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Mauao Cultural Walk

East Coast Paddler

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Mt Maunganui boasts a well-loved mountain, named Mauao, seeped in history and culture.  Join us in a walk through time with our local guides.  Take in the stunning views of Mt Maunganui, hear the compelling Maori legends, and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings.

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Stop At: East Coast Paddler SUP Mauao, Corner of The Mall and Pacific Ave, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand

Our headquarters is based at the Mauao Adventure Hub, where you will end the session with some beverages and a sampler spread supplied by Mag's Fresh Fish, a longstanding local restaurant and fresh seafood supplier. We also have locally designed Maori art, clothing and souvenirs to purchase.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty 3116, New Zealand

Mauao is an iconic landmark and traversing its 3.4km base track is New Zealand’s single most popular walk. We have plenty of time to enjoy the crashing ocean waves, stunning views and compelling stories told by our local guides. Mauao was once a Maori pa site. Ask our guides more about pre-European Mauao.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Matakana Island, Bay Of Plenty 3172, New Zealand

View Matakana Island from Mauao. An island rich with history and a welcoming sight to the Tauranga Harbour. Ask our guides about life on "The Island".

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga New Zealand

This is the ultimate spot to swim, surf and sunbathe and this glorious stretch of golden sand has been voted the best beach in the country. In fact, visitors have also ranked it the second best beach in the South Pacific and among the top 25 beaches in the world according to Trip Advisor.

Pass By: Mount Hot Pools, 9 Adams Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand

These salt water hot pools are iconic in Mt Maunganui. Ask our guides for a discount voucher to soak your feet and body after your walking experience.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 40 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Sun screen
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrellas
  • Rain ponchos
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks - Feast from our sampler spread supplied by Mag's Fresh Fish, a longstanding local restaurant and fresh seafood supplier. Sample the delicacies we commonly enjoy her in Mt Maunganui.

120 to 150 minutes

Return Details
East Coast Paddler SUP Mauao, Corner of The Mall and Pacific Ave, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand

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