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“Lovely view, good exercise. Suitable for beginning hikers.”

Mount Maunganui Summit Track
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“Lovely view, good exercise. Suitable for beginning hikers.”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

I really enjoyed climbing the summit. It was my first time with friends and we enjoyed it. It was challenging but doable. I love to do it again. Spectacular views and breathtaking sceneries. You will appreciate Tauranga, its beaches and stunning surrounding.

Very worth remembering and doing.

Visited March 2013
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“Smell the Salt Air”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Loved being able to leisurely walk around the mountain and breathe in the fresh salt air....fabulous views of Tauranga and the My from various points on the walk.

Visited November 2012
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“Climb Mount Maunganui”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Awesome track, reasonable level of fitness required. Sit and watch the container ships and cruise ships negotiate the narrow chanel between Matakana Island and the Mount.

Visited April 2013
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“The best view "for as far as the eye can see"”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Mount or Mauao is an absolute must if you come to Mount Maunganui. There are several different walking tracks that are suitable for everyone from mature to young families. The best part is that you can take your time and consume the views from the different parts until you reach the summit where you get a spectacular panoramic 360 degree. The preferred day to do this is on a cloudless day so that you can from coast to coast. Make sure you bring your camera and if it is a hot day some water. To add some significance to the walk Google "The story of Mauao" which will outline the Maori legend of how Mauao got there. Sunrise is mind blowing (see photo)

Visited February 2013
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“Better than Any of the Cruise Ship's Shore Excursions”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

After doing some extensive research prior to a cruise I decided that the best activity for our day would be to walk to the top of, and around, Mount Maunganui. The walk was great - we were blessed with wonderful weather for walking and enjoyed all of the views as we worked our way up and around. We are in our late 50s and in reasonable shape as we walk a lot. We did not find the walk up to be particularly exhausting but we did stop to enjoy the beautiful vistas on our way up. All and all this was a highlight of our trip.

Visited February 2013
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