Sunrise at summit track on Mount Maunganui New ZealandClick to buy.

Walking up the Mount is a pretty popular activity for locals and visitors to Mt Maunganui. I really had no idea how popular it is though! I got to this location around half an hour before sunrise and even in the dark there were loads of people on the track walking or running up to the summit.

This is the only photo of dozens that had nobody on the track. I must be overdue to hike right up to the top for sunrise again. It’s well worth setting your alarm and getting up there for sunrise if you haven’t done it before. Great way to start the day!

Rowan is a landscape and travel photographer based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. His images are available as high quality stock and fine art prints and canvas.