Mt Manaia Track

This track has been included in the Top 14 Great Short Walks by Department of Conservation (DOC) and Tourism New Zealand. 

Rising proudly 420m above sea level, this distinctly shaped mountain, provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Whangarei Harbour and beyond.  

As you climb towards the summit the gradient gets steeper winding up though beautiful native forest with glimpses of the ocean through the trees. 

The climb is definitely worth the spectacular view from the natural rock lookouts - exercise caution as there are no safety barriers.

Fitness required:  Medium to High - lots of steps
Time:  Approx. 1 hour to summit – Allow 2 hours for return trip

Track type:  Wide gravel path and wooden steps
Distance:  3.5 km return via same track

 If you're wanting a more challenging, longer hike - check out Te Whara Track

For more information on this walk including maps click on the Discover Whangarei Heads logo below and visit