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Mount Manaia Track

Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0192, New Zealand
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Good stretch for the legs with a great view

Fun for the family, a lovely walk in NZ bush with fantastic views at the end. The track has been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Great walk with beautiful views

I am from the area and still go back and do it every time. Annoying that one of the main/better... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for the family, a lovely walk in NZ bush with fantastic views at the end. The track has been upgraded to a very high standard and you don't need boots even after ran. Good interpretive signs about the volcanic history.

Thank HelenYorke
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am from the area and still go back and do it every time. Annoying that one of the main/better views is extremely hard to find with the new update of the tracks (you have to Jump off a boardwalk to see the headlands). Other...More

1  Thank Kimeh456
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The walk took us about an hour and a half in total through the bush on a well developed track with many stairs. The climb was well worth the effort with beautiful views of the Whangarei heads from the top.

Thank Gemmer93
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Was a great walk up there. There were 5 of us 3 adults and 2 children(12 and 3) we made it up there within 40mins. Was really great, the veiws are so magnificent. I was a bit scared of the top but did managed to...More

Thank pngiwi
Reviewed 27 April 2017

a well maintained wide walking track to the very top, with lovely native bush along the track, it is nice to talk to fellow track users too as they all seem to be of like mind and lovely people. the views at the top are...More

Thank coppertopdebbie
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Awesome views over the Whangarei Heads and through to Marsden Point once you get to the majestically large monoliths at the top of Mt Manaia! They say it is a 2hr walk, but we got to the top after 35 mins, and including photos stops...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a great walking track with amazing views from the top. Be prepared its uphill all the way but there are good spots to sit and rest. Walking poles would be helpful on he way down if you have wobbly knees. Take a picnic...More

Thank Argamemnon
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This track was a hell of a time to climb but so worth it once you are at the top. I did this walk when I wasn't that fit and did struggle with the climb and all the steps a little bit, but the view...More

Thank Renae007
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A walk that certainly gets the lungs working! But along with the workout, there are fabulous views of the Whangarei Harbour.and the Oil Refinery. Dont stop, reaching the stop for a much needed drink and rest allows you to savor the sweeping view right along...More

Thank 731kathleen
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I really enjoyed the view from the top. There are a lot of stairs on this trail. I am not the fittest person, so it was quiet hard for me to get up there, but the view was definitely worth it.

Thank Jen_worldwide
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Hi, is there any public transport going there from central whangerei?
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
There are no tickets required to climb Mt. Manaia
23 September 2015|
Response from coasthoppa | Reviewed this property |
no tickets required to climb Mt.Manaia