We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Choose your day and stretch of the walk” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coastal Walkway

Coastal Walkway
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Utterly spectacular 11km long walkway along the seafront in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Walk, ride skate or scoot from Bell Block in the north to Port Taranaki to the south taking in the stunning Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, three swimming beaches, a golf club, rolling farm land, rivers and various accessways to residential and shopping areas.
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
149 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Choose your day and stretch of the walk”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

We walked from Ngamotu Beach (the port end of the walkway) to the Wind Wand, and back. It was a sunny Saturday morning and there was a bit of 'jostling for position' between cyclists, skaters, walkers and dog-walkers. I feel the walkway would be significantly safer if a division was painted, to assign a cycle-only lane and avoid near-misses between cyclists and pedestrians. The views of the ocean and port were pleasant, but we later realised the section of the walkway from the Wind Wand towards the east is much more scenic. In summary: try to avoid walking at busy times, and aim to focus your walk the eastern section.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Perpetual_Student_NZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,082 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    858
    203
    21
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Casotal Walkway enjoyed by young and not so young”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

It's just such an easy path to navigate and being on the seaside, it's always changing.
Great for taking kids with bikes.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Crusing43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The walkway is easy to access, good views and the bridge is amazing. We sadly had to turn back half way through our walk as the weather turned!

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Shinx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tauranga
Level Contributor
87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“NP's best asset!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a truly fabulous walkway, we walked 6km of it. Ideal for all ages and abilites. Would highly recommend it as a Must Do when in New Plymouth - very impressive!

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank MCJ66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome feature for NP”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Loved the ease of the walkway, the coffee places along the way, the distance markers - everything. What an asset.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Emily C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Coastal Walkway also viewed

New Plymouth, Taranaki Region
New Plymouth, Taranaki Region
 
New Plymouth, Taranaki Region
 

Been to Coastal Walkway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing