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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  • I am a bit biased having grown up here. However, having traveled extensively around the world i can honestly say that the view from up here matches anywhere i have been.  more »
  • Climbed up here for the first time in a few years and forgot how much of a climb it was, i struggled a little but made and i was glad i did as i forgot how great the view was.  more »
  • I have done this a few times especially when I wanted an extra workout compared to walking around the base track. I prefer the route that goes up & down using the steps, the other routes are slightly ...  more »
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