Maunganui Walking Track
is an historic reserve. It is managed by the Tauranga City
Council.The base track is 3.4 km and takes about 45 minutes
to walk. It is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs but
please take care. There are several tracks to the summit.
The two tracks recommended for sightseers are the Oruahine
and Waikorire. The summit is 232m high – it takes
about 40 minutes to get to the top. There are no rubbish
bins on Mauao. Please take all rubbish away with you.
The base track is 3.4 km and takes about 45 minutes to walk.
It is suitable for strollers but please take care.
are several tracks to the summit.
4WD track (Vehicles are not allowed except
for maintenance and emergency purposes only).
The summit is 232m high – it takes about 40 minutes
to get to the top. On a hot day it can be hard work –
pace yourself and take water, sunscreen and a hat. There
are no rubbish bins on Mauao. Please take all rubbish away
with you. Please leave all gates as you find them.The 4WD
track starts at the end of Pilot Bay. You can use this track
to walk to the summit.
Waikorire and Oruahine tracks
Both of these tracks start from the ocean side of the base
track. Follow the boardwalk in front of the surf club to
the start of the base track.
The summit climb begins a few metres from the end of the
The Oruahine track ends part way up the 4WD track. Turn
left onto the 4WD track and continue to the summit, or turn
off the 4WD track onto the Motu Kauri track, then turn left
at the lookout intersection to go to the summit.
The Waikorire track is a steep track. Turn right at the
lookout intersection to go to the summit.
Approximate distances taken from the signs at the base.
Base Track - Approx 45 min walk - 2,936m
Base Track to Oruahine (Steep Track) Approx 25 min walk
Bush path - 204m
4WD track (Summit) Approx 1 hr walk - 1,897m
Oruahine Track - Approx 30 min walk - 660m
The Oruahine track goes from the light house and meets
up with the 4WD track ¾ of the way up the mountain.
It is on the ocean side of Mauao.
Stone Steps to Oruahine - 470m
Stone steps to Pilot Bay - 400m
Waikorire to Summit - 167m
Waikorire Track - Approx 20 min walk - 600m
From the lighthouse to the summit on the town side of