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Mount Paku

Tairua, New Zealand
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“easy walk” (9 reviews)
“steep climb” (7 reviews)
“degree view” (5 reviews)
Tairua, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really recommend taking the steel hike to the top of Mt Paku, another volcano. It only takes about 15-minutes. Make sure you wear sun protection and a comfy hat. The views from the top are spectacular, the water in particular is amazing to see...More

Thank TeaganG991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike is steep, and decent shoes make it feel a bit safer, especially near the top. Some of the hike feels like you are crossing private backyards. It took us about 15-20 minutes to walk from Puka Drive and back. The view from the...More

Thank Henrike R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst lodging in Tairua we were staying in Paku Drive, so we chose to walk all the way from our accommodation. However, there is a small parking area at the start of the track up ro the top, should you be arriving by car. The...More

Thank mekydro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the top of Mount Paku are great. It's a very steep walk and not suitable for anyone who may struggle with steep hills and lots of steps up to the top.

Thank livliv88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can drive up to near top and take track to the top where there is an absolutely fantastic view of beach, sea, islands, valley. A beautiful place to be.

Thank 763anne
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We drove to the car park after a visit to the Information Centre who recommended this visit. A nice walk up a well formed track that has lots of easy steps. Most of the steps are on volcanic rock hard and naturally formed.The views are...More

Thank John & Cheryl H
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A very nice view on a nice day from the top of mount paaku. You do need to climb a little towards the end of the track so this may not be appropriate for older people or very young children unless you can carry them.

Thank Jane Z
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Short walk to the top to get 360 views of the area. you can park at the bottom of the path or further down

Thank jenzvb
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A very easy & short walk was rewarded with panoramic views over the pacific ocean, Pauanui & Tairua.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

not the easiest track to walk. the last bit is climbing over rocks. The view is worth the walk. Best to do on a sunny day to enjoy the view

Thank kevinngaire
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27 July 2016|
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Response from Vivienne P | Reviewed this property |
You can drive up to the car park and it is about 10 minutes walking to get to the top up quite steep stairs, 20 minutes round trip back to your car, OR if you want an extended walk you can walk from Tairua township itself so... More