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“A must do while here”

Mount Maunganui Summit Track
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“A must do while here”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Getting a bit of exercise in while on holiday & getting to see the great view from the top made it well worth the bit of pain for the daughter to get to the top.

Visited January 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Wonderful views great day”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Fantastic weather, great views! We climbed the steepest track and it definately wouldn't be suitable for people with disabilities! but for my family it was perfect! There were some people jumping off the top with parachutes and flying around before landing on the beach, great to watch!

Visited December 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“What a View!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you're in the area this is a must, you can walk around the base or as we did do the climb up. You will not be disappointed

Visited January 2014
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“The best free exercise in the area”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Staying in the area of the Mount a walk around the base and up to the summit are a must. There is really only one track around the base, but quite a few different ways to reach the summit. No matter what time of day you go there will always be other people also enjoying the exercise and views. I have been to the summit at 7am and 9pm, on boiling hot days and in the rain, and there are always people around and something new to see. Walking round the base takes about 45mins, going to the summit and back takes about 1hr. I don't find the climb up arduous, but always go up on the rough path and come down the stairs because I don't like coming down on the rough scree and find the steps easier (because I do it in flip-flops/sandals). There are loads of benches and viewing places all the way up and it's great to watch one of the huge passenger boats leaving (or arriving) the harbour, as the channel is narrow and they get so close you can talk to the people on-board. This is must do, don't be put off by the size of the hill, all paths are well maintained, you can't get lost (just go up and then down, or around the edge), children can easily walk up - and its free!
(There are toilets and drinking fountains at each side of the Mount, nothing on the summit)

Visited December 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Nice views in all directions”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

There are a variety of trails to follow on Mount Maunganui both to the summit and around the bottom. Put in the effort to get to the top and you are rewarded with some nice views over the forested Matakana Island on one side and the Bay of Plenty on the other. Popular with paragliders, jogger of all ages as well as tourists. Some parts of the walk are close to steep hillside so take care.

Visited December 2013
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