Mount Maunganui Base Track, Mount Maunganui

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#2 of 17 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. Using our custom trip planner, Tauranga attractions like Mount Maunganui Base Track can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    One of NZs pieces of paradise:) a stunning walk round gorgeous views from the top. A must do if you are at the Mount and take a camera! Always busy so fine for solo people to do. Allow an hour - two h...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The base track is a good enough reason to move to the Mount. I have walked it several times over the years. It is great for young and old and the scenery is wonderful. You can't come to the Mount with...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    What stunning views and a very pleasant walk, .the track is very well maintained. Can be done in all weathers, a bonus if fine.  more »

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