Whether you choose to walk around the base or climb to the summit using one of the many different routes, the Mount (Mt Maunganui) offers adventure for families with children of all ages.
Mount Maunganui base track is a fabulous walk for the family. With spectacular views of the harbour, this mostly flat gravelled walk is suitable for pushchairs. Bring water and sun screen as the track is 3.5km long and in many places exposed to the Bay of Plenty sun. Families with older children may wish to climb to the summit. There are many signposted tracks that connect up so you can climb up one way and return on another track. The popular Oruahine track entrance can be found on the Mount Beach side just past the Surf club.
Free parking is available in the streets around the Mount but allow time to find a park during the popular summer months. Toilets are available at the Pilot Bay and Mount Beach end of the base track.