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All reviews worth the climb short climb well worth the effort easy walk follow the signs stunning views car park minute walk the pacific ocean small section information centre sunny day nice walk steady climb rock steps surprised how dormant volcano
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk to the the Mount Paku offers a nice track and a fantastic view from the top. It's really worth to do this walk ...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wkuehn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Keep an eye out for signage as it is there but not always obvious. Plenty of space to rest along the WAY and scenery from the top well worth the climb up.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WendyJ1696
Reviewed 7 January 2019

park in the carpark, and a brief walk, sometimes very steep, but take it slowly, and you will be rewarded with great views on Tairua and Pauanui!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mum939
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

No parking at the base. Short walk to the top. The walk is light and the top offers some amazing views of the surrounds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Snip3rNZ
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

This is so worth the short but relatively steep hike. Took us 30 mins round trip. The views are just amazing over one of our favourite areas in the Coromandel. and almost 360 degrees. Car parking available at the start.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 13 November 2018

You can get to the top of Mount Paku up a fairly steep but shortish path in about 15 minutes if you park in Paku drive and follow the signs. As it was a sunny day had fantastic views from the top. Great for photos!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bigjake33
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Nice vista overlooking most the surrounding areas. Had a number of informational plagues along the pretty hard path up to the top. There's parking below that is just off the road up. If you have extra driver, you can do a drop off at 2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Discover800128
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The best place to get fantastic views of the area, there are plenty of places to take photos and many walking tracks around the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I stopped by this location (as it was my last stop while on a full day tour with Kiwi Day Trips), and after a short hike up this old volcanic plug, the scenes are REALLY really fantastic! Going up Mount Paku is fairly easy although...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff206
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The climb is worth the effort with great views from the top of the volcanic cone. You can walk from the bottom or drive most of the way up and then it is about a 15 minute walk to the top. There is a small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry R
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Response from Vivienne P | Reviewed this property |
You can drive up to the car park and it is about 10 minutes walking to get to the top up quite steep stairs, 20 minutes round trip back to your car, OR if you want an extended walk you can walk from Tairua township itself so... More