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Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock

Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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not for dogs

did this twice and it's really beautiful. it's not easy though, stairs most of the way and then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura D
Durham, United Kingdom
via mobile
brilliant views from the top of Paratutu

Not as difficult as is made out. The steps going up are tough on the legs. The rock/chain climb to... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

did this twice and it's really beautiful. it's not easy though, stairs most of the way and then climb with a chain for help for the rest. both times i saw people who brought their dogs, one got left tied up half way in the...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Not as difficult as is made out. The steps going up are tough on the legs. The rock/chain climb to the top is really not that hard. Saw people of all ages and sizes managing very well. Looks harder than it actually is. definitely worth...More

Thank Diane021964
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Park off and enjoy the sunset. If you stay late enough in Summer, the Starlings may treat you with a cloud dance when they come to roost. Take a walk down to Back Beach.

Thank ystervark838
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The host of where I was staying suggested going to the Rock and climbing up to the flat viewing platform at the top. It was early in the morning when I went and it was only me, I would hate to do it with lots...More

Thank applegate69
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My son spent ages enticing me to climb Paritutu Rock. Must admit he didn't tell me about the difficulty of second half of the climb - not for the faint hearted! Do not attempt this unless you are fairly strong and active, do not have...More

1  Thank roderickt380
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit to stop at and enjoy the walk. View is amazing from the top. We had a beautiful but cool morning. A must if your in the area

Thank Leonie C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

If you were wanting to have a nice relaxing walk this is the place to go. if you wanting to have a quick swim or surf it's definitely here and something everyone must try is to climb Paritutu Rock where you can look over our...More

Thank DoniSilvia
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Paritutu rock is located in such a way that if you dare the climb you are rewarded by unparalleled views of New Plymouth, Mt Taranaki and the entire coast and Islands. The climb is not for the faint hearted and a reasonable degree of fitness...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The kids loved climbing up the steps unfortunately it was too windy we didn't attempt the final bit and our youngest (6yrs) wouldn't have handled it. You hold on to chains and almost rock climb. If it wasn't windy it may have been possible for...More

Thank natashab560
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had spent the day with friends exploring the many areas of Taranaki. We first started with our drive to Dawsons Falls. It was pouring with rain, but yet still a very enjoyable (if not slightly slippy) walk and climb to the falls. Then we...More

Thank Allie C
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