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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  • not the easiest track to walk. the last bit is climbing over rocks. The view is worth the walk. Best to do on a sunny day to enjoy the view  more »
  • It's a very vertical hike even from the car park but it's so worth it!! Perspective- I could see exactly where I'd walked and my car hire from the summit. Took about 15-20 to reach it and I was kinda ...  more »
  • Fantastic views from the summit, accessed from the esplanade. Quite strenuous so not for the unfit. Interesting fact boards at the top. Some lovely dwellings up on the top!  more »

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