Mount Paku, Tairua

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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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  • Well we were here to view the beaches and the sights so the walk up the hill to the trig station was a good idea. A must do if you want to view the area from an elevated point. Take care going up and ...  more »
  • Takes a little bit of effort to get to the top but the view was worth it, overlooking Pauanui and Tairua, as well as some islands.  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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