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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  • Beautiful tracks to the top, good option is to take one way up and another down to see as much as possible. I would recommend to so the track mornings since it gets hot during the day. Do not get scar...  more »
  • It is steep, but fantastic when you get to the top. Took roughly 25 minutes to get to the summit. Make sure you walk around the whole summit to get different views at the top. 
  • If you just have one day in Tauranga, walk to the summit of Mount Maunganui (Mauao) and enjoy the amazing views of Tauranga and the area surrounding it. You can see White Island with its plum of smoke...  more »