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Mauao ara hīkoi

Mauao walkway

Stroll around the base or venture higher up and admire the breathtaking views this walkway has to offer.

Oruahine Track Closure

To help keep Mauao in good shape, Oruahine Track will be closed on Wednesday 29 March while the team undertake vegetation management. Access to the summit will still be possible via the Waikorire and Motukauri tracks.

Upcoming track closure on Mauao


Mauao map

Mauao - Map and Guide Brochure (5.26mb pdf)

No dogs or bikes are allowed on Mauao.

Walking Tracks

Te Ara Motukauri (4WD track)

The Te Ara Motukauri (4WD track) starts at the end of Pilot Bay. You can use this track to walk to the summit. Vehicles are not allowed except for maintenance and emergency purposes.

Waikorire and Oruahine tracks

Both of these tracks start from the ocean side of the Te Ara Tutanga (base track).

Follow the boardwalk in front of the surf club to the start of the Te Ara Tutanga (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 Te Ara Motukauri (4WD track) 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 the quickest and easiest route to the summit. It is a steep track with a lot of stairs. Turn right at the lookout intersection to go to the summit.

Te Ara Tutanga (base track)

Te Ara Tutanga (base track) is 3.4 km and takes about 45 minutes to walk.

Please take care as there are areas with steep drop-offs and rock falls.

Related information

Information on walking tracks in the Western Bay of Plenty District

For information on joining a walking group in your area go to the City on its Feet

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