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 amazing views are worth the climb to the top of Mt. Paku. Have your camera ready as you will not be disappointed. The trail also has lots of placards along the way to tell you about the history. W...  more »
  • The walk up Mt Puku at the harbor entrances was easy enough with the odd steeper parts closer to the summit, BUT the 360 degree views at the top were stunning. The Islands to the seaward, the coastlin...  more »
  • The steep, often narrow climb is well worth the effort for stunning views of Tairua township, the harbour, the coastline and the mountains inland. You can begin the walk from the waterside but it's st...  more »
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  • a very nice place, grest view. 10 minutes walk.
  • Easy 5-min climb from Tirinui Crescent and stunning views of Pauanui, Tairua and the surrounding islands
  • Great views, easy enough climb to the summit - can be done in jandals if it's not too wet
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