Mount Maunganui Base Track, Mount Maunganui

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#2 of 22 in Trails in Bay of Plenty Region
With a summit 460 m (1,509 ft) above sea level and the peak just 700 m (2,296.6 ft) away from the coastline, Mount Maunganui Base Track appears defiant and dominant in its surroundings. A walkway leading through coastal forest and farmland will take you to the top if you want the best view of the Tasman Surf. The alternative trails placed around the base offer an easy and relaxing walk for all fitness levels. Those not looking for a hike can explore nearby restaurants and cafes, or stop at a shop for picnic fixings. The clear blue beaches below offer swimming; however, you may need to exercise slight caution off the main beach as the current can sometimes be unpredictable. Put Mount Maunganui Base Track and other Tauranga attractions into our Tauranga day trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very well maintained walking area around the Mount. 4 km walk with just a few slopes and stairs (added due to construction to fix a slide area). The views of bay are great, with areas of rocks, beache...  more »
  • This walk takes about 45minutes to do ... a bit longer if you stop for many photo opportunities. Fantastic scenery and bird wild life along the way. Take a picnic lunch if you want and stop at any of ...  more »
  • The views are great and the track is easy walking. It is always nice to stop for a while and watch some of the constantly changing vistas.  more »
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Ample accommodations are available for visitors of all persuasions in Tauranga. From cost-effective suburban motels and backpacker haunts to boutique hotels with great sea views, the town lives up to its reputation as a good place to bed down while exploring the Bay of Plenty area. As in many places, the general rule is that the closer you get to the waterfront, the more expensive and luxurious the lodgings.
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