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A Good Climb With Excellent Views!

it's a steady climb up Mount Paku, involving a lot of steep slopes, steps and some scrabbling up rockier 'steps' to get to the top, but the views from the top are excellent! Walk... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2017
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

it's a steady climb up Mount Paku, involving a lot of steep slopes, steps and some scrabbling up rockier 'steps' to get to the top, but the views from the top are excellent! Walk back down and park your feet in the sea for a refreshing foot spa.

Thank Susan_C_SN5109
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

If you don't want to walk up from sea level, you can drive most of the way then walk up the track. Great views from the top make the steep but short track worth it. I had a bad knee (torn meniscus) when I scrambled up but it was do-able.

Thank Rosie C
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Steep but short walk. The views are amazing, so thoroughly recommend. The walk is rather short (10 min).

Thank VicDev
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We drove as far as possible up Mt Paku and walked the remaining 10 minutes to the summit. Views on the ascent and at the very top were fabulous. Well worth a visit. Note the steps at the very end of the ascent are basically the stones that form the top of the mountain and are a little more challenging... More 

Thank sfl12017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming to Tairua for years and never tackled the mighty Mt Paku. Well today we did. With an 18 month old! All good though. Best advice I can give is to do the full walk so you get the best appreciation for the incredible view and can incorporate a visit to the wonderful Old... More 

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New Zealand
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

There is a nice path and when you get to the top the views are spectacular. There was a very friendly cat that greeted us on the top. Fun!

Thank TravelFunVermont
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

I deeply envy the people that live with that view. It's a short 5-10 minute walk to the summit from the car park. It is steep in places, with exposed tree roots, rocks as steps and some loose sections. So it's worth the climb, but might not be suited for elderly.

Thank Jon P
Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Only a few hundred metres from the parking area to the summit. This is a stunning viewpoint offering almost 360 degree look at the surrounding bays. Plenty of families with young kids, but it would be impossible for anyone with mobility issues.

Thank martout
Tierra Verde, Florida
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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

My husband is 79 & I am 67 and this is the 2nd time we did this hike. The path can be a bit challenging for us older folk, however the views are priceless. Tairu is one of our favorite places on earth. Come visit & stay at the Colleith lodge. The very best

Thank KAW0107
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Simply say, stunning views from the top of the mount, to the beach front, the sandy beach, to the river at the distance, to the rolling mountains, and to the town below. You can easily drive up to the highest point for car, park the car and continue by walking through a bit steep walkway and steps, but it should... More 

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