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All reviews steep climb well worth the effort easy walk stunning views short hike follow the signs car park minute walk the pacific ocean small section information centre nice walk surprised how dormant volcano summit walk cathedral cove kailua
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can get to the top of Mount Paku up a fairly steep but shortish path in about 15 minutes if you park in Paku drive and follow the signs. As it was a sunny day had fantastic views from the top. Great for photos!

Thank Bigjake33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice vista overlooking most the surrounding areas. Had a number of informational plagues along the pretty hard path up to the top. There's parking below that is just off the road up. If you have extra driver, you can do a drop off at 2...More

Thank Discover800128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place to get fantastic views of the area, there are plenty of places to take photos and many walking tracks around the area.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by this location (as it was my last stop while on a full day tour with Kiwi Day Trips), and after a short hike up this old volcanic plug, the scenes are REALLY really fantastic! Going up Mount Paku is fairly easy although...More

Thank Jeff206
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The climb is worth the effort with great views from the top of the volcanic cone. You can walk from the bottom or drive most of the way up and then it is about a 15 minute walk to the top. There is a small...More

Thank Barry R
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is a short easy climb up stairs and a few rocks that gives you a fantastic view of the entire beautiful area. I was surprised how good it was, since you are in the middle of a neighborhood. Nice plaques along the way mark...More

Thank PS00011
Reviewed August 28, 2018

There is no parking in the streets that lead to Mount Paku but unrestricted parking at the parkland on Paku Drive - just past Anton & Marys B&B. From the carpark you will see white post 'Walkway" signs in rear left of park. If you...More

1  Thank Emanpee
Reviewed May 31, 2018

The amazing views are worth the climb to the top of Mt. Paku. Have your camera ready as you will not be disappointed. The trail also has lots of placards along the way to tell you about the history. We went in May 2018 and...More

Thank HappyTravelerIAm
Reviewed May 27, 2018

The walk up Mt Puku at the harbor entrances was easy enough with the odd steeper parts closer to the summit, BUT the 360 degree views at the top were stunning. The Islands to the seaward, the coastlines North & South, and of course the...More

Thank nickwillemse60
Reviewed May 15, 2018

The steep, often narrow climb is well worth the effort for stunning views of Tairua township, the harbour, the coastline and the mountains inland. You can begin the walk from the waterside but it's steep and through houses etc. Better to park at the reserve...More

1  Thank deborahk879
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Justyna C
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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
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