Explore the most popular trails in Mauao Historic Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
4 days ago

Easily accessible, plenty of parking nearby or in the township. Moderate and steady climb, but very achievable. Good views from the top, as featured in most people's Facebook photos.

Easy hike, great view! Very accessible, close to the city therefore also a bit crowded.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful track surrounded by spectacular 360 degree views. 100% a must do when in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning walk with superb views.

I love the mount and do it a lot my fastest time up is 13:30 beautiful view.

hiking
2 months ago

Great track with amazing view

really nice track to visit the mount maunganui. if it's clear you will have amazing 360° views . most of the track is easy. some steps nothing imposible

Walked this today and lovely easy walk to summit and various diff routes! Also a 3.4km track around the base giving great views! Just a nice afternoon!

wow it is absolutely stunning. worth the walk and steps! loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

I’ve been up the mount a couple of time. I would recommend going up to see the sunrise.

I'd recommend going the long way when ur walking up its worth the view. Great hike one of my favourites

A short but quite difficult 45 minute ascent to the top especially in the sun! However the views at the top are amazing and fit people even run it! Would do it again!

Easy late afternoon hike! Not hard at all, though crowded!

4 months 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

hiking
4 months ago

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!

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

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

on Mount Maunganui Track

hiking
5 months 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
6 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.

Do it every day if you can

walking
11 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
11 months ago

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

nature trips
11 months ago

Nice view

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

my home town pick

hiking
Thursday, May 24, 2018

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.

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