Mount Manaia, Whangarei
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Challenge yourself and climb to the peak of Mount Manaia, a chain of basalt peaks overlooking the Whangarei Harbor. The trek involves a vigorous ascent through a forest with several viewing points along the way. Visitors who reach the top are rewarded with spectacular 360-degree views of the harbor, Bream Bay, and nearby islands. Try to identify native birds along the way, including the nation's icon, the kiwi. Ask a local for the mythology behind the peaks, and receive a story about mythical monsters and the god of weather. For Mount Manaia and beyond, use our Whangarei trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Whangarei vacation.
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  • Sunrise or sunset - an amazing sight to see and ever changing with the different lights. Climbing only for the very experienced, but many enjoyable walks from beginner level up can be taken in the sur...  more »
  • Myself and my 4 girls aged 9 12 12 and 15 decided to climb Mt Manaia... I'm so glad we did really well maintained track, great information about how it was formed and about Kauri die back. I was so im...  more »
  • A walk in nature, requires a good physical condition, the rise is not impossible, but requires some effort, but the views that are overwhelming, are wonderful, really a good super ride! And the sunset views are beautiful.
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