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Putangirua Pinnacles

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Address: Aorangi Ranges | 1341 Cape Palliser Rd, Cape Palliser 5772, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
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Amazing, quiet hike and the views are incredible!

Get yourself down to Cape Palliser for the day and hike around the Putangirua Pinncales. You may recognise them from the Path of the Dead scene in the Lord of the Rings. It is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get yourself down to Cape Palliser for the day and hike around the Putangirua Pinncales. You may recognise them from the Path of the Dead scene in the Lord of the Rings. It is absolutely beautiful here and I loved how there were not many other people in sight. If you have more time, in the area you can drive... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk didn't appear to be very popular as there was only one other car in the car park when we got there. There are two ways to reach the lookout. We decided to take the bush walk on the way up and the river bed walk on the way down back to the carpark. Being amateur hikers, we didn't... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pinnacles are fascinating as is the entire coastline. It's like going back in time. Remote and rugged. Lovely drive from Wellington.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed it- must cross water, stride is a bit challenging- I'd it is one of easiest hardest hikes you could do. The views are cool and it is well worth the time

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Wellington NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were a little unsure at first as to which track we would take initially, but after completing our walk we were pleased with our choice as on a warm day it's better to be in the shade and walking downhill on the return journey. At first we walked up the river with our small dog to view the Pinnacles... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

On the way to Cape Palliser we took this stop at "The Putangirua Pinnacles" (also known colloquially simply as The Pinnacles) 13 km along Cape Palliser Road from the Lake Ferry turn-off, approx an hour’s drive from Martinborough. Not the best signposted spot. So keep watching the distance to avoid missing it. Good walking or tramping shoes are very strongly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was one of the filming locations in Lord of the rings and makes for a fantastic walk. The DOC site nearby is a beautiful place to stay.

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South Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Its a long, winding and exhausting walk (specially if on the sunny day). But the view is worth it. I feel the formation is due to erosion of soil from rain leaving behind the rocks and small boulders to from the pinnacles. On our way down we walked along the creak with was also a different experience. One thing to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Amazing formations and an enjoyable walk. You can take a fairly flat creek walk to the base of the pinnacles or a climb to the lookout. We did both in a loop which I would recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

These are a collection of rocks that have assumed these shapes with time due to rain and water flow and other nstural processes.

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