Start of the Mount Manaia Track
Image: Jaime Apolonio | Creative Commons



A steady climb through regenerating native bush to the summit of Mount Manaia rewards you with breath-taking views of the dramatic entrance to Whangārei-Terenga-Paraoa (Whangārei Harbour).
  • One of the most dramatic harbour entrances in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Spectacular view from the Bluff lookout to Te Whara/Bream Head, Taranga and the Marotere islands (Hen and Chicken islands).

  • Fitness required: Low to moderate
  • Gradient: Steady and steep climb with steps

4 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

2 hr Easy: Walking track


Stop kauri disease and protect kauri

  • Scrub all soil off shoes and gear.
  • Use cleaning stations.
  • Always stay on the track.

How you can help save kauri


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