Mount Maunganui Summit Track, Tauranga

#1 of 23 in Trails in Bay of Plenty Region
Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Breathe in the fresh air and admire the amazing views of the Bay of Plenty on Mount Maunganui Summit Track. Rising up to 232 m (761 ft), this extinct volcanic cone was once used by the Maori as a natural fortification; today, locals and visitors alike flock here for a day in nature. Several tracks lead to the cone's summit, and depending on the one you choose, the hike to the top might take approximately 30 minutes to an hour. In general, the treks are not too difficult, but on a hot day it's important to properly protect yourself from the sun and bring sufficient water supplies, because there are no sources of drinking water on site. Make Mount Maunganui Summit Track a centerpiece of your Tauranga vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tauranga online trip planner.
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  • Not easy to find the 4-wheel drive track which was advertised as less strenuous. Labelling on the whole poor (tourists don't know which bay is which (label the tracks Steep with Steps, or 4-wheel...  more »
  • Walking the base or climbing to the summit is a must do at the mount be prepared. The terrain is uneven and the steps are quiet steep so make sure that you wear appropriate closed shoes. One part of....  more »
  • Was a little wait, people like to try and push in gees get inline
  • Great hike up. Was a tough but quick hike. Some shady patches along the route if you take the stairs. Awesome views and photo op spots. Clearly marked route.
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