Mount Maunganui Summit Track

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Mount Maunganui Summit Track

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IJ
Opotiki, New Zealand4 contributions
It's been 12 years since I last climbed Mauao and I swear it is even more beautiful now! Appropriate walking shoes and clothing is a must, as you can get hot walking up 200 odd metres above sea level. The condition of the track is ok, although you must be aware of where you step as the terrain is elevated. Take you time coming down too, as the elevation and gravelly conditions of the path can make it awkward, unless you are experienced. The views from all around the tracks are fantastic as they gradually change from ground level to the absolute peak. We saw some youngsters game enough to perch themselves on boulder on the side of the mountain with a steep drop to the bottom (not advised to do). The signposting on the tracks are accurate. We briefly talked to a person carrying a 20kg pack using the route for training (he was climbing twice today and three times tomorrow) in preparation for the Milford Track. We saw people of all ages, shapes and sizes on the walk. A great walking experience.
Written April 3, 2021
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hanniepex
Auckland, New Zealand480 contributions
Family
Its a challenging track because we tagged along our 4 year old daughter and we stopped almost every corner. (Hahaha)
The trail is very easy to use. Steps could be steep and slippery when wet. The summit view offers breathtaking view of Tauranga harbour, Beaches and the city. That >1 hour walk is worth it.
Written May 17, 2022
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Genevieve H
10 contributions
Couples
We were passed by younger, older and fitter people, mainly locals going for their daily exercise. Certainly worth climbing for the views and the bird life seen on the way up. The birdsong was amazing as were close up views of many native NZ birds.
Written November 27, 2020
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bwight2016
Vernon, Canada44 contributions
Get to Mount Maunganui early in the morning for a good parking choice there is a lot of free parking if you get there early. Cruise ships dock here and passengers off load for a day of sight seeing so if you arrive then expect some crowds along the pathway. There is a camp ground for those in caravans or pulling trailers right at the base of the mount all appeared to be full service lots. Again if you are camping I would advise trying to secure a spot well in advance as the locals seem to like traveling a lot to this area too and it appeared quite full. Wear sensible shoes for the hike runners would be best. The hike up is not long but I found it steep in some areas however there are stops along the way with a bench. Many of the locals hike or run this daily with the more fit ones doing it in under 10 minutes. I am in my mid 50 s and fairly out of shape so it took a gasping 56 minutes but I did feel accomplished at the end and had some great pictures to show as well. There are two ways up/down I recommend the way I went which was with the stairs, from the top the other way down is supposed to be quicker but is mainly lose rock and I was told very slippery so chose the stairs back down. Once at the bottom take a beach stroll to cool down and watch the waves there are some good ones.
Written March 3, 2020
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neeraj_saxena10
Rotorua, New Zealand45 contributions
I been up there few time with my friends and every time I enjoyed a lot. Great walk to pump your heart and from the walk you can see the amazing view of sea and city of Mount Maunganui. I have made video of track if you want to have an idea about the place. Just visit my YouTube channel "Travelling Dilse" for amazing videos of the different part of New Zealand. Your love and support will be greatly appreciate.
Written July 19, 2022
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JamesM
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
Family
Fantastic experience walking up a beautiful volcano in a beautiful seaside town. The summit track was tough on the children but they managed it in around 1hr 20mins. The view from the top was definitely worth the effort!
Written July 10, 2020
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ChloeLear
Auckland Central, New Zealand52 contributions
Family
It took us a good 45mins to go up to the top from the main beach, my 7yo was able to walk up there himself but I had to carry my 4yo on my shoulders most of the way.
Parts of the track were rather steep with lose gravel, the little one slipped over a couple of times.
Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Bring a water bottle with you.
Pay attention to the signs as there are several tracks, quite a number of people took the wrong turns and got a bit lost.
Written January 8, 2020
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Tripp’s Travels
Wellington, New Zealand74 contributions
Reaching the top is an extraordinary feeling that will take you between 20 mins to 1 hour depending on your level of fitness and the route you take. I am an averagely fit young adult and it takes me half an hour.
Good shoes aren't essential but they are helpful.
There are no facilities or water at the top so be prepared.
Written May 5, 2020
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pushprag
New Zealand17 contributions
A memorable experience walking up the the step track towards the mount, having the sunrise point visible throughout the walk. A track that a reasonably fit person could easily manage. Walked two consecutive days with the second day to view the the beautiful sunrise. Captured those lovely memories that will flash on my inward eye any time I wish to recall the moments. Awesome views with awesome companions.
Written October 4, 2020
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KiwiTraveller85
Orewa, New Zealand189 contributions
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 the track up is literally 200+ steps to the top all of different sizes above sea level so take your time and be prepared to sweat! There are seats are different stages of the steps for those that need the rest but the views going up looking over the mount and the satisfaction of reaching the top / the views from the top are definitely worth it. On the way down the other side is uneven elevated slope so be careful of slipping. You can enter the base track and do the summit walk from either side of the mount - from the beach side next to the surf club or from the pilot bay / top 10 park. Recommend doing it early in the morning when its not so hot.
Written April 9, 2021
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