Pumpkin Hill Summit Walk, Tairua

This 15 minute walk was recently developed by TCDC and affords magnificent views over Tairua and Pauanui from a trig point lookout with the steep steps as access. Caution is needed.

From Tairua, drive north on SH25 toward Te Karo Bay/Sailors Grave and turn into Pumpkin Hill Rd immediately to your right at the Sailors Grave Rd turnoff. A small parking area is located approximately 2km down this road. Walk up the wide gravel path to a series of steep wooden steps and a summit with sweeping views of Tairua and Pauanui. The track still requires some work to make the lookout point safe for all visitors and is not recommended for people with small children.