St Paul's Rock

St Paul's Rock


7 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

1 Kaeo

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Time: 30 min Distance: 500 m

The track leads to St Paul's Rock above Whangaroa township and provides spectacular views of the harbour.

You can access the track from the carpark at the end of Hospital Road, just north of Whangaroa.


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DOC Northland

Central government organisation


North IslandNorthlandKaeo


  • Walking
  • Free


Nick Mossman's avatar

Nick Mossman

Ranking: 10/10

Short, steep walk and a little bit of climbing is required at the top of the rock. Chain have been installed to hold on to. Peak is 212m and views are amazing! If visiting in a big camper van there is limited turning space on hospital road however there is a small parking area just after the turn for Hospital Road by the Harbours edge. Watch out for cows!

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Gerbrand Smidt's avatar

Gerbrand Smidt


Ranking: 10/10

Difficult walk up and a little climbing. Views are fantastic!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Nina Rittmann's avatar

Nina Rittmann

Ranking: 10/10

10 points for the beautiful view! An incredible hidden walk.
We did it during rain, therefore it was a dangerous and extremely slippery climb up and especially down!
We slid down several times in the mud.
So I would recommend to do this when it's dry.
Takes about 15-20 minutes. A little steep, but no problem because of the short way.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Maddalena Buffoni's avatar

Maddalena Buffoni


Ranking: 10/10

Short but steep track rewards you with the best 360 views over wonderful Whangarei Harbour. Gorgeous!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Sammy Cronin

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views after a short hike - perfect stop along the way to get out of the car but not take too much time, We only saw one other group of hikers, really nice!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Thomas and Sonja


Ranking: 10/10

A 20 minute path that leads to the summit of St Paul. From here you have a fantastic view!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Loesje's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Great walk! Very short hard work (20min) up the hill and on the rock. Great, spectaculair views over the harbour. Surprisingly high and amazingly beautiful for such a short walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago