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Opua Forest Lookout Track

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Wonderful forest

It’s worth just going into the forest, even if you don’t make it to the top (which we didn’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oslo, Norway
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Very tropical feeling but an uphill hike

My wife loves this and the many beautiful hikes found throughput the Bay of Islands and Kerikeri... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Warren N
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74 School Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s worth just going into the forest, even if you don’t make it to the top (which we didn’t because it was too hot). It’s super lush and green and wonderful to see. The climb is a little steep in parts, but you can just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lalippart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The word "LOOKOUT" should be removed from this place. Why, because the views were very limited, they are blocked by bushes and trees. It is a nice walk or exercises track if you like, but not a good Look Out place. The views are only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife loves this and the many beautiful hikes found throughput the Bay of Islands and Kerikeri. No, I haven’t walked it due to a medical condition (Lung Transplant leaving only one lung). .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Warren N
Reviewed 2 December 2018

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 1 November 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 11 October 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 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!

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank PreetiChhatre
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