Mt. Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand
A nice 2 and a half hour hike up a small mountain. One half of the trail is a nature hike through the forest and the other half is a scenic walk down a paved road, which has lots of great views of the lake and the city of Rotorua. You can start at either end, though I prefer to do the nature walk first. With the nature side of the walk, you can choose to go straight to the top on the Jubilee Track, or around in a loop on the Nature Track. The Jubilee Track runs through the Nature Track so you could do half of the nature loop and then turn onto the Jubilee Track and go up to the top.