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All reviews tree roots great walk cross island challenging hike reasonable level of fitness hiking boots well worth the effort hands and knees slippery rocks both sides take your time parked our car stream crossings coming down north side great views from the top caught the bus
in advance some information because here are many different opinions.
I am neither well trained nor experienced in such adventures. Of course, the ascent is not a walk on the beach and with some effort, but feasible for any person who can walk without help....More
Even though at the waterfall the sign said highly recommend to go north south direction, we were extremely pleased we did it from south to north. All the way up as we passed people, they stopped and talked about how slippery it was coming down....More
Came on a guided hike which I was glad I did - at times the path seems to disappear and is hard to see. Going up there is a bit of scrabbling with a decent amount of holding onto tree roots to help get up....More
Amazing walk, well worth the effort! Stunning views at the top! We did the walk from the northern end - took about 55mins with plenty of stopping, to the top of the needle (I’d say we have fairly average fitness levels). Then about 40 mins...More
We did the walk from the car park (at the northern end of the walk) to the Needle and return as we left our car in the car park.
I can only agree with the previous reviewers that not only do you really need average...More
The notes say you have to be physically fit, but you also have to be agile and have great balance, which don't always come with fitness. Great views, nice to get the blood pumping. Wear good shoes and prepare to get your bum muddy on...More
Highly recommend. Need to have a level of fitness. Recommended get dropped off one side and collected from other side. The waterfall at the end was great and if the water was clear would have had a swim. Definitely a must to really view the...More
Only way to reach The Needle is by doing the cross island track. It's at the halfway point. This is a must do if you're of at least average fitness.
Do not attempt this hike if it's wet or raining. Even if it's not wet/raining...More