Mount Maunganui Base Track, Mount Maunganui
(4.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a great walk and the opportunity to see local bird life as well as seals. It is a good walk to do on a really windy day and the tide is coming in as get some good swells. 
  • Cool temperature during mid morning. Shady. Excellent views. Easy walking for any age. Started from the pilot bay side and ended at the surf club. 
  • This is a must do for any visitors to Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. It is a fantastic easy walk around the base of the Mount and the entrance to our beautiful harbour. Walkers only, no bikes or scoote...  more »