Puketapa Lookout

Puketapa Lookout, Whakatane: Hours, Address, Puketapa Lookout Reviews: 4.5/5

Puketapa Lookout
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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DeborahClarkson
Hamilton, New Zealand206 contributions
Dec 2021
This is a good place to get a good view over Whakatane. You can get there easily on foot via the steps from Canning Street and following the footpath on Hillcrest Road.
Written 25 December 2021
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batchhen2017
Timaru, New Zealand93 contributions
Sep 2020
Steep narrow road, but be brave and try it, worth the views from the top and photo opportunity. Handy to town, I drove from the top end coming down to the views. Not many parking spots though.
Written 22 October 2020
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PicklesNewcastle
Newcastle, Australia244 contributions
Feb 2020
Well worth the trip up to the lookout. You gain a much better appreciation of the overall area with both inland and water views. Access is by 2 ways...you can drive to the lookout (very small parking area) however you still need to climb about 24 steps....no shade at top of lookout and surface although grassed is a little uneven.
The alternate access is 109 steps up to the small parking area from the Town Centre main street. The Visitor info lady said 64 steps...god love her, I don't think she can count. Any way despite being an unhealthy 67 year old and my partner with 2 very dickie knees, we did it...well worth it. You can see White Island still clouded in smoke...a reminder of the tragic loss of life last year.
Written 16 February 2020
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santo t
Auckland, New Zealand7,582 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Wrong name in TA, it should be PUKETAPU, not PuketapA. Anyway this lookout on top of the rock hill gives a really picturesque view, a place to catch excellent photos of north side of the city centre toward Muriwai Head (or Whakatane Head) to the tributary of Whakatane River to the sea. Two ways to reach this place, an easier way by car to the limited parking spaces at the start of 5-10 minutes climbing track to this place, or a bit exercise way by walking start from the city centre behind the huge rock, Puhaturoa Rock, and then step uphill through Whakatane Vertigraph, a 43 horizontal panels on vertical glazed tiles steps, named Te Mana o Papa, a 5-10 minutes walk to the starting point adjacent to the parking spaces. Just remember, because this Lookout is positioned facing to the north, its best photos captured toward Muriwai Head is when the sun is set, at the late afternoon. The reward is beautiful picturesque views on amazing horizon.
Written 24 April 2019
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Jeff M
Auckland, New Zealand374 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
The steps up a rather steep but it doesn't take long to reach the top, and part of the way is sheltered. Along the way up there is a bench which is a good spot to sit and relax. Above us was a nest with three young birds. From the top you get a good view of the town and out into the harbour.
Written 6 January 2019
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rabble1
Melbourne, Australia155 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
A must place to stop for stunning views out to the sea. Simply amazing lookout over the town & out to the blue waters
Written 28 August 2018
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763anne
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand94 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
From top can see out over sea and over Whakatane Awesome view not to be missed if visiting Whakatane.
Written 18 July 2018
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Martin B
Auckland, New Zealand140 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Stunning views overlooking Whakatane and out to see with White Island clearly visible. A place where you can feel at one with yourself and find peace. Go up early in the morning and enjoy a cooked breakfast at nearby Robert Harris. They do a mean breakfast!
Written 18 July 2018
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Ken M
Tauranga, New Zealand8 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
A great lookout point ,where we always take people who visit us in Whakatane.
It is easily accessed by car from town, [no campervans though ], and there is roadside parking for a few cars. If you are fit enough for the climb up the path and steps, this is a "must see ' view point.
Written 8 April 2018
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PamNottingham_UK
Nottingham, UK191 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is easily accessed from the town centre BUT you have to be prepared for a lot of steps - some of which have interesting mosaics. The view from the top was great and made the climb worthwhile.
Written 25 June 2017
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