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Pinnacles Track

Cape Palliser Road | Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, New Zealand
+64 4-384 7770
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An amazing sight

Definitely worth the hike in to see these pinnacles. Thousands of years old and provide a breath... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margreet S
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Otago
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Nature at its best!

We did not hike the track, but did a brief stopover at Putangirua pinnacles on our way to Cape... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
PoojaK1988
,
Navi Mumbai, India
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cape Palliser Road | Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the hike in to see these pinnacles. Thousands of years old and provide a breath taking view once you get up there

Thank Margreet S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We did not hike the track, but did a brief stopover at Putangirua pinnacles on our way to Cape Palliser. The rock formations are beautiful and the drive itself is picturesque.. did not want to come back!!! Words and pictures do no justice to the...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We knew nothing about this walk and it turned into the highlight of our Easter weekend. There's a loop track you can tackle from either side - suggest you start walking along the river bed and then up to Pinnacles gorge and then on up...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

It's easy to see why these were a feature in Lord of The Rings. A 90 minute trudge up a shingle creek gets you amongst the amazing formations or another 90 minute track takes you to a lookout above them. Both are well worth the...More

Thank vivt751
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We did this hike on the way to the Palliser lighthouse. The formations are very cool to see. The hike up isn't too strenuous and the views are amazing,

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The pinnacles are a something that i have never seen anywhere before, truly unique! It’s a scenic 2 hour drive from Wellington. There are different tracks so you can choose if you want a challenge or just a lovely walk. Be sure to bring enough...More

1  Thank Zoe T
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Putangirua/Pinnnacles track absolutely amazing - we walked up first and is an easy climb - able to admire the stunning views from the top looking down, and enjoyed the easy walk down - and then walked along the bottom - it was looking at cathedrals...More

Thank 67arda
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We walked up to the lookout via the ridge line track and the down to the river bed. Would recommend doing it this way as the ridge track is better formed. On getting back down the river bed turn left and walk up to the...More

1  Thank W3581MCmarkb
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Did the bush walk up, which was really cool, beautiful bush and ferns. It is a bit of a climb though, so don't expect it to be over in 20 minutes. The view from the lookout onto the Pinnacles is fabulous. Once you go down,...More

1  Thank jasdombo
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great walk for all ages. Wear sensible shoes a few tracks to walk. Great scenic views. Gets busy mid day onwards Take water and sunscreen Enjoyed by all ages

1  Thank Leonie C
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lora a
19 May 2017|
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Response from Kathy P | Reviewed this property |
I can't be sure of the distance. Perhaps 2km with the last section quite steep but pathways are manageable.
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4acadia
16 July 2016|
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Response from KiwiKerry53 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is achievable, but would suggest you get a fairly early start from Wellington. You definitely need a good day to do the pinnacles. Are you aware that as well as the pinnacles there is a seal colony a bit further... More
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