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Pinnacles Track

Cape Palliser Road | Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, New Zealand
+64 4-384 7770
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Worth It!

The 2hr trek is well worth the views of the pinnacles especially for a LOTR fans like us. We came... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Putangirua & Cape Palliser

Putangirua or the Pinnacles as they are called are amazing rock formations worn & weathered over... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Kohukohu, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cape Palliser Road | Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, New Zealand
+64 4-384 7770

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The 2hr trek is well worth the views of the pinnacles especially for a LOTR fans like us. We came totally unprepared for the walk and didn't realise it would take so long but still enjoyed ourselves. You'll need good shoes as there is no...More

Thank NatashaRachael
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Putangirua or the Pinnacles as they are called are amazing rock formations worn & weathered over time by water and erosion. This was one of the sites used in the filming of The Lord of the Rings. The track to the viewing platform takes around...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Walked along the stoned river bed to the base of the pinnacles and then to the TOP look out. Totally worth the effort though it was tiring with a toddler along! The formations are amazing, nature at its best.

Thank Ananya P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The walk to the site is representative of Middle Earth. Met a few walkers on the way and back. Loved it!

Thank IanSydney2014
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stopped here on our way down to Wellington. Great scenic drive. The Pinnacles cover a huge area and take quite a bit of time to cover so plan accordingly. We had to cut our stay short and wish we could have seen more but what...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing view and worth the effort. Not being fit I struggled at times but a great feeling to see the pinnacles. Not far from Cape Palliser and a must see on a clear day. Tracks are well maintained and an easy descent through...More

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had driven past the pinnacles numerous times we decided today was the day. Turned out to be a great walk, but if your like me 50munble and a few steps ahead of a hart attack I wouldn't be put off there was two tracks one...More

Thank Darrell202
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Always wanted to do this walk. It says it's an easy track but it does get a bit rough in places. There is not really any real track for the first part- from the carpark you pop out onto the streambed and basically make your...More

Thank junismum
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed overnight at the Doc Camp which is very rudimentary so come self contained (yes there are 2 toilets). Tramped in with young kids next morning on very hot day. Was surprised as it took slightly longer than recommended time to walk in. No shelter...More

Thank rickandersonnz
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed at DOC Camp which is a bit rough and not much else to do so come self contained. Walked in to Pinnacles which is average walking fitness walk but with 10 and 12 yr old was more of an expedition. Took a bit longer...More

Thank rickanders0n
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lora a
19 May 2017|
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Response from Kathy P | Reviewed this property |
I can't be sure of the distance. Perhaps 2km with the last section quite steep but pathways are manageable.
16 July 2016|
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Response from KiwiKerry53 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is achievable, but would suggest you get a fairly early start from Wellington. You definitely need a good day to do the pinnacles. Are you aware that as well as the pinnacles there is a seal colony a bit further... More