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. Arrange your visit to Mount Paku and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tairua using our Tairua tourist route planner.
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  • If you don't want to walk up from sea level, you can drive most of the way then walk up the track. Great views from the top make the steep but short track worth it. I had a bad knee (torn meniscus) wh...  more »
  • Steep but short walk. The views are amazing, so thoroughly recommend. The walk is rather short (10 min). 
  • We drove as far as possible up Mt Paku and walked the remaining 10 minutes to the summit. Views on the ascent and at the very top were fabulous. Well worth a visit. Note the steps at the very end of t...  more »