Mount Manaia Track, Whangarei

(5/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a great walking track with amazing views from the top. Be prepared its uphill all the way but there are good spots to sit and rest. Walking poles would be helpful on he way down if you have wo...  more »
  • This track was a hell of a time to climb but so worth it once you are at the top. I did this walk when I wasn't that fit and did struggle with the climb and all the steps a little bit, but the view at...  more »
  • A walk that certainly gets the lungs working! But along with the workout, there are fabulous views of the Whangarei Harbour.and the Oil Refinery. Dont stop, reaching the stop for a much needed drink a...  more »