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Opua Forest Lookout Track

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Worth a walk

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Port Macquarie, Australia
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Great for the walk

The views at the top of the hill are nice but not fantastic. However, if you want a nice walk that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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1 week ago
“Worth a walk”
4 weeks ago
“Great for the walk”
74 School Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 30 June 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!

Thank CroatianWay
Reviewed 21 June 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

Thank Peonie49
Reviewed 20 June 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

1  Thank Ksenia C
Reviewed 22 April 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

1  Thank PreetiChhatre
Reviewed 11 March 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

Thank heg2018
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

Thank CindyJohn2015
Reviewed 24 April 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

1  Thank Tahlia G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The path is well made with a few steps. Delightful walk through the native bush, providing excellent shade for the walk. A couple of seats reward the walker with an excellent view while catching your breath.

1  Thank Joanna K
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