Base track begins from Pilot Bay, Summit track starts on the beachfront next to Mount Hot Pools.
A trip to Mt Maunganui is incomplete without a short hike - or two!
Mt Maunganui Summit - This track takes approximately 1hr 30min return. The steep terrain means that it's not an easy feat but it's certainly a rewarding one! At the top you'll witness stunning 360 degree views of the entire Western Bay of Plenty area. Make sure to take your camera with you to snap the picture-perfect shot of you perching on a rock looking over the city and coastline.
Mt Maunganui Base Track - This is one of New Zealand's most popular scenic walks and takes just 45 minutes. This track boasts views of the harbour, the ocean and the gorgeous white sand beaches. You might even spot a seal sunbathing on the rocks if you're lucky!
BONUS: Moturiki Island walk - If you're keen for more walking, make sure to check out this funky little island just off Mt Maunganui beach. Enjoy an easy, flat stroll to the blowhole and follow the marked track up to the vantage point.