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Amazing views/ scenery on a nice day

If the weather is good it is worth the effort to walk the length of the wharf and experience the... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
A favourite spot

Went for a day trip out here while back in Gisborne visiting the family. It's a place I know well... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Perth, Australia
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197 Wharekaka Road, Tolaga Bay 4077, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

If the weather is good it is worth the effort to walk the length of the wharf and experience the history of shipping in the East Coast.

Reviewed June 1, 2018

This is quite a wharf. The area was busy in its hay day and you can just imagine how busy this wharf was many years ago

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Went for a day trip out here while back in Gisborne visiting the family. It's a place I know well as we used to go fishing here a lot when I was a kid. Its a long jetty, but seemed a lot longer when I...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Stopped at Tolaga Bay Wharf for a motor home lunch break and stretch of the legs to break up our trip. Well worth a visit: the information plaques were very interesting (in terms of history and engineering), lovely bay, dramatic cliffs and the walk a...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The wharf is worth a visit. Unfortunately it is unsafe to walk on but they hope to restore it at some stage

Thank Faye D
Reviewed March 31, 2018

A piece of New Aealands History, unfortunately being allowed to crumble into the sea, as time, salt water and the weather are wearing the Concrete away. Has now been closed to people walking out on. On the same access road is the abandond building of...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The history of the wharf was really interesting & it was great to be able to walk the length of the bridge in this stunning bay. It is over 600m long. Many people fish from the end.

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed January 9, 2018

An easy stroll to see folk fishing swimming and if you are lucky the goat herd on the cliff face adjoining the wharf. An enjoyable piece of real NZ history

Thank Kelvin O
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the campground for a night which is right next to the wharf. A friendly family place and chance to walk and take photos of wharf.

Thank MyAdventures_Gavin
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very wet and windy day which was exhilarating to say the least. It is well worth just stopping and reading the story of the wharf on the fabulous entrance before setting off, this will certainly enhance the walk just imagining what...More

Thank neil1342014
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