Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui

(4.8/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • This is just a magic place. I do live not far away but drive to the Mount every few days for a majestic walk around the base. The view as you walk around would be as good as you can get anywhere in th...  more »
  • Views and atmosphere, in popular. But I go because I have no interest in the beach, so that. Cold seawater is a surfer.
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  • Most abilities should be able to complete this walk, including pushchairs and aided wheelchairs. Amazing views, and lots of benches to sit and enjoy the views or a picnic, rock pools to explore...  more »