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Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock

Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Went around these on Chaddys Charter

How lovely it was to see the seals with their babies. The sea was a bit choppy but that added to... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Bronwyn H
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Awesome views

Climbing up the Paritutu Rock is a bit tough but not for the young, beautiful views of Mount... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
richkams
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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  • Average1%
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“worth the climb” (10 reviews)
“coming down” (6 reviews)
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Paritutu Centennial Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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"worth the climb"
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"fear of heights"
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"coming down"
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"wooden steps"
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"great climb"
in 4 reviews
"steep rock"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 10 reviews
"short climb"
in 3 reviews
"second half"
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"great views from the top"
in 3 reviews
"rock face"
in 2 reviews
"sturdy footwear"
in 2 reviews
"seals playing"
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"wear good shoes"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"industrial area"
in 2 reviews
"mt taranaki"
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

How lovely it was to see the seals with their babies. The sea was a bit choppy but that added to the fun. Just lovely to cruise around them.

Thank Bronwyn H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Climbing up the Paritutu Rock is a bit tough but not for the young, beautiful views of Mount Egmont, small islands protruding out of the Tasman sea and the city, not forgetting the sunset.

Thank richkams
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

twilight best time for sunset with camera and supplies Really amazing magical place can get views of Mount Taranaki and the Taranaki bight at sunset

Thank oldschoolpirate
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been doing this climb since our eldest was 2. Every time we go I swear it gets steeper. It’s a challenge but it’s doable. Expect to get dirty or dusty, and wear walking shoes. Views are great, sense of achievement is great.

Thank Tonkinnz
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Great hike up the rock with chain and all for sunset. Need to take strong footwear sign seriously otherwise can be slippery. Good view of New Plymouth and Mt. Taranaki. Good spot for aunsey.

1  Thank letamritaknow
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

234 steep steps start this climb before arriving at a steeper rocky section with a chain to pull yourself up. Not technically difficult, just take your time and make sure you have good shoes on. Great views from the top.

Thank Explore1995
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Went with the family . You need to be fit and good with knees to climb up . The rock /chain climb is tough but most people can do it . Love the view from the top. Good scenery , nice place for photography

Thank MAILRIQ
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

No trip to New Plymouth is not complete without a visit to Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock. You can actually climb the rock but make sure you are in good condition and have the proper clothing and shoes on! If you don't climb you...More

1  Thank vickieg864
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The view from the top is amazing, it's well worth the climb and you definitely don't want to miss it. Going up: the first part is made of steps, if you are not a regular exerciser, it's gonna be tough on your thighs. but don't...More

Thank ACube
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

It looked so small and insignificant and yet the view was amazing. Well worth the little climb to the top for picturesque photo's and fresh air off the sea.

Thank nickwillemse60
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