Mount Manaia Track, Whangarei

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Challenge yourself and climb to the peak of Mount Manaia Track, 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 Track and beyond, use our Whangarei trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Whangarei vacation.
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  • Fun for the family, a lovely walk in NZ bush with fantastic views at the end. The track has been upgraded to a very high standard and you don't need boots even after ran. Good interpretive signs about...  more »
  • I am from the area and still go back and do it every time. Annoying that one of the main/better views is extremely hard to find with the new update of the tracks (you have to Jump off a boardwalk to s...  more »
  • The walk took us about an hour and a half in total through the bush on a well developed track with many stairs. The climb was well worth the effort with beautiful views of the Whangarei heads from the...  more »