Mount Maunganui - Tauranga

Mount Maunganui is a holiday paradise - you can surf, swim, play golf, shop, dine or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. There’s no pressure here, just take your time to enjoy the pace of life you want.

Located across the harbour from Tauranga, “the Mount” is almost surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, with New Zealand’s best beach on one side of its peninsula, and the sheltered waters of Pilot Bay on the other.

And overlooking it all towers the mountain itself – Mauao.

Standing 232m above sea level, this iconic landmark is treasured by Maori and locals alike. Mauao means ‘caught be the dawn’ and the mountain is steeped in Maori history and mythology. Several historical pa sites (villages) have been built on this extinct volcanic cone, the evidence of which can still be seen today as you explore the popular walking tracks.

Driving times and distance to Mount Maunganui from:

  • Auckland Airport – 198km, 2 hours 39 minutes
  • Wellington – 524.5 km, 6 hours 31 minutes
  • Taupo – 154.2 km, 2 hours 1 minute

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Baywatch Motor Inn

349A Maunganui Road,
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

0800 229 928 (reservations, within NZ)


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