Mount Manaia Track

Mount Manaia Track, Whangarei: Hours, Address, Mount Manaia Track Reviews: 5/5

Mount Manaia Track
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Ross C
Richmond, New Zealand261 contributions
Excellent views fro this accessible, high quality walk.
May 2021
Excellent views fro this accessible, high quality walk.Park your car in the spacious carpark and follow the well maintained track up through the kauri forest, past a few interpretation panels, climb some steps to reach the viewing area. Great scenery including Whangarei port, coastal villages, volcanic peaks.
Written 13 May 2021
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Pip W
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions
Well worth it, don’t be intimidated by reviews as to difficulty.
Apr 2021 • Couples
Beautiful walk, steep upwards grunt took us 50 minutes to get to the top pretty slow pace(6 months pregnant) all up took an hour 40 mins should be fine for any fitness level. Views really stunning!
Written 2 April 2021
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456kanwals
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
It is CHALLENGING! 1000 approx steps
Jan 2021 • Solo
DoC rates it as easy to moderate 4km short walk however when you include majority steep steps it is not an easy walk even for an avg fit person. I am relatively sporty but I was catching my breathe more than once. Having said that I did see people of all abilities up for a challenge. Take a water bottle and have sturdy shoes, the track is relatively all shaded from native bush which was nice. Few good photo ops on the way and plenty at summit.
Way down was a breeze.
Written 5 January 2021
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HelenM
9 contributions
Awesome day walk
Nov 2020
Amazing and challenging day walk. Well worth doing for the incredible panoramic views. Highly recommended.
Written 16 November 2020
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Peekaboo
477 contributions
Challenging but Worth It
Feb 2020 • Couples
A nice challenging walk up 420m to the viewpoint looking over the coast. Well worth the sweat up to see the beautiful view. Would recommend walking this if you are in the area but may not be accessible for everyone
Written 25 April 2020
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Hollie R
Reading, UK26 contributions
A bit tougher than expected, but worth it for the views
Mar 2020 • Couples
The DOC site rates thos track as low to moderate. Our fitness levels are relatively low and I struggled with the amount of steps. But it was all worth it in the end, with incredible views over the bay of islands.

Car park was easy to find, and big enough for the amount of traffic. The track entrance is right off the edge of the car park so no getting lost.
Written 8 March 2020
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abnzkiwi
Wellington, New Zealand14 contributions
Well worth the effort
Dec 2019
There is a bit of a hike up, but the scenery on the way is stunning, and the views at the top even better.
Written 11 February 2020
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ArrianeNC
Whangarei, New Zealand53 contributions
Views!
Jan 2020
You need to have some hill-walking confidence to walk up this steep track but the views are worth it. Take it slow, enjoy the beautiful native bush on the way up. Be respectful and take some time at the top to soak up the view.
Written 11 February 2020
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Aldersgate13
Auckland Central, New Zealand36 contributions
Wow! A bit more challenging uphill than expected but great
Jan 2020 • Friends
A friend and I did this yesterday, He hasn’t exercised for the last couple of months and found it challenging so, just be aware it’s all uphill and includes about 1000 steps. We had a few rest breaks And took About 1 hour 20 to the top ( if u r fit though u could do in 45) Gorgeous view from there. On the way down pretty easy and will take between 30 and 60 minutes depending on your fitness level as fun to jog down.
Really glad we made the effort!
Written 11 January 2020
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irene chan ai l... c
Ipoh, Malaysia188 contributions
Rewarding views
Dec 2019 • Couples
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this climb as it entails steps up all the way, fairly steep steps at times too. But the views that you get are immensely rewarding. There’s also a hidden lookout that will give you amazing views of Bream’s Bay (and in my opinion, this view is even better than the view from the summit. When you are almost reaching the summit, there is a section of flat boardwalk. Look to your right and you will see a fairly well-trodden path. Follow that to get to that lookout. You will not regret it!
A word of caution : it’s very windy on the summit so do be careful when taking photos.
Written 13 December 2019
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