Mauao Summit & Base Track Walks
The Mauao Summit and Base Track walks are a must for everyone visiting The Mount. The Summit Track reaches 232 metres above sea level and takes about 40 minutes to reach the top. The track can get quite steep in sections, however, the stunning views from the summit will be your reward! On a clear day you can see as far as White Island and the Coromandel Ranges.
For a more leisurely experience, the Mauao Base Track offers an easy 3.5km (45 minutes) oceanside walk. The rock pools and groves of pohutukawa trees will ensure you take lots of photos.
The start of the walks are 3.4kms from The Reef Beachfront Apartments – a 6 minute drive or 40 minute walk. There is plenty of parking around the base of the Mount, although getting a park in the weeks or during summer can be a challenge.