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Bream Head Coast Walks

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Address: 395 Ody Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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We are Northland's first three-day private unguided walk. Situated at...

We are Northland's first three-day private unguided walk. Situated at Whangarei Heads our boutique walk encompasses private farmland, stunning ocean and harbour beaches, rural roads, recreational reserves and public walkways. Start each day from our immaculately presented lodge and walk through an amazing variety of landscapes. At the end of the day return for a delicious dinner prepared by us and cooked by you. This outstanding natural experience will leave you with lasting memories.

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Three day walk in paradise

This was a wonderful area of New Zealand to explore and with the amazing accommodation and exceptional meals. We wanted to kidnap Claire and take her home to cook for us there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 May 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

This was a wonderful area of New Zealand to explore and with the amazing accommodation and exceptional meals. We wanted to kidnap Claire and take her home to cook for us there. You would not get better food anywhere else. The Lodge has been purpose built with everything you need for the most comfortable stay. It is so clean and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Walks with spectacular scenery - some level of fitness required but definitely worth the effort. Exquisite cuisine cooked onsite and beautifully presented. The owner is extremely helpful, nothing is too much effort, and she is full of local knowledge and little tips. We went kiwi spotting/listening at night and that was a highlight!! Accommodation is immaculate. All in all, a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We are not experienced hikers ( 4 of us) but we look forward to some challenging walks with a dose of luxury to our weekend away. We were not let down on both counts in fact it all exceeded our expectations. We arrived at the lodge to find a spotless lovely lodge with heaps of room to spare as we... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Although we live in Whangarei it was great to travel a small distance and be so well looked after and experience some of the fabulous sights of the north. The food was fantastic, beds super comfortable and it was lovely coming back to the lodge after a big walk and having a relaxing outdoor bubble bath. Would highly recommend for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

This was a return visit for me with a new team of WOPS ladies. We tramp together weekly and I had been telling them about my last experience with Claire and Bream Head Walks. Claire you are still getting it oh so right. The ease with our request for the extra night, your food presentation/menus awesome, lodge wonderfully clean, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

We arrived at the Claire's lodge to find that there were no other guests for the duration of our stay. Although it is nice to meet people with a shared interest in walking, it was luxurious to have this beautiful lodge on our own for 3 nights. Claire was a marvellous host providing wonderful food for the duration of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

What an unexpected surprise to discover a pod of 30 or so dolphins in the shallow shoreline surf. The sky was approaching dusk at 8:30pm and we enjoyed the long days of sun compared to our USA winter dusk at 5:30pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

Stayed in March and had the lodge to ourselves. Beautifully thought out lodge has everything you need including the outdoor bathtub. Claire was a wonderful host and her food was fantastic. Being able to have healthy breakfasts and walk lunches is great too. Day 2 walk was hard but the reward was seeing lots of Dolphins at smugglers cove when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

THIS WAS A LOVELY WALK WITH GREAT VIEWS ALL AROUND. take water with you on this walk and your camera,just stunnig

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Over the past 4 days we have walked from (1) Whangarei Heads Ocean Beach to Peach Cove and back, (2) around Whangarei Heads from Stuart Rd, McLeod Bay and back via Mt Aubrey, (3) Mt Manaia and (4) Urquharts Bay to Bream Head Gun Emplacements, Busby Head and back via Smugglers Cove. The Mt Manaia walk was the shortest, had... More 

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