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. Make Mount Maunganui Summit Track a centerpiece of your Tauranga vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tauranga online trip planner .
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  • It takes about 35 to 45 minutes. View is quite nice and track has a lot of shady spots. Many locals come here for exercising. Best time is apparently ab out 20 to 23 minutes.  more »
  • If you don't exercise much, this will take you some time to reach the summit. But the view from the top is breath taking. Do carry your hats, shades and sun screen and wear comfortable clothes along w...  more »
  • To enjoy the view not to be missed! The Ballad is beautiful and accessible even if there is sometimes beautiful climbs!
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