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Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock

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Climb up Paritutu

This was the first thing we did on our trip. It was the kids highlight and they wanted to climb it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Unique experience

This is an experience well worth the time and effort to accomplish. It is Not for the faint... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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  • Average1%
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Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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All reviews worth the climb fear of heights coming down great climb steep rock well worth the effort short climb second half rock face sturdy footwear wear good shoes mt taranaki industrial area take your time weather conditions stunning views chain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first thing we did on our trip. It was the kids highlight and they wanted to climb it again and again - which was cool as my 12 year old is usually scared of heights. It was well worth the climb for...More

Thank nzcath2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an experience well worth the time and effort to accomplish. It is Not for the faint hearted or those unfit, but well worth the effort of doing for the spectacular views!

Thank janksoper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This climb took about 20 minutes and starts out fairly easy with a path and steep steps. About half way up it transitions to a steep rock climb (aided by a chain). No doubt this isn't an easy (but it is very doable) climb. The...More

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steep climb, very fun to do, does not take long but require some degree of dexterity. Nice view at the top too.

Thank Adventure817293
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A steady climb - taking around 15 minutes - it’s fun to ascend using chains and the view at the top is quite impressive. Especially if Mt Taranaki is peeking out!

Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This is my husbands favourite place to bring exchange students or visitors from overseas. It’s a quick 15min climb to the top. Lots of stairs- a good thigh burn, and then rocks while holding on to chain to the top. What a view! Well worth...More

Thank 397nikki
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Great to stop and take in the vista on a beautiful day and also a wild day watching the sea hammering the outer islands and spray reaching the shore over the top of the closest island.

Thank Murray T
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I didnt make it to the top. But the views looked amazing. The rock climb with the chains wasn't for me. But my partner has been up before and loved it.

Thank Oliver F
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We had a night in New Plymouth. Well worth the drive around the coast. The islands are great for photos.

1  Thank Shellyh1964
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Did not walk to the top as it looked a bit challenging in bad weather. Great views around the area and Paritutu Rock is very impressive

Thank Milly_Molly_Mandy63
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