Mount Paku, Tairua
(4.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Mount Paku and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tairua using our Tairua tourist route planner.
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  • A must and well worth the gentle climb to reach an awesome 360 degree view. Thongs (flip flops) are ok foot ware for the first half of the walk up but you will need more suitable footware for the fina...  more »
  • Beautiful to walk along a near deserted beautiful beach. The water was clear and clean. Pohutakawas lining the shore. Surreal!! 
  • Very easy walk and awsome views. No more than 20 mn walk with some indications of the Taipu history and the first inhabitants. Recomended!