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“Stunning views but lots of stairs...”
Review of Mount Manaia Track

Mount Manaia Track
Ranked #6 of 58 things to do in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Always check the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) website for changes that might affect your trip.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed February 28, 2013

The walk up Mount Manaia offers incredible views over the Whangarei Harbour and it's surroundings. The walk itself is fairly steep with lots of stairs but can be completed in about an hour and a half there and back by someone of reasonable fitness, although I suggest you take a picnic to eat at the lookout.

Thank Dion G
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very steep climb up a track with steps. Track goes through native forest which contains lots of birds and some interesting trees. The views from the top are quite spectacular. This was a challenging lung burster for us but we completed the walk in 1/2 the recommended time. I would do it again but slower! you can pop into the bar next to the car park for a well earned drink afterwards.

Thank calderhigh
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We did the climb with a 4 year old and it was a bit too much for her, so it took us an hour more than suggested. it is a steep climb of more than 1000 steps, but the view at the top is beautiful.

Thank Shirakl
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The best lookout over Whangarei Heads, but it comes with a few steps that you have to conquer. Don't go on a windy day. There is a safe carpark and remember to take water for the trip. Definitely one of the "must do" things

Thank andries C
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Reviewed November 17, 2016
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