Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui
(4.9/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Parking a little difficult to get but when there enjoyed the boardwalks now there. Great view out to sea. 
  • Drive from Tauranga to the waterfront park and walk to the hill. The homes on this stretch are quite elegant and unique when you drive the promenade 
  • Plent of parking but can get crowded. Lovely beach and lots of nearby food places to buy a picnic lunch.