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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  • This is a really terrific walk. The views are amazing and the walk itself is easy going. Make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen and take a bottle of water. 
  • The base track of Mount Maunganui (Mauao) is my favourite walk in Tauranga. The views or the sea are constantly changing. Photo opportunities all the way around. Pohutakawa trees provide shade intermi...  more »
  • This is one of my favourite walks in New Zealand. I have walked it is daylight and dark and have never felt unsafe. The Pohutakawa canopy provides a wonderful shade most of the way. Wonderful views of...  more »