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New Plymouth Coastal Walkway

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Lovely walk

Really enjoyed my walk along the walkway on a recent visit to New Plymouth. So nice to walk on an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carol C
via mobile
Leading the Way

This is the most wonderful walkway around a city coast line that I've ever seen. It's truly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarra H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my walk along the walkway on a recent visit to New Plymouth. So nice to walk on an even surface. The dog enjoyed it too!!

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the most wonderful walkway around a city coast line that I've ever seen. It's truly beautifully done It's sealed and everyone can use it. Walk, run, take the dogs and kids, cyclists, long boarders and even the older folk with walkers and scooters.

Thank Sarra H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Coastal Walkway is a great public area to walk with friends, kids or just cycling along at full steam. The land that this walkway is sitting on was previously a multiple-rail yard (now it is just a single rail) and before that it was...More

Thank Paul_Robertson62
Reviewed 1 week ago

A daily walk with our dog along this beautiful wide sealed walkway is a joy, no matter what the weather - except in high winds and at high tide!!! The ever changing vista of the coastline and city, fellow walkers, joggers, cyclists and scootered youngsters...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled by bus to the bridge as part of a partners program. It was an overcast day but the bridge was stunning & the view of Mt Taranaki was perfect. Wish we had had enough time to walk the full length of the walkway...More

Thank phillipam2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked a short section of this stunning walkway in June, we definitely want to come back when we have more time and do some more

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit whatever the weather but especially when decent. Great for running biking cycling. Ppl on it also always seem happy too.

Thank chitake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those coastal walks where you can join or leave at a number of places. On a wild day the seas can be inspiring.

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 13 kilometre walkway along beaches and city attractions. You can easily choose to walk all or just sections of this walkway and it is pretty flat and accessible for all at most points. It runs from the Hickford Park, Bell Block in the east...More

Thank jbjo13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous scenic walkway, great place to take friends,family, dogs walking, awesome for bikeriding. Great walkway.

Thank nakigirlz2016
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2 May 2017|
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Response from Shane B | Reviewed this property |
Yes although we had our own bikes we saw several people/groups with hired bikes I am aware there is a place you can hire them at the port end of the walkway.
27 December 2014|
Response from NPDC_Marketing |
We have free mobility scooters available for hire. Please contact us on 06-759 6060 or enquiries@npdc.govt.nz to book.