A steady climb through regenerating native bush to the summit of Mount Manaia rewards you with breathtaking views of the dramatic entrance to Whangārei-Terenga- Paraoa (Whangārei Harbour). This is one of the most dramatic harbour entrances in Aotearoa New Zealand. There is a spectacular view from the Bluff lookout to Te Whara/ Bream Head, Taranga and the Marotere islands (Hen and Chicken islands).
The gradient is steady and a steep climb with steps. The fitness level required is low to moderate.