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?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

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?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

I've found a pamphlet regarding walks at tauranga govt.nz/ website but it doesn't say if any of these are near the cruise terminal. Is there an i-site for picking up map, and anywhere interesting to walk without joining a tour?

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1. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

The best walks from the Cruise Port are the 45 min circuit of Mauao/Mt Maunganui and the ascent (40min up):

…govt.nz/data/…walkways_mauao.pdf

You can also walk back down the length of the main Ocean Beach before crossing the isthmus on banks Avenue back to the ship.

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2. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

Your link is broken, what walk were you interested in?

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3. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

The link works for me.

The port gates for cruise ship passengers

is onto Salisbury Street which is located

at the "toilet symbol" at the bottom edge

of the map.

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4. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

OOPS the kink posted by reply # 1 works.

Have a look at google maps including

the aerial and "street view" for more info

on the Mount.

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5. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

We are interested in any scenic walk that we can get to using public transportation or walking.

Although we are in our late 60s we normally walk 2 to 6 miles daily (3-9 km) but don't like rough terrain. We're good with incline as long as there's good footing.

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6. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

thanks for your replies. It looks like this is a great choice for us!

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7. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

If you want to use public transport there is a bus stop

in Salisbury Street about 100 metres north east of

the port gates. An all day (called day saver) pass costs

$ 7.80 and will be considerably cheaper than the price

the cruise ship charges to go over the harbor to Tauranga.

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8. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

thank you!

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9. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

Most people off the cruise ships go around or up the mount. It's walking distance :)

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10. Re: ?self guided walks from cruise port of Tauranga

Having lived in Tauranga for 25 years I'm well qualified to recommend the walk to the top of the Mount, especially if you have a lovely clear day. There are several routes to take, the best is up the Waikorire or Oruahine tracks, both on the Ocean side of the Mount and down on the 4WD track, back to Pilot Bay. They are steep tracks but well formed although watch the loose gravel on the 4WD track. Another good option is to walk up the Waikorire Track and down the Oruahine Track(magnificent views), doing a loop and finishing where you started on the ocean side, then complete the walk around the Base Track anti clockwise(another must do!) finishing in Pilot Bay and just a short walk back to your ship.

Here's my blog on a walk to the summit- it'll give you an idea of the views and the track- https:/…to-top-of-mount-part-1.html

And part 2 is of the Oruahine Track- https:/…to-top-of-mount-part-2.html

Edited: 28 March 2017, 12:09
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