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Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock

Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Wonderful view

Paritutu rock is a great morning out for the whole family. Fairly easy climb for the able bodied... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Excellent views

It is a sharp climb, but my father who has arthritic knees was able to do it by pulling himself up... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Charlotte B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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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 13 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 5 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 4 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
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Paritutu Rock would be a great outing and adventure for all if the trail was safe and the city did the right thing and demolished the huge ugly smokestack right beside it.

1  Thank J D
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you're reasonably fit and excited by the prospect of a little adventure, embark on a terrific short climb for about 20 minutes for fantastic 360 degree views of New Plymouth, up and down the coast and the Sugar Loaf coast. Very rewarding.

1  Thank Bella1Canberra
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A short climb up to Paritutu Rock will give you a beautiful, 360 degrees, view of New Plymouth, Mt. Taranaki and surroundings. On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Ruapehu in the distance. The climb requires some agility, but is not extreme. After...More

Thank Peter T
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