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Mt Manaia

Whangarei Heads Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Whangarei
Type: Mountains
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you can climb stairs then you should be able to get to the top - just take the time you need for your fitness level. (no need to run up like some of the locals do!) We are in our early fifties & though strenuous - had no trouble. Take water, camera & light jacket for the wind at... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The department of conservation spent thousands producing this walkway that includes over a 100 formed steps. A basic degree of fitness is required but we have seen primary school and pensioners cheerfully zipping up and down the path. Do take water and a second layer of clothing as it can get cooler at the top.Views in all directions are spectacular.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Looking at the height we had to walk detered me a little bit. It took us (2 adults & 3 kids 3,4 & 7) 1hr 30mins all up hill, with what felt like a million stairs to reach the top. Not alot of space up there for many people & i was a little scared of my little 1's as... More

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Mt. Manaia is a great hike with spectacular views from the top. I took my 10 year old and my friend had her 8 year old and they could manage it no problem. The track is well maintained and safe. The boys even found a geo-cache. We didn't know what it was and had to google it. They were thrilled.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Take a short hike up the mountain side and have an explore in the native bush, So many features to see and animal life in the bush, When you get to the top there in a viewing platform but for the more outgoing. Head up the top to the trig station.

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Devon
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6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

The most incredible views from the top of this mountain. Not for the faint hearted... Or those with weak knee joints. I'm not the fittest but I am young and active and I struggled. Absolutely worth it once you get to the top tho!!!

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Perth, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have no idea how many steps there are to the top, but there are lots! We made it in about 50 mins but it was hard work. The view at the top is fabulous on a fine, clear blue day.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a panoramic view of the city. Really amazing. There are steps for the walker to climb to the very top which I feel has spoilt the 'natural' ruggedness. No more climbing over tree roots and through muddle streams.. Shame... I feel climbing steps is harder on the legs but it is certainly well worth the effort.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It is well worth the effort to climb the track to the lookout for the magnificent view of Whangarei Harbour.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Such a great walk and awesome workout to get to the top and see those spectacular views. The steps are so safe and well made now. Highly recommend for most ages. Take a drink and snack with you for at the top and enjoy a coffee or ice ream from cafe nearby when you get down... Or a beverage at... More

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