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Time: Around 1 hour: Distance: 1.5km

The Truman Track is a short walk for the whole family. The track winds its way through native bush to a small, beautiful beach.The track ends at a cliff overlooking the Tasman Sea.

From the cliff top you can make your way down a short, but slippery set of stairs to the beach. The beach should only be accessed at low tide, high tide in this area is extremely dangerous as tides come in very quickly.

The beach mission tacks on another 10 mins onto the trip.

Stones - Truman Beach

Stones - Truman Beach

Crys

Don't mess with the tides!

Don't mess with the tides!

Eli Duke

Stunning Beach on the Truman walking Track

Stunning Beach on the Truman walking Track

unicorporated

Limestone Cliffs on Trumans Track

Limestone Cliffs on Trumans Track

Mollivan Jon

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31 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 3.

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Ramiro Araujo

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful tiny walk through iconic NZ vegetation with a mighty Rata tree in the middle.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Andreas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice short walk through the bush ending at the beach with a perfect view. Come here to see a gorgeous sunset.

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in March 2017

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Jocelyn Booy

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Lesser known stop - but well worth it. Great, slightly muddy rainforest walk to a stunning beach, carved stone steps and a pebble beach. Great waves. Definite stop worthy.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Shaan and Steven Baker

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great little walk through rainforest to beach and view of the coast - awesome place to explore and get your feet wet on a sunny day.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Natasha

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Short walk but comes out to a beach all on its own, would not swim as really rough, but it is a nice place to go to, more enjoyable than the walk to Pancake Rocks.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Bobbie Swartman

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful easy walk down to the beach and crashing waves!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Caleigh

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

A gorgeous short 15 minute walk to a stunning beach landscape perfect for a sunset. Take a little wine and enjoy a secluded view of the Tasman Sea, Truman Cove and even a small waterfall onto the beach. Beautiful!!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lisa

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice, short walk through New Zealand bush.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Elisabet

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice little walk through New Zealand bush.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Horitz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome beach with a small waterfall. Really enjoyed relaxing at the beach.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Nina Rittmann

Ranking: 10/10

One of the most beautiful spots I have seen in New Zealand! 10 minutes walk to the bay! Cute little waterfall, beautiful sandstone and wild waterplay! Only negative aspect are thousands of aggressive sandflies!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Douglas Yeates

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent short track for all fitness levels, 10 minutes each way. Beautiful trees and ferns then breaks out to fantastic limestone wind and wave sculpted rock formations by the ocean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Viola

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Cool short walk through rainforest down to the beach, you experience a lot within 30 minutes walking time.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

31 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 3.

Ramiro Araujo's avatar

Ramiro Araujo

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful tiny walk through iconic NZ vegetation with a mighty Rata tree in the middle.

Reviewed 4 months ago

Andreas's avatar

Andreas

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice short walk through the bush ending at the beach with a perfect view. Come here to see a gorgeous sunset.

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in March 2017

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Jocelyn Booy's avatar

Jocelyn Booy

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Lesser known stop - but well worth it. Great, slightly muddy rainforest walk to a stunning beach, carved stone steps and a pebble beach. Great waves. Definite stop worthy.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Shaan and Steven Baker

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great little walk through rainforest to beach and view of the coast - awesome place to explore and get your feet wet on a sunny day.

Reviewed 12 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Natasha

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Short walk but comes out to a beach all on its own, would not swim as really rough, but it is a nice place to go to, more enjoyable than the walk to Pancake Rocks.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Bobbie Swartman

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful easy walk down to the beach and crashing waves!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Caleigh

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

A gorgeous short 15 minute walk to a stunning beach landscape perfect for a sunset. Take a little wine and enjoy a secluded view of the Tasman Sea, Truman Cove and even a small waterfall onto the beach. Beautiful!!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

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Lisa

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice, short walk through New Zealand bush.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Elisabet

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice little walk through New Zealand bush.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Horitz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome beach with a small waterfall. Really enjoyed relaxing at the beach.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Nina Rittmann's avatar

Nina Rittmann

Ranking: 10/10

One of the most beautiful spots I have seen in New Zealand! 10 minutes walk to the bay! Cute little waterfall, beautiful sandstone and wild waterplay! Only negative aspect are thousands of aggressive sandflies!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Douglas Yeates

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent short track for all fitness levels, 10 minutes each way. Beautiful trees and ferns then breaks out to fantastic limestone wind and wave sculpted rock formations by the ocean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Viola

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Cool short walk through rainforest down to the beach, you experience a lot within 30 minutes walking time.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014