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Mt Manaia

Whangarei Heads Rd, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Medan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Its really need a lot energy. Almost want give up on the half way to top. The funny thing, I stop just on last track. After rest and collect back my energy then I decided no way I stop on this half way and continue climb to up. The view just excellent. Can see whole around. Beautiful scenic

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Whangarei
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Mount Manaia offers the best views of Whangarei and the coast - on a clear you can see all the way from Tutukaka to the Coromandel. The path was rebuilt by the Department of Conservation several years ago and is designed to be used by a whole range of folks from the really fit to those with mild mobility issues.... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

An easy climb up this mountain gives you glimpses at times out thru the bush but at the top its an amazing 360 degrees of views to dir for. Well worth the effort, I take all my visitors up to see Whangarei Heads laid out below them.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

From the bottom to the top, 403 metres above sea level. 360 degree views. Hundreds of steps but when you get to the top it is worth every bit of effort. For those very fit, try running up. I do this twice a week and have been for years. Never get tired of the views.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We have climbed this rock twice now and the views were just as stunning the second time. A steady climb which takes approx 40 minutes without stopping. About two-thirds up there is a short track that leads off to the right from the main path - keep an eye out for it as it ends on a ledge with great... More 

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The view from the top is magic - a must if you are traveling in the Whangarei area. Unfortunately the Department of Conservation has put literally a 1000 steps on the track (to make it all weather proof/safe) - therefore you need to be quite fit to get up ... still - what you see from above makes it worth... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My maniac husband dragged me up this almost 500 metre climb! It was had going, but definitely worth it! Not to be missed!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The view from the base, several outposts along the way, and from the top are spectacular. While the hike is slightly strenuous, it is on an incredibly we'll maintained trail wit lots of built in steps. If you're in the area, it's well worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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