Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui

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Walk down the along the white sands of Maunganui Beach, looking for shells and watching surfers--or catch a wave yourself. The beach stretches on a huge sandbar beginning at the base of the volcano and ending in a sheltered bay with a harbor. Stop for a snack of tasty seafood at the row of small eateries just above the shore, or cruise the many cafes and shops of the relaxed beach town, nicknamed "The Mount." Hike up the mountain to admire the view of the ocean and the harbor from above, where the sand dunes break up the skyline. The beach makes for a great stroll year-round, but note that parking is often difficult to find. To visit Maunganui Beach on your holiday in Tauranga, and find out what else Tauranga has to offer, use our Tauranga itinerary builder.
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  • really scenic and picturesque great for a winters day walk but not quit yet sunbathing weather coffee shops are at the mountain end of the beach  more »
  • Very pretty Beach two not downtown, cafes, glaciers, snacks... open on the Pacific and bordered by a fitted walk. Even in summer it is y not crowded at all.
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  • One of the beautiful beaches to visit as a tourist in New Zealand. Lovely area, nice weather, one of the best ones to do a long walk around the beach.  more »

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Ample accommodations are available for visitors of all persuasions in Tauranga. From cost-effective suburban motels and backpacker haunts to boutique hotels with great sea views, the town lives up to its reputation as a good place to bed down while exploring the Bay of Plenty area. As in many places, the general rule is that the closer you get to the waterfront, the more expensive and luxurious the lodgings.
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