Maunganui Bluff

With it’s summit 460m above sea level, but only 700m from the coastline, Maunganui Bluff plummets steeply in to the sea below. The track itself passes through a rare example of northern coastal forest before emerging on a summit with spectacular views.

List Status Official
Elevation 460?m?(1,509?ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Northland
Location Coordinates 35? 45′ 27″ S, 173? 33′ 46″ E
Nearest Town/s Dargaville
Geology Volcano
Translation maunga: mountain; nui: big
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 3 hours (return)
Distance 4.0?km?(2.5?mi)
Start/End Points Aranga Coast Road, 40 kms north of Dargaville
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif 4WD Road, Track
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Views, Bush , Ocean views, native bush
Hazards Cliffs

Google Earth Map

NZ Topographic Map

Height Profile

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Weather and Webcam Links

External Links


AA Guide to Walkways, North Island, New Zealand – Compiled by AA (1987), pg 75 – ISBN 0-86866-105-8

A Dictionary of Maori Placenames, AW Reed, 1982