layout including the outside barbecue area and bath are great with excellent views of the terrain to be... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

If you're looking for a 3 day walking experience with gourmet food and accommodation in a new purpose built lodge this is the one. The walks offer options and the hosts, Claire and Mark, are more than happy to drop you off at the start and pick you up at the finish - or inbetween if necessary! They provided delicious... More

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