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The Putangirua Pinnacles

Drive time: 1 hour from Martinborough 
Walking the Pinnacle tracks: 2-3 hours round trip
Overall: Easy walk with fantastic views

On the road to Ngawi, about an hours drive from Martinborough, are the Putangirua Pinnacles. Although modest movie stars, the main role of these ‘hoo-doos’ is marking the entrance to the Aorangi Forest Park.

You can visit the pinnacles from two ways: a bush walk up to a viewing platform overlooking the peaks or to get up close and personal head along the riverbed – be prepared to cross the creek though!

Erosion via wind and rain has created these impressive pillars and standing beneath them can be slightly eerie – though after watching Legolas, Aragorn and Gimli ride through here to meet the ‘Army of Death’ it’s to be expected!

For more things to do while you're visiting the Wairarapa head to www.wairarapanz.com.

When you're here do call into on of our i-SITE's for plenty of advice and trip suggestions:

Masterton i-SITE
Cnr Bruce and Dixon Streets
+64 6 370 0900

Martinborough i-SITE
18 Kitchener Street
+64 6 306 5010