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Mount Manaia Track

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Worth the effort

It took a lot to convince my two daughters that it was worth the climb, having been up this climb... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
19Francis72
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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The view is worth the hike!

Gorgeous walk though nz native bush to reach the top. During the walk you are spoiled with fresh... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LaurenT2563
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2129 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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All reviews well worth the effort whangarei heads parua bay tavern worth the climb native bush great walk awesome views hours return average fitness watch the sun steep steps car park ruakaka beach tree ferns hard work scenic walk ocean beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took a lot to convince my two daughters that it was worth the climb, having been up this climb several times before. The weather was great, leading to fantastic views. My daughters decided in the end that it was worth doing all the steps....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous walk though nz native bush to reach the top. During the walk you are spoiled with fresh smells, birdsong and historic steps! I’m not really one for cadio (ever) but this is so worth it! The 360 views over the whangarei harbour are to...More

Thank LaurenT2563
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow was the view from the top! I took my mother who was not keen to hike up all 1000 stairs but she did in the end and it was a stunning achievement. The view is spectacular. A must do if visiting the Whangarei district.

Thank Twinkles33
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I live close by and walk this track regularly. Keeps you fit and has spectacular views. It is a great challenge for the casual walker with a prize of a spectacular view of the area. Great training ground for sporty types.

Thank sharonthompson420
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Wanted to watch the sun come up so went up in the dark with our torches. Took us about 40 min max. It was beautiful! Certainly worth the early morning rise. Got very cold up there in July so advise to take a jacket.

Thank mjcfitness
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Need to be fit. And the tracks are average and need improvement. Nive view from top through. If your fit its a must do.

Thank 887breeannab
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Lovely uphill walk, even better downhill. Great trees, wonderful views and fascinating history. Plan a day trip

1  Thank laurenr0che
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is Whangarei's best walk... Easily done well within the signposted times, good for families as it isn't a long hike, although there are quite a lot of steps. Great views at the top!

Thank alice_bi19
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a keeper, you will love the walk (it's steep!) and the views, make sure you veer off to the cliff-lookout halfway up!

1  Thank Maria S
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Steep hike up but well worth it!! The drive along Whangarei Heads Rd is also lovely. Perfect hike to do before continuing on to Ocean Beach!

1  Thank JanelleL222
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lirpasabu
2 November 2016|
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Unfortunately public transport only goes as far as the airport at Onerahi. One of the private shuttle services might be able to help but that will most probably only be cost effective if there's a group of you. Try searching... More
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coasthoppa
23 September 2015|
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no tickets required to climb Mt.Manaia
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