Mt Maunganui is a popular holiday resort town renowned for its surf and safe swimming beaches located in the Bay of Plenty. The grueling mount summit climb takes about one and a half hours, and covers a distance of just under four kilometres, but is well worth the climb with amazing views of the beach, Matakana Island, and boats coming and going through the small harbour entrance to the Port of Tauranga. The 45-minute Mauao's Base Track is one of New Zealand's most popular walks - wander along the wide, well-maintained pathway to see expansive ocean views, peaceful beach inlets and majestic pohutukawa trees, pausing along the way to admire the view.
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Mobile-friendly - The Tauranga, Rotorua and Coromandel regions offers some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. Deep blue lakes surrounded by volcanic and geothermal backdrops to long sandy beaches. Walk in the crater of White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, or drop into a vineyard for lunch. Range of scenic flights and experiences allowing you to discover the region from above.
Your BEST DAY EVER begins early-morning as you're welcomed aboard Bay Explorer at Tauranga waterfront. We cruise through the beautiful harbour, & past the landmark volcanic mountain Mauao. We explore the pristine Bay of Plenty coastline to watch marine wildlife. You can choose to explore even more at the islands. Optional activities include swimming, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).
Mobile-friendly - Offering studio, one and two-bedroom accommodation, some with spabaths. All rooms are self-contained with cooking facilities, Free wi-fi, parking, SKYTV. Relax in our outdoor seasonally heated swimming pool, or in 150 metres you can be on the sand looking out to the beautiful South Pacific Ocean. ASB Arena, Baywave, Bayfair Mall are just a few minutes away.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy relaxed beach atmosphere in our contemporary architecturally designed motel, situated on Mount Maunganui/Papamoa boundary. 3 minute stroll to one of New Zealand's most beautiful beaches. 5 minute drive to ASB/Baypark Stadium. Enjoy the benefits of our central Bay of Plenty location, ideal for day trips to wonderful sites our sunny East coast region offers. Swimming pool, spa, games-room, Sky50+.
Spacious, up-market accommodation in the most prime location - at the foot of majestic Mount Maunganui, (Mauao). Just metres from beautiful Mount Maunganui beach, Pilot Bay harbour, the exquisite hot saltwater pools and Mount Maunganui’s vibrant beachside cafes. You’ll enjoy absolutely breathtaking views from your own private balcony. Our modern apartments boast spacious living areas and amenities of superb quality.
Mobile-friendly - Whether your Mount Maunganui trip is for business or holiday, Capri on Pilot Bay offers family friendly, modern, comfortable, quiet, spacious, and self serviced apartments to suit your holiday accommodation needs. Located close to the base of Mauao, central to both Tauranga Harbour and Mount Maunganui surf beach, and just a stroll from the main street, there’s plenty to do.
Small group and personalised tour specialists based in Tauranga. Tour options include exploring the fascinating geothermal wonderlands of Waiotapu and Waimangu near Rotorua, the film set Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves (Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo) Coromandel peninsula. Air conditioned, comfortable and roomy vehicles for your day tour.
Mobile-friendly - Custom Day Tours NZ organise day tours and shore excursions from Auckland and the Bay of Plenty to Rotorua Geothermal Highlights, Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Taupo and Auckland area. We are your specialist team for customized tours from Ports of Tauranga and Auckland. We personally collect you from your Cruise Ship or Hotel in our luxury air-conditioned, specialized touring vehicle.
Mobile-friendly - Swim with dolphins. Our awesome Dolphin Encounters depart daily from both Tauranga and Mount Maunganui aboard our luxury high speed vessels. Fully-equipped with two decks, huge front dolphin viewing area for all passengers to enjoy the wild dolphins surfing on the bow, our boats are comfortable, stable, very family friendly. Our swim bars provide close swimming encounters with the Dolphins.
Offering accessible tours of Tauranga, Rotorua or Hobbiton for visitors in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. With a range of specialist vehicles, we can take between one wheelchair and 6 seated passengers. Our friendly drivers are very experienced and happy to provide whatever assistance is needed to make sure you get the most from your tour.
Event Cinemas is the ultimate experience for movie-goers. Complete entertainment precincts that offer state-of-the-art venues that deliver the ultimate cinema experience with quality food and beverage: from bars with extensive wines by the glass and highly trained baristas in the purpose built cafes, to Scoop Alley – our self-service candy bar.
Mobile-friendly - Motel accommodation conveniently located close to Tauranga Airport, Oamanu Beach, Golf clubs, Pools, Baypark Arena and Bayfair shopping centre. We offer a variety of well-appointed units with spa baths, free WI-Fi, & Sky TV 50+ channels. Ideal for families or corporates alike. The Gateway Motor Inn in Mt Maunganui provides comfortable, affordable and accessible accommodation with modern facilities.
Our Scenic Cruises on the iconic KEWPIE are very popular. The boat cruises the inner Tauranga Harbour to isolated islands and peninsulas. There are options to Hop-on Hop-off at Matakana Island at no extra cost. Join us on the scheduled 1hr Scenic Cruises or hire the vessel for a scenic tour, corporate or party cruise. Licenced Bar.
Mobile-friendly - Amazing day trips to some of New Zealand's most beautiful and unique locations. Wander the sulphury paths of Rotorua, or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Coromandel. Our tours focus on really experiencing all NZ has to offer, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Bring your swimsuit and your walking shoes. Today is gonna get epic!
Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand from the comfort of either of our 5 or 6-berth motorhomes. We offer you a very individual and personal service, and are very flexible to your needs. We’ve travelled extensively in New Zealand, so we can give really good advice on where to go and what to do. Airport pickups available.
Mobile-friendly - Luxury Airport Shuttles - Airport Transfers between Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and connecting areas. Multiple daily door-to-door Auckland Airport transfers and City-to-City transfers, we also go to and from the Auckland Cruise Ship Terminal. As well as the shared shuttle service we also provide a Private Charter service and Tours to anywhere in New Zealand as well as transport for conferences.
Moturiki Island | Leisure Island is a popular visitor attraction just off Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach. It's connected to the beach and you can simply walk across and enjoy the views, the crashing waves and watch the surfers just off the island.
Mount Classic Tours is a NZ owned and operated company that provides tours, corporate, special occasion and airport transfers. They have a fleet of modern and classic cars from Rolls Royces and long wheel base sedans to vans and small coaches. The fleet is immaculately maintained and their experienced chauffeurs are professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
Situated in beautiful Bay of Plenty on both harbour and ocean beaches. Spend your days lazing on the magnificent beach, or enjoy many water activities that Pilot Bay offers. End your day relaxing in the famous hot saltwater pools or be spoilt for choice with many cafes and restaurants. Basic cabins, tent sites, powered sites and Visitor Information Centre on-site.
Our goal at New Zealand Rent a Car, Tauranga is to make your car hire a pleasant and friendly experience. We provide a wide range of affordable, clean rental cars, which are serviced regularly. All our vehicles are supported by 24-hour AA breakdown cover. Hire a car and the region is yours to explore and enjoy at your own pace.
Mobile-friendly - Idyllically located to make the most of everything Mount Maunganui has to offer, our superior Studio, One and Two Bedroom guestrooms are located at the base of Mauao upon one of the country’s most popular surf beaches. Featuring onsite heated pools, gym, sauna, parking, cafes and conference facilities for 80 people, and a few minute’s walk from shopping and bars.
Mobile-friendly - A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Ocean Waves Motel & Apartment Complex. Mount Maunganui is the mega surf beach on the Pacific Coast, and our family invite you to share and enjoy our paradise holiday beachfront resort. Choose from units or apartments in two locations close to the main beach, both offering ocean or island views.
Swim with dolphins - a truly memorable & magical adventure that you will cherish for a lifetime. Orca Wild Adventures take place in the Tauranga Moana coastal region with the most experienced crew in the Bay of Plenty. Depending on the sea and weather conditions you may visit Tuhua (Mayor Island), Karewa or Motiti Island.
Mobile-friendly - Voted best backpackers in NZ at the Golden Backpack awards, 2014,2016 and 2017! Large, affordable beach accommodation, offering more than just a bed - it's an experience! Only 500m from the glorious white sand/surf beach for surfing, swimming and beach activities, and a 10min walk into town. We have free surfboards, on-site parking and assistance with job placements allyear round.
Every year the Port of Tauranga sees cruise ships from Australia, the Pacific Islands, North America and Europe, pass through the Tauranga harbour. Port of Tauranga is situated close to the heartland of New Zealand’s North Island tourism industry, with the scenic wonders of Rotorua, Taupo and the Waikato (Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves), all being major draw cards for international tourists.
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Leighton Fairlie - Distant EP Release Party
Stone Cold Records are thrilled to be sending Leighton Fairlie home to heat up the shores of his hometown, Mount Maunganui. Electronica, roots and drum & bass fans rejoice as Leighton Fairlie descends upon Totara ...
Where: Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 11 Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
To: 11:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
If you love classic rock, you'll love Lazy Fifty live. Our classic rock covers set features the music of Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top, Santana, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and other great ...
Where: The Mount Mellick, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 317 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019
To: 12:00am on Saturday 20th July 2019
Mafia Casino Midwinter Comedy Dinner & Quiz Show
Tickets now on sale! Please call 07 574 1672 for group booking availability. Investigating what to do for your mid year, midwinter or a Christmas social function? Here's "an offer you can't refuse!": Gather your ...
Where: Omanu Golf Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 98 Matapihi Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 6th July 2019
To: 10:30pm on Saturday 10th August 2019
The Little Big Markets
Join us for The Little Big Markets Winter 2019 season! With a huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of stallholders for you to peruse... you won't be short of things ...
Where: The Papamoa Pony Club, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 491 Papamoa Beach Rd, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Saturday 18th May 2019
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 21st September 2019
Karaoke Competition - 4 Heats
$500 - 1st Prize $300 - 2nd Prize $200 - 3rd Prize Heats - Saturday July 6, 13, 20, 27 - 10 - 12 am Huge Final - Saturday Aug 3 - 9 - 12 am Plus open karaoke. Competition is open to all singers over 18. ...
Where: Rosie O'Gradys Irish Pub, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 2 Rata Street, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00pm on Saturday 6th July 2019
To: 1:00am on Sunday 4th August 2019
Come along and try out this new fun sport - Floorball! It's a cross between ice-hockey and indoor hockey which is played inside a 50cm high rink with carbon sticks. The Goalies don't sue a stick and wear similar ...
Where: Trustpower Baypark, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 81 Truman Ln, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 1:30pm on Sunday 16th June 2019
To: 2:30pm on Sunday 11th August 2019
Mount Farmers Market
The Mount Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9am to 1pm in Phoenix Park/ Te Papa O Nga Manu Porotakataka, Downtown the Mount. A diverse range of local artisans and purveyors present some of the finest fresh ...
Where: Phoenix Car Park, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 141 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Sunday 17th March 2019
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 24th November 2019
Yoga + Oils: CANCELLED
Come and join us for yoga and essential oils, the perfect way to end your weekend and begin your week feeling more centered, calm and grounded. Beginners and everyone welcome! Kirsten will take you through an ...
Where: Arataki Community Centre, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 5:00pm on Sunday 12th May 2019
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 4th August 2019
Paint and Wine Night - Kowhai Tui - Paintvine
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga/Mt Maunganui! No previous painting experience ...
Where: The Rising Tide, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 107 Newton St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Wednesday 24th July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 24th July 2019
Primary School Floorball (Indoor Hockey)
Come along and try out this new fun sport - Floorball! It's a cross between ice-hockey and indoor hockey which is played inside a 50cm high rink with carbon sticks. The Goalies don't use a stick and wear similar ...
Where: Trustpower Baypark Arena, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Address: 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
From: 4:00pm on Thursday 25th July 2019
To: 4:45pm on Thursday 26th September 2019