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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  • The hardest part of this hike was finding the start of the walking track: seems like there are a few places that connect to the track but we started at a signed car park on Paku Dr. It will take you t...  more »
  • From our accommodation it was a 20-minute walk to the viewpoint at the top of Mount Paku (148 m). From the beach, it may be 10 minutes more. The last few meters go a little over rocks (so not strollers suitable) and it's also a little steep. But you will be rewarded with a wonderful view! If you are in the area: Make it easy!
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  • 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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