Mount Paku, Tairua

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Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
Climb to the peak of Mount Paku, a twin-coned volcano that offers 360-degree views of the landscape and coastline. The hike is surprisingly short for such fantastic views, averaging about 20 minutes to reach the top. Stop for some photo ops and check out the educational displays identifying parts of the panorama and the area's history. The trail can get a little tricky and does not always provide handrails, so remember to wear comfortable shoes with good traction. Put Mount Paku and other Tairua attractions into our Tairua journey planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Fascinating climb up the local volcanic cone with a bit of history thrown in. Great views back over the harbour and out to sea. Bit of a scramble at the end so some level of fitness/dexterity...  more »
  • Although you can see Mount Paku from quite a distance (we got our first sight on this occasion driving down the SH25 at Pumkin Hill), it's not so obvious how to get to it from the town. There are no....  more »
  • Finding the start trail was a bit of a challenge, getting to the top is easy and the view when you get there - magnificent!
  • Steep uphill climb with a good path/track, 20 minutes each way with a trick stair/rock climb before the summit. Reasonable fitness level and balance necessary, view amazing from the top, loved it.

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