Mount Maunganui Summit Track, Mount Maunganui

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Breathe in the fresh air and admire the amazing views of the Bay of Plenty on Mount Maunganui Summit Track. Rising up to 232 m (761 ft), this extinct volcanic cone was once used by the Maori as a natural fortification; today, locals and visitors alike flock here for a day in nature. Several tracks lead to the cone's summit, and depending on the one you choose, the hike to the top might take approximately 30 minutes to an hour. In general, the treks are not too difficult, but on a hot day it's important to properly protect yourself from the sun and bring sufficient water supplies, because there are no sources of drinking water on site. To visit Mount Maunganui Summit Track on your trip to Tauranga, use our Tauranga itinerary builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We camped late afternoon at the bottom of the mount which didn't look that high up. The next morning due to being woken by the surf club next door 5.30 the boys and girls started getting the Kayaks in...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Hike full of steps which were quite steep. Can get tired after awhile if not used to exercising. Not a suitable hike for people with leg issues. Impressive view from the top.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I walked all the way up as everyone else, and I can just say stunning. What a beautiful place to do do a short hike, I did run down the hill and it was even better. Highly recommended :)  more »
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