7 Missions


70 Mins


Paritutu Beach


The Address

Back Beach Carpark

New Plymouth

(the bottom carpark that is just South of the '50km' sign)

Fun Facts


At the Northern end of Paritūtū Beach stands Paritūtū Rock, which can be seen from most beaches down the coast well past Ōakura - take time to climb it for amazing views.


Paritūtū Beach has a rich history as a food basket for local Māori, both gathering food from the land and shore, and as a launching point for fishing vessels.


The Sugar Loaf Islands ranging out from Paritūtū Rock contain the phostphate mineral 'Taranakite' - the first new mineral species to be found in New Zealand.