Monro Beach Walk

Monro Beach Walk

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Sarah

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Way to the beach through a rainforest was really interesting. Took lots of photos there. Unfortunately we did not see any of the penguins, but saw a seal puppy.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Daniel Baeyens

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

It was pouring when we went and the penguins were not there, but the walk was pretty lovely even raining.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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The Beans

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Found this by sheer luck. We thought this was near Knights Point, but you have to actually drive a couple of miles down the road where the Monro Beach Walk sign is on the left. Allow plenty of time for the return walk. We are reasonably fit and this took approximately 45mins each way - not including time on the beach looking for penguins! We did see a few Fjordland Crested penguins arrive back on the beach from feeding around 6pm, which definitely made the walk worthwhile despite the masses of sandflies on the beach. Recommend that you take binoculars for the best viewing experience. Please be respectful to the penguins and keep your distance if you see them. Camera zoom will pick up the detail when you get home :)

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Wirth Pascal

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Easy access, beautiful walk through the forest. The beach is very nice, even without penguins.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Sydney Lupton

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Simple walk through beautiful rainforest to a beautiful long beach. Penguins supposedly there but we did not come at the right time - even so was worth it!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Patricia Revel

France

Ranking: 10/10

2 hour walk with many bird sounds - wonderful.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Michael Heuer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely walk through rain forest, did not see penguins on the beach but thousands of sandflies (only on the beach, not on the walk).

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Manuela and Thomas

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

40km North of Haast. Very nice track to the beach through forest.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Abee and Suess

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk (1.5hours return) to a wild, beautiful coast scene and in the end we saw six penguins!! Very easy to go and there were not so many people!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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ORfam

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Pleasant walk thru the forest to the beach. We saw quite a few penguins walking back to their nest sites from the ocean - although from a bit of a distance. Very enjoyable visit.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Signe Kaspersen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Rainforest walk to a beautiful beach - saw glowworms in the dark!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Nick & Adele Waller

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

1/2 hour walk through rainforest to a small lagoon and back along the beach. Lovely walk and great place to have lunch.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Carel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful, hanging bridge and many plants.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Cindy & Glen Kerunsky

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

About 45 min each way through lovely rainforest. Clean, easy trail and a marvelous beach at the destination - possibly seals and penguins in season.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Rachel_Flowers

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Saw two penguins and a professional photographer photoing them. Sweet as!!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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topsy08

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very peaceful and pleasant walk through a beautiful forest. Didn't see any penguins at the beach but there were some oystercatchers and skua gliding past. No one else around and it was worth it just to get off the tourist track a little.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Michaela Strohmarer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely walk through forest, worth it even though we didn't see any penguins at the end.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Raith

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very scenic, walk through the rainforest to the beach.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Niels Van Welsenes

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Walking track to penguin colony, even without penguins it is great.

Reviewed about 9 years ago