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Bream Head Coast Walks

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Address: 395 Ody Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 434 0571
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We are Northland's first three-day private unguided walk. Situated at...

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.

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Glamping at Bream Head-a treasure

This is an amazing 3 day glamping experience where you stay in modern comfortable accommodation and venture out over the next 3 days on various walks. The food provided by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2016
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is an amazing 3 day glamping experience where you stay in modern comfortable accommodation and venture out over the next 3 days on various walks. The food provided by Claire was superb at all levels-loved the Hapuka smoked pie. The little extras that gave this experience were the outdoor bath and a visit by a local therapeutic masseuse Rosie,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

You have several choices short hikes to the bays or bream head or the long hike over to Ocean beach, which requires more effort fitness level must be good children over 8 if you take your time is OK we took a group of older children 11+ great views from the top of the mountain area some steep areas to... More 

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This was a truly comfortable and wonderful experience, food was fantastic, with little preparation on our part, the lodge was extremely well thought out, beds were tip top and all other equipment first class in particular the outside covered area. Claire is of the type who wants you to enjoy everything, just ask and a positive reply will come. Plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

i am used to backpacking and organising my own food when hiking. it was fun to use a package deal. claire was courteous and well-organised in her emails, and her unobtrusive catering for us during our stay in her purpose-built beach house - dropping the meals off, dropping us off to the day walks, giving advice about alternative routes to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience to walk to the top of this New Zealand icon. Views to take the breath away. DOC have done a superb job putting steps in much of the steep climbs.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Steep at the beginning with so many welcome steps formed by the DOC, but some great views make the effort worthwhile. Shame there was only time to return by the rather less worthy road route!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The track can be a tricky one at times if you are going to be doing a little exploring as well.. Good trails to follow. Good tracks and a good hike to get your muscles moving. and even if you want to, have a swim at Ocean Beach when you finish. Great bush, views and scenery. Bring water and a... More 

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Paderborn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This walk is a perfect way to spend several hours, it recommends that from smugglers cove to ocean beach, via Mt Lion and Bream Head that the walk will talk 5hr 10. We managed it in 3hrs 14 but I'm not sure everyone enjoyed the pace. The steps are relentless in places and I guess if it was really wet... More 

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Whangarei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Views that astound, bush and birds, steep but take it easy and take in the spectacular scenery. Jump in the sea once back on the beach. Highly recommend this adventure

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Smugglers Cove Coastal walk is spectacular and a must for all visitors. The pretty drive from Whangarei to Urquarts Bay takes about 40 mins and is also a beautiful drive. The parking area is at the end of the Urquarts Bay Road and the walk is a loop taking in beautiful views of the harbour and passing a white... More 

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