Mount Maunganui Summit Track

Mount Maunganui Summit Track

Mount Maunganui Summit Track
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  • Raja N
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hardwork that is worth every bead of sweat.
    Mt Manganui is one of our favorite places. Beautiful beaches, great ambience , nice food spots makes it a real holiday spot. A drive to Papamoa is worthwhile as well. The latest work done around the beach makes it very beautiful place. The walk up to the summit is worthwhile. If one is fit, can walk the steep path with mostly stairs on right side , beach side. Otherwise, walk up from left side is better. There is other option around the base. Either way, the walk gives a great pleasure.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Paolo1005
    Montreal, Canada650 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Beautiful walk to the top about 45 minutes climb. If you want a more challenging climb, we went up the back of the track Steeper longer and definitely more challenging. But in the end, we end up on top with awesome views. Or you can just go around at the bottom all along the coast also very beautiful and all free!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 January 2024
  • Natalie D
    Salt Lake City, Utah12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend the hike!
    We hiked to the top with our kids ages 8 and 11. We took the shorter route and made it up quickly. It’s a beautiful hike with great views on your way up and on top. I also did the walk around the bottom, which was also lovely. I highly recommend both!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 February 2024
  • What We Found Travelling
    Sydney, Australia6,472 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views Views Views
    You don’t actually climb up this mountain but there are lots of steep walking sections so make sure your foot ware is good. Lovely views on the way up. Magnificent views from the top. Sensational views on the way down. It will take about 2 hours to do the return hike to the summit including stopping for photos. You’ll see plenty of sheep & birds.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 March 2024
  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, Maryland3,819 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great exercise straight up for sure!
    Two different ways up this mountain, I choose the straight up the hill method going up, which took me close to 45 minutes with stopping several times to take a break or sit down on tons of benches. Definitely nice views from the top of the ocean below. Much easier going on mostly steps, still a good 30 minutes. If you're in good shape I highly recommend but on the flip side if you have trouble walking this won't be easy!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Malcolm
    Yealmpton, United Kingdom278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tough for us, but glad we did it!
    This was a tough walk up for us(reasonably fit 60+), but the young couple (mid 20s) thought it a breeze. We went up the steep track to the top and the views along the way and at the top were amazing! Well worth the sweat to get up there, and I did sweat!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
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JamesM
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Fantastic experience walking up a beautiful volcano in a beautiful seaside town. The summit track was tough on the children but they managed it in around 1hr 20mins. The view from the top was definitely worth the effort!
Written 10 July 2020
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IJ
Opotiki, New Zealand4 contributions
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Apr 2021
It's been 12 years since I last climbed Mauao and I swear it is even more beautiful now! Appropriate walking shoes and clothing is a must, as you can get hot walking up 200 odd metres above sea level. The condition of the track is ok, although you must be aware of where you step as the terrain is elevated. Take you time coming down too, as the elevation and gravelly conditions of the path can make it awkward, unless you are experienced. The views from all around the tracks are fantastic as they gradually change from ground level to the absolute peak. We saw some youngsters game enough to perch themselves on boulder on the side of the mountain with a steep drop to the bottom (not advised to do). The signposting on the tracks are accurate. We briefly talked to a person carrying a 20kg pack using the route for training (he was climbing twice today and three times tomorrow) in preparation for the Milford Track. We saw people of all ages, shapes and sizes on the walk. A great walking experience.
Written 3 April 2021
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Tripp’s Travels
Wellington, New Zealand75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Reaching the top is an extraordinary feeling that will take you between 20 mins to 1 hour depending on your level of fitness and the route you take. I am an averagely fit young adult and it takes me half an hour.
Good shoes aren't essential but they are helpful.
There are no facilities or water at the top so be prepared.
Written 5 May 2020
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NancyBoltonRawles
Yachats, OR41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A great walk fairly doable until about 1/2 the way up then it becomes time for breath breaks! Take the path up and the steps back. (Our B & B hosts let us know this.) Harder to walk up steps than down. So true! I'm 72 and had no problem. It is a bit of an effort but worth it. I couldn't believe how many much younger and older than I am almost skipping up this Mount!
We sat and watched a couple of parasailers take off and float beautifully down to the beach. A wonderful way to spend the morning hours in spring.
Written 19 November 2022
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hanniepex
Auckland, New Zealand599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Its a challenging track because we tagged along our 4 year old daughter and we stopped almost every corner. (Hahaha)
The trail is very easy to use. Steps could be steep and slippery when wet. The summit view offers breathtaking view of Tauranga harbour, Beaches and the city. That >1 hour walk is worth it.
Written 17 May 2022
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pushprag
New Zealand23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
A memorable experience walking up the the step track towards the mount, having the sunrise point visible throughout the walk. A track that a reasonably fit person could easily manage. Walked two consecutive days with the second day to view the the beautiful sunrise. Captured those lovely memories that will flash on my inward eye any time I wish to recall the moments. Awesome views with awesome companions.
Written 4 October 2020
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Bruce And Meredith
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Hard work but worth the trip. Our guide Naomi Glover was so knowledgeable and knew so much about the flora and fauna and Maori culture. I’ve a dicky knee and I was struggling on way down and she helped me for part of the way. View is spectacular- we’re both 70 so it is a feat to do it. Just take your time and have plenty of rest breaks. nfglover76@gmail.com
Written 10 March 2020
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KiwiTraveller85
Orewa, New Zealand178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Walking the base or climbing to the summit is a must do at the mount be prepared. The terrain is uneven and the steps are quiet steep so make sure that you wear appropriate closed shoes. One part of the track up is literally 200+ steps to the top all of different sizes above sea level so take your time and be prepared to sweat! There are seats are different stages of the steps for those that need the rest but the views going up looking over the mount and the satisfaction of reaching the top / the views from the top are definitely worth it. On the way down the other side is uneven elevated slope so be careful of slipping. You can enter the base track and do the summit walk from either side of the mount - from the beach side next to the surf club or from the pilot bay / top 10 park. Recommend doing it early in the morning when its not so hot.
Written 9 April 2021
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travellers_visa
Colombo, Sri Lanka315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Mount manganui is the famous attraction in tauranga. Anyone can take a walk or a run to the summit or do the base track. A walk to summit might take 30 to 60 mins depending on your fitness level. Best time is to walk is during summer as the whether is amazing. This is very famous spot for the locals and tourists. The scenes from the summit and on the way are mind blowing. Best to take water with you. Tracks and steps are already in place to help the people. The view of the sea, city and harbour are simply wonderful. Best if you can start the walk before 7a.m or after 5.00 pm to get rid of the heat. Good track to have your fitness levels.
Written 25 February 2020
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FamilyFirst_12
Chicago, IL70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Wow! The views were spectacular at the top of the track. Although the hike up was quite challenging and we had to stop several times to break it was so worth it. We are some what in shape I would add and still found it very challenging as it is quite steep. Loved seeing the sheep so close up as well. Don't miss this. I wish we had more time to spend in Mt Maunganui The beach was gorgeous.
Written 24 March 2023
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