Mount Manaia Track, Whangarei

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#4 of 12 in Parks in Whangarei
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. A visit to Mount Manaia Track represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Whangarei road trip planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • A healthy walk to the top rewards you with just stunning views. Always nice people on the track. A number of good cafes and watering holes around to relax afterwards. Superb walk. One of the best in N...  more »
  • great walk. it is steep in places but a fabulous view over the entrance to the whangarei harbor and surrounding areas is spectacular. Take a camera.....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A good mountain for a "walk". More than 400 meters up (and down). It is rewarded with a beautiful view over Bream Bay, Marsden Point and the Oil Refinery. Don't forget to bring water or some other drinks with you.
  • It's a good, tough 1 hour walk up to the summit, but it's well worth the sweat. The 360 degree views it's amazingly gorgeous
  • About an hour hike up to the top, and if you have some decent climbing experience and you can continue further to the very top of on of the heads!
  • The best place i ever saw in my entire life

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