Otanewainuku is a small rhyolitic dome in the western Bay of Plenty. A lookout (constructed by army territorials) provides sweeping views, and the mountain is home to virgin forest and an array of birdlife.

More information on the walk can be found at the DOC Otanewainuku page.

In 2007, four kiwi were released on Otanewainuku by the Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust. You can also sponsor a hectare through the trust.

List Status Official
Elevation 640 m (2,100 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Bay of Plenty/East Coast
Location Coordinates 37° 54′ 13″ S, 176° 12′ 14″ E
Nearest Town/s Tauranga
Geology Volcano
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 1.5 hours (return)
Distance 5.8 km (3.6 mi)
Start/End Points Mountain Rd
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Views , Lookout platform, views to Tarawera & Ruapehu

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