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Scenic old pa site by the river. Lovely walk through the bush and a good insgiht into a bit of... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Kevin S
St Austell, United Kingdom
A beautiful walk with unique history.

We walked the Pa in the pouring rain. A beautiful walk with regenerated forest and bush. The pa... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Suzanne T
Wellington, New Zealand
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Surrey Hill Road, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Scenic old pa site by the river. Lovely walk through the bush and a good insgiht into a bit of Maori history. Storage pits and stone embankments are still visible and some information is available to understand the importance and workings of the site. Worth...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We walked the Pa in the pouring rain. A beautiful walk with regenerated forest and bush. The pa itself is interesting. The teenagers we were with enjoyed the trip and were genuinely interested in the history. If this were in Britain it would have a...More

Thank Suzanne T
Reviewed 7 December 2017

What a fantastic place to feel absolutely grounded and in touch with the mystic history of its former inhabitants. A really, really, special experience.

Thank Flash2004
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Te Koru is a very rare type of pa site in NZ history, with all the stone-faced terracing across it. It's a lovely site on a U-bend in the river, with beautiful regenerating forest on it. There's some excellent interpretation to tell you what it...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Extraordinary place full of atmosphere and some remaining infrastructure from the Maori musket wars including storage pits and embankments. Informative signage introduced us to the concept of what a pa was for.

Thank Rosemary328
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Nice walk in the former maori land. Even though the stonewalls was covered with weeds,roots and trees. It was a nice walk down to the river. A lots of deep holes where the maoris kept their food was still there.

Thank rigmorrolf
Reviewed 31 July 2016

its a great walk not to hard and a great place to visit especially in the summer the river is nice. It has a nice feel to it.

Thank LyndaB1377
Reviewed 30 March 2016

A short walk from the end of the road lies a very old Pa site. Unusual for the stone work within, this now-tree clad site allows you to get a sense of Pa life. The steep earthworks and extensive terracing show how difficult attacking a...More

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