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“Spectacular”
Review of Mount Paku

Mount Paku
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Cathedral Cove Day Trip from Auckland
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Tairua
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St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Drove up, then a short steep walk to the top. Wow! It was a beautiful day and the views were absolutely stunning - real picture postcard stuff. Certainly not to be missed.

Visited February 2014
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Thames, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Do not miss this view if you're in Tairua.”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Drive to the carpark and then a short sharp walk to the summit! It only takes 10-15 mins! Absolutely worth it for the spectacular views along the coast and inland to the Coromandel ranges.

Visited February 2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

A fairly rugged walk from the marina side to the top, not always well-marked, so we were glad of a little leaflet map from the Info station. The views on a clear, blue-skied day are spectacular! Definitely worth taking a 360 degree photo at the top. The view is better of Pauanui and the harbour than Tairua itself. Using our little map again, we worked out how to get down to the ocean beach- lovely views there too. Wear stout shoes. Take your own drinks or snacks if you want to enjoy food at the top. Definitely worth the climb. We did see a young family with a buggy, but that would be a challenge.

Visited April 2014
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paris
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“beautiful view”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

we went up there mostly driving and a short walk, it was easy and so well worth it ! the view is beautiful, 360°.

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Must do in Tairua”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were not aware of Mount Paku until the owner of the hotel where were staying at mentioned it to us and we are glad he did. The views from the top are amazing. Its about a 15 minute walk from the end of Paku Drive where you can park your car. Only the very last part of the climb is a bit steep over rocks. There are guard rails and my 7 year old managed without too much issue so should be fine.

Must do. We then had a picnic lunch at the base of the hill. Its a good stop over either to or from Auckland on the way to the rest of the Coromandel Peninsula

Visited March 2014
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