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Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock

Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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The struggle to the top is well worth the effort

My son spent ages enticing me to climb Paritutu Rock. Must admit he didn't tell me about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
What a view

Worth a visit to stop at and enjoy the walk. View is amazing from the top. We had a beautiful but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leonie C
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Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son spent ages enticing me to climb Paritutu Rock. Must admit he didn't tell me about the difficulty of second half of the climb - not for the faint hearted! Do not attempt this unless you are fairly strong and active, do not have...More

Thank roderickt380
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit to stop at and enjoy the walk. View is amazing from the top. We had a beautiful but cool morning. A must if your in the area

Thank Leonie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you were wanting to have a nice relaxing walk this is the place to go. if you wanting to have a quick swim or surf it's definitely here and something everyone must try is to climb Paritutu Rock where you can look over our...More

Thank DoniSilvia
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Paritutu rock is located in such a way that if you dare the climb you are rewarded by unparalleled views of New Plymouth, Mt Taranaki and the entire coast and Islands. The climb is not for the faint hearted and a reasonable degree of fitness...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The kids loved climbing up the steps unfortunately it was too windy we didn't attempt the final bit and our youngest (6yrs) wouldn't have handled it. You hold on to chains and almost rock climb. If it wasn't windy it may have been possible for...More

Thank natashab560
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had spent the day with friends exploring the many areas of Taranaki. We first started with our drive to Dawsons Falls. It was pouring with rain, but yet still a very enjoyable (if not slightly slippy) walk and climb to the falls. Then we...More

Thank Allie C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great walk up Paritutu Rock for stunning views. Was great clear day when we did it so views were amazing

Thank Whitebait2NZ
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This is mainly about Paritutu Rock; A walk and climb as of which is a great physical activity for all who are capable of doing so. Along with an amazing view of New Plymouth, you get a piece of knowledge and an idea of how...More

Thank BrooklynHill
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Truly must do thing at New Plymouth. 30mins up and 20mins down. Suggest to have proper shoes for it.

Thank J6757QYrobinb
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Located on the coast at New Plymouth, Paritutu Rock is easily visible and looks innocuous from a distance. However the climb is difficult, and the top half is dangerous and should only be attempted in daylight and good weather. If its windy or rainy, don't...More

Thank Bob A
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