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“worth the climb”(63 reviews)
“great walk”(162 reviews)
Adams Ave, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 January 2013

A choice of great walking tracks around the mount, well maintained. You can choose the cruisey base track which accommodates prams and children. Challenging summit track affords stunning views and some entertainment from the many paragliders who sail down to MM beach. Allow 1 -...More

3  Thank Travelabit_10
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Too steep on stairs for me. Coming down would be punishing on my knees. Walking around the base is fine in the daytime. Great sea views and fesh air. Good way to start the day

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All reviews well worth the effort worth the climb great walk take your time summit track steep walk stunning views hard work coming down white island bottle of water great exercise fitness levels enjoy the view base walk matakana island minute walk
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having decided to do the Tongariro Crossing in March we did the Mount Maunganui summit track as a fitness test. It was well worth it! Trick for first timers - take the 4wd access track from Pilot Bay as the climb is not as daunting...More

Thank DavidW12936
Reviewed 4 days ago

They could have mentioned this place requires a lot of walking and that it is at the top of a hill. Tired

Thank CocotheClown2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last day in Tauranga and I still had a climb to do. But it had started to gently rain. Not put off and raincoat in a small backpack off I went. It was still very pleasant. Still had the views. And lots of other people...More

Thank Laurie R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although this hike is not easy for beginning older hikers or out of shape youngsters, it is well worth the trek if you would take your time. There are two ways to get to the top (east or west) and depending on your preference and...More

1  Thank Holenone9399
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must do if in the mount , choose a clear day so you get to see everything and don’t forget the camera

Thank toniez1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to start the day, not too difficult either. We had heard great reviews from other tourists and the locals rate it!

Thank SamfromAuckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether walking the summit track or around the base, this is a worthwhile experience. The base walk is an easy stroll - with the beautiful ocean to gaze at. The summit walk is not too difficult. Plenty of places to rest if you like and...More

Thank sophiepd20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ran from the ship at 5.45am Round the mountain from the side then came back and did the run to the top,I admit I stopped 3 times but only briefly, the run to the ship and back is 8.5 k and up the mountain...More

Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

They are 3 tracks to the top. The Waikorire track is the steepest path, with well-formed staircases winding up the eastern side of this extinct volcano. You need a good level of fitness, smokers I wouldn't suggest this route. The Oruahine track takes you around...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter whether it's the stair route or the track - it's a challenge but so worth it. About 30 min around the mount and 30-40 up it.

Thank SarieRoadTrip
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13 August 2018|
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Response from Whakaten2014 | Reviewed this property |
We are in our 60’s and find it takes us about 3/4 hour or so. There are some undulations. Plenty of benches to stop along the way. Is very scenic. However, due to a slippage there is now a diversion - up/down some deep... More
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10 April 2018|
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Response from Scottishsuese | Reviewed this property |
You could go up and down in an hour and a half perhaps? Maybe quicker if not too hot and you are fit.
11 October 2017|
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Response from jade_reeves | Reviewed this property |
The one to the left is shorter but harder with a lot of stairs, the path to the right is a lot longer with not as many stairs but slopes. It just depends how you find walks :)