Paritutu Rock Walk

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The short 100m climb up Paritutu Rock is well worth the effort, but it’s a steep climb.

It’ll only take you around 15mins to reach the top of Paritutu Rock to enjoy the stunning views. Paritutu Rock is an ancient volcano.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: North Island NZ
  • Distance: 0.10 kms
  • Time needed: 15 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: One Way
  • Elevation: 154m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Paritutu Rock Summit

It is a steep climb, 100 meters in 15 minutes. If you have bad knees give Paritutu Rock a miss. But the view from the top of Paritutu Rock is well worth the effort. The climb up is very rocky and uneven, but there are chains for you to hold on to, do take a warm coat if the wind is blowing in from the west you will need it.

What sort of walking and hiking gear will you need

We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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