Mt Talau

Mt Talau, Neiafu: Address, Mt Talau Reviews: 4.5/5

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Ozclarkie
Tongatapu Island, Tonga102 contributions
Weird steep uneven stairs but worth it ...
Jan 2021 • Friends
Getting up and then back down on a wet day was so hard ... stairs are steep, slippery, non-consistent heights, mostly not flat and there are a lot ... but, it was worth it ...

Two of the four viewing areas were available and the views amazing ...
Written January 28, 2021
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Margaret Ella S
Auckland Central, New Zealand28 contributions
Reasonable access, very steep steps to 2 viewing platforms
Oct 2019
Visited on foor from Neiafu township. Past residential houses, dogs, chickens and pigs friendly! Paths after leaving streets/roads a little over grown. Signage dirty and damaged as were very step concrete steps. Steps also missing from viewing platforms. View great even in cloudy drizzle.We ventured back down via a poorly marked path to the left at the top of the concrete steps. No signs to discourage or warn of danger so we ventured on via track through bush/forest down narrow rock chasm and finally came out near main entrance and sign! Quite an adventure!
Written October 13, 2019
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Stuart W
15 contributions
Spectacular view!!
Sep 2019 • Friends
A long meandering walk through the village and out to Mt Talau leads you to a spectacular view of the harbour, inlets and islands. Definitely worth the walk.
Written October 8, 2019
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Marie F
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions
Make a day of it, the cycle ride from Neiafu is around 2.5km return, its worth it to try a bike ride in.
Aug 2019
Mt Talau consists of an undulating rise to the bottom of the steps, you will climb up 170 steps, (steep) to get to the summit, its a great view and there are two viewing platforms. Unfortunately the place is unkept but very tidy, best views in Vavau to see the islands and on a clear days its a stunner
Written August 30, 2019
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P7478NZbarbaras
Queenstown, New Zealand60 contributions
Great view
Aug 2019
Easy hike up the stairs which are not horizontal so would be slippy if wet. The views from the top are good but not 360 degrees. There are a couple of places where you can peek out through bushes at the view. Good way to spend an hour or so in Neiafu.
Written August 24, 2019
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Isabell8785
Tauranga, New Zealand686 contributions
Great panorama
Aug 2019 • Couples
Easy and quick hike for a good view! 180 steep stairs to climb and a great thing to do on a Sunday where there is nothing else to do on the island.
Written August 19, 2019
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Jennifer H
51 contributions
Amazing views, watch your step
May 2019 • Friends
Mt Talau is a high point in the Va Va'u Island Group. Spectacular sunrise views. After a short drive up the mountain, you hike up 187 (or was it 178) cement stairs to the top. The stairs are well made and have a sturdy handrail. I am usually afraid of heights, not here. However, it is challenging getting onto the viewing platforms. Be extra careful as steps may be covered in brush and handrails don't exist for getting onto the platforms. The views easily make it worth the trip.
Written May 27, 2019
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NancyGehron
Falls Church, VA39 contributions
Wow, this is for folks who want a short workout and are not afraid of heights!
May 2019 • Solo
I have gone up the crazy stairs to Mt. Talau several times and it is always a thrill. Just do it! Take your camera,your nerve and your good balance. Going down is actually scarier than going up!! ENJOY!!
Written May 8, 2019
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Superwoman888
Auckland Central, New Zealand317 contributions
Scenic lookout
Mar 2019 • Couples
Heading up to Mt Talau is a good walk to do from the port area, the distance being approximately 3 km and in the hot weather took about 40 minutes one way.

The path went through residential areas and then bush, with a set of steep stairs to climb before we reached the top.
We walked in dry and hot weather, so note that doing this in wet weather would require extra care.

The scenic views from the platforms at the top of Va'vau and the sea are stunning.
Written April 27, 2019
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phonebill
Cary, NC95 contributions
Great Views from Above Vava'u!
Sep 2018 • Solo
There are a LOT of steps leading up to the top of Mt. Talau. On a visit several years ago, there was only a dirt path. This has now been replaced with concrete steps which make the footing easier to negotiate. The view of the town and harbor below is worth the trip. I went at mid-day but I would bet that there would be some really good sunrise and sunset photo opportunities from up here.
Written November 12, 2018
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