Mount Manaia

Mount Manaia

Mount Manaia is one of a cluster of majestic, jagged, bush-covered maunga, the remnants of volcanic action, that overlook the entrance to Whangārei Harbour. 

Mount Manaia is of special significance to Māori.


Car parking is available in the Mount Manaia Club’s lower car park on Whangārei Heads Road, above McLeod Bay.

What to expect

  • Impressive from the summit.
  • Native bush.
  • The track includes many flights of steps.

Mount Manaia Track

Grade:        3
Time:          2 hours (two-way)
Distance:    4 km (two-way)

The track surface is a mix of gravel path and wooden steps. Respect this wāhi tapu (sacred place) and keep to the marked tracks.

This track is a Department of Conservation track. 

Mount Manaia track (



Whangarei Heads Road, Whangārei 0174  View Map

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