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Mount Manaia Track

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Sacred Place

I live close by and walk this track regularly. Keeps you fit and has spectacular views. It is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sharonthompson420
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Spectacular views

Wanted to watch the sun come up so went up in the dark with our torches. Took us about 40 min max... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mjcfitness
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2129 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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!

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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
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Steep hike up but well worth it!! The drive along Whangarei Heads Rd is also lovely. Perfect hike to do before continuing on to Ocean Beach!

1  Thank JanelleL222
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The walk to the top is not for couch potatos but there is a great viewing point at about 3/4 up if you want to avoid the worst bit of the climb. Fantastic views, beautiful Northland native forest and good exercise.

2  Thank brucensel
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

You need a degree of fitness to tackle this mountain, but once you conquer it you'll feel on top of the world with views to match.

2  Thank JanetH2877
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The walk can be a little challenging but worth every huff and puff! Magical up there. Look for the little side tracks too

1  Thank tarnzs20
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lirpasabu
2 November 2016|
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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
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coasthoppa
23 September 2015|
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Response from coasthoppa | Reviewed this property |
no tickets required to climb Mt.Manaia
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