Viewed from the Florence Hill lookout on the Scenic Route, this beach is famous for its symmetry and beauty. The whole valley behind the beach is still clothed in native forest and is the site of the Tautuku Outdoor Education Centre. Tautuku Peninsula, at the west end of the beach, was renowned as an early European whaling base.
Getting there: There is direct access to all three walks off SH92, the Southern Scenic Route.
Lots of other options in this area as well. Check out more walks here
Tautuku Bay Time: 15 min return
Tautuku is a spectacular, forest-fringed bay that sweeps round to an impressive headland. The walk to the bay suits all ages.
Lake Wilkie Time: 30 min return
Tautuku Estuary Boardwalk Time: 30 min return