St Paul's Rock
St Paul's Rock
4.5

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Jill K
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Despite the height, it was actually a quick and easy hike up to the rock. And the views were out of this world. The blue water, the bays, the village were all so postcard perfect. The trail was easy to find and follow. Definitely do this walk.
Written 6 March 2024
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Tony K
Oaxaca, Mexico180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Beautiful scenery - a medium grade slope walk. Not a lot of car parking up the hill where the track starts.
Written 4 February 2022
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Iain B
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We did this easily late one afternoon. A bit of a climb, but certainly manageable by people with modest fitness, if you take your time. The final climb up the rock requires a little more effort to pull yourself up using the very handy chains that have been installed in the rock. But the view is magnificant. Highly recommend this.
Written 7 October 2021
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67arda
North Shore, New Zealand161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
this was a must do on our north trip - grateful and thankful - gorgeous walk up and the rewards are plenty - I am personally petrified of heights but was determined (with amazing coaxing from my whanau especially 20 year old son) to master the chains and height - just sooooooooooooo beautiful - the rock formations - amazing art of nature
Written 5 January 2020
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IainR
Whangarei, New Zealand812 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Went for a walk up the rock one evening. The weather was a bit dull and very windy but still an enjoyable walk. Beware that when it’s dry the path is quite slippery so take good walking shoes and walking poles if you have dodgy knees!
Written 10 November 2019
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Peonie49
156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a great climb that gives you 360 degree views from the top.
There is vehicle parking close to the start of the walk.
The walk to the base of the rock is reasonably easy with a couple of steeper parts. These could be slippery if it had rained recently.
Once you get to the base of the rock you could be forgiven if you felt you didn’t think you would make it to the top. But please give it a try, using the chains it’s not nearly as hard as it looks.
And once you’re at the top you’ll be thankful you made the effort.
The views are amazing and well worth the effort.
Written 25 October 2019
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lulu1106
Ahipara, New Zealand185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Short walk uphill. Magnificent views of Whangaroa Harbour. The volcanic rock uplifted creating a wall around the harbour is well worth a visit. Climb St Paul's and see it all.
Written 21 January 2019
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silverwings2015
Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This rock is very distinctive and can be seen from a great distance.it is possible to climb it for a 360 degree view. There is good access to it and some parking.
Written 13 July 2018
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Gelly
Tauranga, New Zealand28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Definitely worth the walk.
Amazing views 360 degrees of whangaroa harbor and surrounding areas. Quite a tough walk if you aren't fit. But well worth it.
Written 3 January 2018
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JessMack12
Wakefield, UK173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This walk but be 15 minutes each way, no more but wow do you get some incredible views in that time.

You almost drive most of the height and pull up along side the road as it comes to a cul-de-sac. From there it's a short walk and I mean a short walk. 10-15 minutes tops to the top. It's not a race, don't rush and wear yourself out! Take your time and keep checking behind you at the views you're greeted with. There's a rock face you have to navigate, usually with the help of the chain drilled into it, but once you're past it you're pretty much at the top.

Once you're at the top you'll be greeted with 360 views, most of which is the stunning Whangaroa Harbour and small inlets. On a sunny day this view is stunning. I can only imagine what it must look like at a sunrise or a sunset. Definitely will be coming back to see one of those.
Written 22 June 2017
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