A large section of the Mauao base track will be closed next week for resurfacing work.

Tauranga City Council has announced the section of track to be closed is on the harbour entrance side, shown on the map in red.

That section of track will be closed 8am - 4pm daily for up to five days starting Monday May 2, expecting to reopen on May 7.

It will reopen sooner if the work is completed prior to Friday.