The Minden Lookout

Overlooking Tauranga from Te Puna

The Minden Lookout In Tauranga

One of the most scenic locations in Tauranga, possibly Bay of Plenty, is the Minden Lookout. A scenic viewpoint overlooking the city and beyond. It is 286 metres high, and offers a sweeping panorama of the city as a whole. From Tauranga to Mount Maunganui and as far as the eye can see.

Compared to the other sights and views mentioned on the site, there is no walking involved to reach this dramatically beautiful view. A windy drive will take you right up Minden Rd where you will find yourself coming across what is known as, “The Lookout”. There are multiple parking spaces available nearby.

Not only can you park in these spaces and walk to the lookout, but you can also find on-street parking along the same stretch of road. Finding a little spot to park is a great idea to eat lunch with an awesome view this high above sea level.

The Lookout is now much more accessible to families with children and features a multi-level structure with open air and covered areas. The lookout is open to the public, and there are picnic tables and circular metal maps displaying the islands and locations nearby. The view from the top is worth the visit, and is a popular destination for local tour operators.

The vantage point on the viewing platform is the best place to take photos of the area. Taking photos from the lookout will enhance your trip to the town. However, it can be crowded on sunny days, and the road is steep. The vistas of the city are best enjoyed by car, but you can also hike in the bush and get closer to nature by foot.

The Omokoroa-Te Puna Lions Club handed over the Minden Lookout to the Tauranga County Council on Saturday 28th October 1978 after a construction time of 21 months. The project was completed by a comparatively new club and took just under 2000 hours to construct with members committing their time on a voluntary basis.

The drive is roughly 15 mins from the city centre. Turn left onto Minden Road at the Te Puna round-a-bout.

Map and Directions for The Minden Lookout In Tauranga, New Zealand

Minden Lookout Image Gallery

This image gallery of the Minden Lookout view shows you what to expect. These photos do not show how awesome this view in the Bay of Plenty really is. It’s a wonderful place for an alternative sight of Tauranga and beyond.

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