Mount Maunganui Base Track, Mount Maunganui

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Tauranga attractions like Mount Maunganui Base Track can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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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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  • After two very out of season cyclones a couple of months ago the base track is looking a little sorry for herself in parts. One part in particular has been washed out and will require substantial eart...  more »
  • The mount base track is a lovely walk if you have spare time to fill.It takes you around the base of the mount and you get to see the entrance to the inner harbour ,if you are lucky to be on it when a...  more »
  • A great track for a leisurely walk, or a serious run, or family time with pushchairs or wheelchairs. You can stick to the track or wander off track onto the little sandy beaches or rock hop down to th...  more »