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Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock

Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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A Walk That's Worth It

This is mainly about Paritutu Rock; A walk and climb as of which is a great physical activity for... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Million dollar view

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

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Paritutu rock is a great morning out for the whole family. Fairly easy climb for the able bodied but a few areas where you wouldn't want to take little kids. There are some extremely high dropoffs on the way up that can cause a few...More

Thank Akkadian
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It is a sharp climb, but my father who has arthritic knees was able to do it by pulling himself up on the chains provided, and is well worth the view from the top. If you can get there on a clear day, the water...More

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just do it. Climb to the top - the views are awesome and you feel on top of the world. The climb back down can be a little freaky, but just go slow and enjoy it!

Thank Sezza685
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Paritutu Rock, Park at the base & climb to the top for a spectacular view of Taranaki coast line & New Plymouth city. Once back down drive a couple of hundred yards south & park in the car park over looking back beach. To get...More

Thank Leathal4
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Recently had the pleasure of visiting New Plymouth for the first time. Two of my friends from New Plymouth took me to climb Paritutu which was a great experience. While it involved needed to use a chain in some parts, the view at the top...More

Thank Ella_M29
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Coming down felt like abseiling and I loved it. Fantastic view and well worth the adventurous climb. Go at your own pace.

Thank 735anneked
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised you were able to climb paritutu rock. You'll definitely need shoes, good fitness and a little courage. Although it doesn't take long (20-30mins) to get to the top, a good part of the climb is steep rocks with a chain to...More

Thank Adam C
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