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Welcome to Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui has long been a popular destination for New Zealanders and overseas visitors alike due to its top beaches, coastal lifestyle, and proximity to other great attractions.

Many Kiwis flock to ‘The Mount’ during the summer months, enjoying the long stretch of surf beaches facing the Pacific Ocean, or the sheltered Pilot Bay, ideal for launching boats and kayaks.

Whether you’re visiting to relax or burn some adrenaline, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Mount Maunganui and its surrounds.

Activities

MOUNT MAUNGANUI AND SURROUNDING DISTRICTS

Restaurants and Cafes
You are spoilt with choice of the food you can consume – from Chinese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Swiss, Turkish, Mexican, Club Venues – RSA, MOSC – (Mt Fishing Club), Cosmopolitan club etc. No need to worry about drinking and driving as we live only about 3 minutes away from the main street – so you can park up here and just walk

Walking up and/or around Mauao
Mount Maunganui’s dormant volcano, is a must to do activity and then relax in the Thermal salt water pools afterwards or have the obligatory coffee or ice-cream afterwards is always a good idea Great views and a very popular thing to do at no cost. It takes about 40 – 60 minutes to walk around the Mount comfortably.

Surfing
Enjoy Surfing at our Tay Street man-made Reef, for the keen – you can take some Lessons and hire surf boards from the operators.

Mount Maunganui Beaches
Voted number one in NZ as the best beach for 2015. Choose where you want to swim either in the harbor or ocean which is only a few minutes walking distance from each other. Take a picnic to the beach and watch the Cruise Ships cruise out of the harbor during the season.

For athletes
Participate in Marathons, 1⁄2 marathons, Triathlons, or run /walk in 5 – 7 – 10 k walks events. Walking distance from our place to the starting and finishing line.

Hobbiton movie set www.hobbitontours.com
For the keen Lord of the Ring enthusiast. Visit the real Middle-earth. Tours leave from Matamata. Matamata is situated over the Kaimai Ranges in the Waikato Region and it takes about 45 – 50 minutes’ drive from Mt Maunganui.

Kewpie Harbour Cruises www.kewpiecruises.co.nz
Take a One hour scenic Harbour cruise – calm inland waters of Tauranga NZ largest Port. Very relaxing.

Cinema
Want to see a movie? The theatre is only a few minutes’ walk from our BNB.

Bay Park Speedway
Take the family out to the Stock-cars/ saloon cars for the night during their season.

Bay Park Stadium/sporting arena
Watch netball, rugby or attend various shows that are on at the time of your visit.

Classic Flyers Aviation Museum www.classicflyersnz.com
There is over 5000 items on display. Family, friends and enthusiasts can visit the museum and souvenir shop, eat in the themed cafes or take a scenic flight over the bay.

Mills Reef Wine Tasting www.millsreef.co.nz
Enjoy a great indoor/outdoor setting that is nestled on 20 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens. The Tasting room is open seven days a week 10.00am – 5pm brunch and lunch seven days from 9.30am.

Omanu Golf Club www.omanugolf.co.nz
The club has modern lounge and catering facilities. The course has been developed into one of the finest courses in the country with its 18 holes offering a pleasant easy walk over gently rolling terrain. Green fee players welcome.

Mini Golf and Golfing range for the family is situated next to the Omanu Golf Course.

Dolphin Seafaris www.nzdolphin.com
Safe swimming and viewing of wild dolphins in the Bay of Plenty. You will be amazed at the abundance of marine life and spectacular views. From Dolphins to Orcas.

Tauranga Marine Charters www.taurangamarinecharters.co.nz
Daily fishing trips are run all year round. Whether you are on your own or with a group join them for a fantastic day out on the water. Bring your own fishing rod or you can hire one of them.

Island Air Charter – Volcanic Scenic Flights www.islandair.co.nz
Experience it mystery and majesty, see it by air – see the sacred thermal wonderlands of Rotorua and Mount Tawera, see beautiful beaches of the Coromandel Coast.

McLaren Falls
Turn off on the Kaimai Ranges . Great place to tramp or visit the Animal Farm.

Waimarino Adventure Park and Kayak Tours www.Waimarino.com
Evening Glow worm Kayak Tour or Waimarino Adventure Park – UFO, rock climbing and Kayak fire

OTHER INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT

Rotorua
Thermal area. Lots of places and things to do. It takes about one hour to get to Rotorua from here by car.

Whakatane – Ohope Beach
Take a helicopter ride or boat ride to see White Island or visit the beautiful Ohope Beach.

Waihi
An old Gold Mining Town – it takes about one hour driving from here.

Waitomo Caves
Go black water rafting or just cruise up the river gently. See the amazing Glow Worms in the Caves – It takes about two and a bit hour’s drive from here.

Hamilton
Situated in the Waikato – well know Horse Stud and Dairy farming area. It takes about one and half hour drive away from Mt Maunganui.

Raglan
One of the World’s best surfing beaches and is situated on the West Coast and only about 3⁄4 hour drive West from Hamilton.

Things to do

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Photos courtesy of Tourism Bay of Plenty.