Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Bay of Plenty with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

It's an easy 40mins walk with some beautiful lookouts. I loved it. Even on weekend not crowded, I only met couple of people. Carry your surfing board and ride that waves :)
Orokawa bay is really nice and peaceful.

Great trail for hill training.
View up the top is worth every second of puffing.

6 days ago

you can have a nice walk around the mountain (~40mins) or going up to the top (another 45mins). Bit crowded, lot of people running up and down as well.

there are 2 tracks you can do, around the mount and up. I did both and they're quite relax. Perfect to start or and the day. The view at the top is beautiful.

Gentle walk with some steps and great views

The Mount is beautiful! Walk around the base track if you feel like a gentle walk with beautiful views, or take one of the tracks up if you feel like something a little more challenging. The view from the top is definitely worth the walk up but the base tracks offers its own delights! Seals, shells and ships!

This track is very busy all year round, but especially so in summer. Can be done in jandals and togs.

No dogs. Enjoy!

hiking
11 days ago

One of my favourite walks (no dogs allowed). Start at Waihi Beach main beach and walk over the hill to the beautiful Orokawa Bay. The walk itself is relatively easy, although can be slippery after rain so take good footwear. Well worth the walk for the beautiful beach at the end.

walking
no shade
11 days ago

Great dog friendly walk! The current of the stream is very strong in some places so ensure your dog is a good swimmer if they are off lead and keep a close eye on them. You can do the whole walk or shorter walks within it. Easy, well maintained track.

great views from the top or a nice easy walk around the base

nice walk well worth it for the view at the top

Beautiful scenery around the base track, and really awesome views as you are walking up and from the summit.

Easy Bush walk that connects Owen's Park to Riverstone park

mountain biking
1 month ago

Awesome m.bike ride...

on Mount Maunganui Track

hiking
1 month ago

If you are not a local, the signage is not all it could be. There are a number of ways to get to the top and you have no idea what the differences are. if I knew which trails I took, I'd tell you; but I don't. People of all ages do this walk (including people carrying babies) but there is no question it is steep.

hiking
2 months ago

Relatively easy wide trail, makes it a bit harder if it’s a hot day but the views at the top are unreal. Walk back down to the beach was nice as well and we saw a few sheep! Definitely worth the walk up top. Running shoes are probably a good idea but I did it in flip flops and was fine!

Great, quick hike with 3 trails to get up. I took the 4WD track. It was less crowded, which I appreciate in a hike.

Great views, excellent for visitors.

Very nice mountain. Not too hard and not too easy. Perfect for for training. Steep in parts but the view from the summit is worth the effort!

walking
4 months ago

Great family friendly loop around the spectacular Lake Tiki Tapu.
Many good views of the lake and well formed tracks.
Many use for trail running.

Do it every day if you can

walking
4 months ago

I loved this walk. So many nice pplaces to stop with nice view and really easy and well looked after track.

walking
7 months ago

Love taking my son around in his front pack! Such a shame they have stairs now but such a beautiful view the whole way around!

walking
7 months ago

Love taking the kids around the base track. Lovely views and family friendly

nature trips
7 months ago

Nice view

Fairly busy but great views. Must do as a visitor.

my home town pick

hiking
9 months ago

Great for a hike up and down the mount or round if you don’t fancy climbing! Plenty of routes to choose but always busy.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Awesome for using the climb for fitness training

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