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Mount Manaia Track

2129 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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amazing views, well worth the effort.

The walk is challenging as it involves thousands of steps, but a few stops on the way up to observe... read more

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Bruce C
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Whangarei, New Zealand
A fair hike and a top view!

Lots of stairs, worth it though, doesn't take too long - 2 hours return. There's a couple of little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
traciegila
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

The walk is challenging as it involves thousands of steps, but a few stops on the way up to observe the spectacular view will make it easier. When you reach the summit the views down the coast are incredible and you will enjoy the easy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of stairs, worth it though, doesn't take too long - 2 hours return. There's a couple of little tracks opened up at the top since I last went the Mt Manaia so you can capture the view from different locations. Interesting history there on...More

Thank traciegila
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1088 steps up but it is sooooo worth the effort. The nearly 360 views from the top are amazing. The steps are well formed and uniform, the forest is beautiful and the bird life is great. I totally recommend this walk.

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Dwh S, General Manager at Mount Manaia Track, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, I am so impressed to know you counted the steps! Thanks for the great review and hope to see you back at Whangarei Heads enjoying the many other walks as well :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up this track with 4 children aged from 6 to 10 and they all made it to the summit. The walk is well worth it and be prepared for lots and lots of stairs so you need a little bit of fitness to...More

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Dwh S, General Manager at Mount Manaia Track, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well done, AND with four children! It would have been a great reward to get to the top :) See you again no doubt.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

A lovely walk, well maintained track, but not an easy walk if you are as unfit as I am. It is very steep with 'a lot' of steep stairs, but well worth the effort. Beautiful native bush and birds all the way up and fantastic...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

You climb straight up and it is quite a haul but only for a short time and then the amazing view of the harbour. Worth it!

Thank Beth P
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Nice and clear hiking track with a lot of stairs. No problem to find the way. You can walk up and down much faster if needed.

Thank Pille M
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Stunning view, worth the climb, extensive birdlife. Bit of a hike up there however the track is great and there are also built steps part of the way. Great variety of birdlife. Can also do the walk if it is raining lightly as are under...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is a good climb to the top with many steps that save a scramble. Indigenous forest and kiwi country so use the Shoe scrubbers and spray before you walk through the gate.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This trail is lovely and ends at a great overlook with excellent views but don't under estimate how steep this is.

Thank Peter G
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lirpasabu
2 November 2016|
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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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no tickets required to climb Mt.Manaia
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