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Opua Forest Lookout Track

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A nice find

We wanted to do something with ou NZ friends and this was within walking distance of our lodgings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara M
Albany, New York
Worth a walk

Just situated out of the centre requiring a short drive up School Rd. Beautiful forest walk on a... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Port Macquarie, Australia
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74 School Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to do something with ou NZ friends and this was within walking distance of our lodgings. The hike was not difficult, though some uphill parts got my heart rate up. The views were well worth the climb. The trail was very well maintained...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Just situated out of the centre requiring a short drive up School Rd. Beautiful forest walk on a medium gradient, well maintained track. Took about 45 min return for track. View from the top is great but a shame view interrupted by trees.. hate to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The views at the top of the hill are nice but not fantastic. However, if you want a nice walk that will get your heart rate up then this is excellent and is a steady climb over the 1.4km track with very little flat ground.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed June 30, 2018

I loved the hike on the Opua Lookout Track. The forest is thick and ethereal. The lookout gives you the perfect view of the Bay of Islands. Definitely recommend!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank CroatianWay
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

With some wet weather keeping us inside we took the opportunity to do this walk when the rain stopped. Although the weather had been wet the track was very well maintained and not boggy or muddy. The walk is up to the ridge and obviously...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peonie49
Reviewed June 20, 2018

there is a 30 min walk to the lookout, and then i took another walk for 2 hours, which was pretty intense, up and down, but i was preparing for the hike, so i like it. on the other side of this 2 hour track...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ksenia C
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

It is a hidden surprise while in Paihia. If you love trekking, forest walks, this is a must do. The entry to the forest trail is easily accessible using maps... You need to take the school road. An uphill route... But not much difficult... There...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank PreetiChhatre
Reviewed March 11, 2018

The start of the lookout track was a little difficult to find from the map we had although luckily there were some walkers near by that pointed it out. The track is well kept and the shade was welcome as it was a hot day....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank heg2018
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Awesome bike ride, and beautiful scenery. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to bike this. Just remember to take refreshments, and suncream.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank CindyJohn2015
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

The walk was nice but the view at the end was hard to see between all the bushy trees. I didn't mind though as the walk itself was beautiful, with a stream or two near the start and well maintained pathways and stairs. I went...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Tahlia G
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