Tacoma, New South Wales, Australia
April 12, 2002
The walkway is completely concreted and is suitable for skate boarders, roller skaters, push bike riders and walkers alike. On an overcast or sunny day, this is a great way to get a bit of fresh air and some gentle exercise. You don't have to walk the whole track as there are plenty of entry and exit points along the length of it. These points are clearly indicated with bright yellow signs at the side of the road with the words "Coastal Walkway". Some of these points have items or points of interest. A couple of these being:
1/ The starting point, Bell Block and Fitzroy, are popular surf and swimming beaches as is East End - the next district past Fitzroy.2/ At the Fitzroy end you will find the new Te Rewa Rewa Bridge which spans the Waiwhakaiho River near the mouth. The bridge has won some international award and when you look across the bridge, approaching from the Bell Block direction, the bridge looks like it is wrapping around Mount Taranaki in the distance.3/ The centre of town. This is where you will find the Wind Wand and, in summer, the stone sculptures competition. At this location you can also visit the Museum, Richmond House and the shops4/ The swimming baths at Kararoa, which also has a playground and rock pools5/ The port, where you exit the track, there is a souvenir shop and an arts and crafts shop for you to have a look at. The are also a number of nice cafes/restaurants which include fresh seafood and other delights on their menus.
I am unsure of the exact distance, but would say that it would be somewhere between 6 and 7 kilometers.
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