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Mount Manaia Track

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An absolute MUST when in Whangarei

A great workout with a great view. It's over 1000 steps, it'll get you puffing, but it's 100% worth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Whangarei, New Zealand
Worth the effort

It took a lot to convince my two daughters that it was worth the climb, having been up this climb... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2129 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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All reviews well worth the effort whangarei heads worth the climb great walk hours return average fitness watch the sun beautiful native bush steep steps car park great scenery hard work scenic walk ocean beach plenty of parking kauri trees stops
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great workout with a great view. It's over 1000 steps, it'll get you puffing, but it's 100% worth it. You did't see Whangarei if you didn't do this walk.

Thank Josieeeee
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

It took a lot to convince my two daughters that it was worth the climb, having been up this climb several times before. The weather was great, leading to fantastic views. My daughters decided in the end that it was worth doing all the steps....More

Thank 19Francis72
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous walk though nz native bush to reach the top. During the walk you are spoiled with fresh smells, birdsong and historic steps! I’m not really one for cadio (ever) but this is so worth it! The 360 views over the whangarei harbour are to...More

Thank LaurenT2563
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Wow was the view from the top! I took my mother who was not keen to hike up all 1000 stairs but she did in the end and it was a stunning achievement. The view is spectacular. A must do if visiting the Whangarei district.

Thank Twinkles33
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I live close by and walk this track regularly. Keeps you fit and has spectacular views. It is a great challenge for the casual walker with a prize of a spectacular view of the area. Great training ground for sporty types.

Thank sharonthompson420
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Wanted to watch the sun come up so went up in the dark with our torches. Took us about 40 min max. It was beautiful! Certainly worth the early morning rise. Got very cold up there in July so advise to take a jacket.

Thank mjcfitness
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Need to be fit. And the tracks are average and need improvement. Nive view from top through. If your fit its a must do.

Thank 887breeannab
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Lovely uphill walk, even better downhill. Great trees, wonderful views and fascinating history. Plan a day trip

1  Thank laurenr0che
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is Whangarei's best walk... Easily done well within the signposted times, good for families as it isn't a long hike, although there are quite a lot of steps. Great views at the top!

Thank alice_bi19
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a keeper, you will love the walk (it's steep!) and the views, make sure you veer off to the cliff-lookout halfway up!

1  Thank Maria S
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2 November 2016|
Response from OutThere-Kiwi | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately public transport only goes as far as the airport at Onerahi. One of the private shuttle services might be able to help but that will most probably only be cost effective if there's a group of you. Try searching... More
23 September 2015|
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Response from coasthoppa | Reviewed this property |
no tickets required to climb Mt.Manaia