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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  • We drove to Tairua to see Mt. Paku, a volcanic peak at the tip of the Tairua harbor. We were able to drive within 1 km of the summit, parking our car on Tirinui Crescent. From there, it was a short....  more »
  • Extremely steep but short climb to get to the start of the track but the views were amazing. The track itself isn't that long so we enjoyed the walk up. Would recommend to see this if visiting the...  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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