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PAPAMOA NEW ZEALAND
Welcome To Papamoa New Zealand!
Papamoa is situated in the warm sunny Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Papamoa is the largest suburb in the City of Tauranga. Papamoa Beach is renowned for its excellent fishing, and surfing. Papamoa is one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand due to the increase in popularity of coastal communities, proximity to Tauranga and local shopping developments. Real Estate in Papamoa New Zealand is a good alternative to property in Auckland.

   
WALKING UP THE MOUNT
Tauranga - Mt Maunganui - Papamoa
Mauao 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.
Base track
The base track is 3.4 km and takes about 45 minutes to walk. It is suitable for strollers but please take care.

Summit tracks
There 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 boardwalk.
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 - 100m
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 Mauao.
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