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Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve

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Stunning views and a "LonelyBay"

This is definitely one of the attractions of the area. You can drive up to a car park or walk on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rudolf J
Beautiful Scenery

We recommended to visit Lonely Beach during our tasting at Purangi Winery nearby and we are so glad... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely one of the attractions of the area. You can drive up to a car park or walk on well maintained paths from Flaxmill Bay or Cooks Beach.

Thank Rudolf J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recommended to visit Lonely Beach during our tasting at Purangi Winery nearby and we are so glad we did, very beautiful and so relaxing!

Thank E11ia
Reviewed May 25, 2018

amazing water. great facilities. great walks. lots of open space to pitch a tent or park a van. highly recommend

Thank Evan S
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We took a boat trip around the Mercury Bay coastline with Sea Cave Adventures, we stopped to take a closer look at these amazing cliffs and Les told us the story of why they have their name. The meeting of the sheer cliffs to the...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is just an amazing place to visit and experience. From the harbor it is magnificent but just as amazing when you visit. Take the time to experience this amazing historic plae.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed April 21, 2018

We hiked up to Shakespeare Cliff from Flaxmill Cottages (just a bit down the road). While it was quite a hike up to the top, the views were wonderful. At the top of the cliff there are signs that explain how Cook entered this cove...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Definitely a must see, stunning views and so pretty looking out over towards Whitianga and great little beaches. A lovely lookout and not far to walk at all. If we had more time we would have done more of the walking trails.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

We took the quick ferry ride over and had a nice walk up to the cliffs. We spent several hours walking the trails and returned to the ferry dock. Enjoy.

Thank jsburg
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Drove here from Whitianga and was not disappointed, the views are amazing as you’ll see in my photos. We walked down to lonely beach from there and had a paddle in the water, a must if not just for the views

1  Thank Damian L
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We caught the ferry from Whitianga and followed the road past Flaxmill Bay towards Shakespeare Cliff. There are a number of trails to follow, taking walkers through woodlands and open grassy areas. We enjoyed exploring the options, even though the terrain was steep at times....More

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December 7, 2016|
Response from batid | Reviewed this property |
‫there is a parking place near the lookout. ‬
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Response from bonita633 | Reviewed this property |
There is a beach to the left of Shakespear Reserve called Flaxmill Bay, and when you walk up to the lookout at Shakespear Reserve, there is also a walk way to Lonely Bay, a beautiful small Bay, you can also take a track... More