A section of the Mount Maunganui base track is closed after a pohutukawa tree slipped down the track today.
The Mauao track is closed from about 300metres past the sandy beach if walking from the Pilot Bay side.
A pohutukawa blocks a section of the Mauao base track. It is expected to be closed for a week.
Tauranga City Council communications advisor Marcel Currin says early indications are the track will be closed for up to a week.
The rest of the base track remains open but users need to be aware that they cannot do a complete loop of the mountain.