Time  2 hours 50 minutes

Coordinates 356

Uploaded February 28, 2017

Recorded February 2017

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2.35 mi

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near Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty (New Zealand)

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Route from Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park to the summit of Mount Maunganui (Mauao), going east on the way, and on the way west on the way back.
The route begins at Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park, a campsite equipped with all kinds of facilities. A sign indicates the beginning of the route, and just after crossing the fence, you can see a large group of lambs that live in the mountains (the fences prevent them from escaping). It is recommended not to make too much noise so as not to scare the lambs and let them live peacefully on the mountain. To climb to the top there are two main routes: a path that goes up the east side, and another that goes up the west side. In this case, he has climbed the way east, which is a little shorter, and it has been done in the dark. The goal was to see the sunrise from the summit, so that no pictures could be taken. Anyway, this path goes on the side of a lighthouse, which helps the boats of the Bay of Plenty to orient themselves.
Once on top of the summit, the sun begins to illuminate the sky, although a fringe of cloud extends prevents it from happening at the scheduled time. The views of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, with the faint light of dawn, are spectacular. Once the sun comes out, and after exploring the summit, where there is a commemorative stone plaque, the descent has begun watching new views of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, and even the Mayor Island ( Tuhua) in the background. Later, the first views of the Matakana Island and the Tauranga Entrance appear, which is the small water entrance that connects the Pacific Ocean to the Tauranga Harbor. Continuing along the path, now full of light, you can see information posters indicating the direction to make the summit. A few meters of unevenness you can see a fantastic grass area where you can rest by contemplating a beautiful landscape, and also boats stopped at the Tauranga Entrance. Finally, there is the informative poster at the end of the route, and it returns to the starting point.
It is a very well signposted route, with no loss, and that allows to make the summit following different paths. In any case, the route always goes up or down, so it is easy to know, in a fork, what is the right path. Although it is not a mountain too high, the distance to travel is short, so it climbs a few meters quickly. Either way, the views offered by the summit, as well as the views that are being obtained along the way, are postal. A totally recommended route, especially if you can enjoy the sunrise.
  • Photo of Vista de Tauranga i la Bay of Plenty
  • Photo of Vista de Tauranga i la Bay of Plenty
  • Photo of Vista de Tauranga i la Bay of Plenty
Vista de Tauranga i la Bay of Plenty
  • Photo of Mount Maunganui (Mauao)
  • Photo of Mount Maunganui (Mauao)
  • Photo of Mount Maunganui (Mauao)
  • Photo of Mount Maunganui (Mauao)
Mount Maunganui (Mauao)
  • Photo of Vista de la Bay of Plenty, Tauranga i la Mayor Island (Tuhua)
  • Photo of Vista de la Bay of Plenty, Tauranga i la Mayor Island (Tuhua)
  • Photo of Vista de la Bay of Plenty, Tauranga i la Mayor Island (Tuhua)
Vista de la Bay of Plenty, Tauranga i la Mayor Island (Tuhua)
  • Photo of Vista de la Matakana Island i de Tauranga
  • Photo of Vista de la Matakana Island i de Tauranga
  • Photo of Vista de la Matakana Island i de Tauranga
Vista de la Matakana Island i de Tauranga
  • Photo of Vista de la Matakana Island i de la Tauranga Entrance
  • Photo of Vista de la Matakana Island i de la Tauranga Entrance
Vista de la Matakana Island i de la Tauranga Entrance
  • Photo of Cartell informatiu per fer el cim
Cartell informatiu per fer el cim
  • Photo of Zona d'herba
Zona d'herba
  • Photo of Vaixells a la Tauranga Entrance
Vaixells a la Tauranga Entrance
  • Photo of Cartell de final de la ruta
Cartell de final de la ruta
  • Photo of Xais
Xais
  • Photo of Cartell d'inici de la ruta
Cartell d'inici de la ruta

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